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“What ride” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banana Bank Ranch

Banana Bank Ranch
Banana Bank Rd, Belmopan, Belize, Belmopan, Belize
832-2020
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Belmopan
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“What ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is not your grandmother's pony ride! What fun! Solid well kept horses. Good guides. You see the jungle, gallop, ride in a creek, and take on some challenging trails.

Visited August 2013
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English first
San Ignacio, Belize
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sleeping Giant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The eco spot has great potential as the site itself is charming. The tour was just a boat ride, the boat was not clean, the tour guide was non-communicative and had nothing to offer about the scene. There was no safety gear provided even though it was requested. One additional concern is that there were absolutely no signs along the way to the spot and though interesting was a little nerve wracking for a group of ladies and children.

This has great potential and I look forward to the next step in their product development.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
“Horseback Riding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stefan is a great guide for horseback riding - charming and a great horseman. If you are not staying there, you can still get lunch on the glorious grounds after your ride. HIghly recommended by locals also, for horseback riding. They host a riding camp for local school children in July - great place.

Visited June 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Adventure in Tropical Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Our family spent an amazing week at Banana Bank Ranch. Half our group stayed in the air-conditioned rooms and the others had a jungle cabana. We were pleased with all our accommodations which were clean and comfortable. Carolyn Carr is a gifted artist and her talent is displayed not only in her paintings but also in the unique personalities of these accommodations.
I have 4 teenage boys and they gave the meals a five star rating. The food was delicious and plentiful. My favorite was the fresh-baked bread and home-grown vegetables. Meals were served family-style and offered a great time to visit with other travelers and our gracious hosts, John, Carolyn, and Leisa Carr. Banana Bank offered a variety of tours and helpful travel advice.
The beautiful grounds and refreshing pool were a great place to return to after a full-day of sightseeing. There was also a variety of tropical animals on the grounds. Some had been rescued after being orphaned or injured in the wild and were now being cared for at the ranch.
We rode horses several times and each trip was an unforgettable adventure. Sherman, Stephan, Joey and Marvin were experienced with horses and excellent guides. The horses were healthy and well-trained and we never wanted the rides to end. In fact, no one wanted our stay at Banana Bank to end. We can't wait to come again on another visit.

Visited April 2013
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“nice lunch stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

we had lunch on the way from the airport to Clarissa Falls and looked at the jaguar in a cage and the birds in the aviary. Lunch was delicious -a stir fry

Visited March 2013
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