What a beautiful setting in the rainforest of Belize. This eco-hotel nestled in the jungle just outside of San Ignacio is paradise. A great place to settle for awhile as you tour around the area to visit a number of fairly close by ruins including Tikal in Guatemala and Xunantunich, Caracol and caves to explore!. We were greeted so warmly and felt like family as soon as we were picked up from the airport. A short 2hr. ride from Belize airport...stop off halfway to the Belize Zoo on the way. The resort has beautiful clean cabanas with cathedral thatched roofs (which are always very cool despite how hot it can get in the daytime!), screened in keeping most critters out. The odd salamander finds his way in but they are harmless and are actually good to eat up the little spiders and mosquitoes (although very few in this jungle!). Hot water showers, powerful toilets, and comfortable beds make you forget you're staying at a hotel that has minimal impact on the environment. THe food was abundant and delicious and served...whenever WE were ready - a very very accomodating resort! The owner was so welcoming and hospitable - we felt like we were part of the family and his casa was our casa. He arranged a great tour to Tikal for us that was with an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide. The grounds at Casa Maya are beautiful, quiet, serene with lots of great birds for bird watching during breakfast or while lounging by the pool or sipping drinks by the bar! Great nature trails to hike and explore on the property as well. We are certain to return on our next visit to Belize since there is still so much more to do! Remember, though, you are in the middle of the jungle in Belize so if you're looking for the 5 star luxury American style hotel that would leave negative longlasting damage to the environment, then rethink your values. You will be entering paradise as it was found still with amenities that logically shouldn't exist in a rainforest in the first place. We loved it and will return. Paradise!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Maya Eco Hotel
- Casa Maya Eco Resort Belize/San Ignacio