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Back-a-Bush Guesthouse

San Miguel, Belize
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

If youre looking for 5-star accomodation with bellboys, you're in the wrong place. But if what you wanted was a bit of authentic southern Belize, with good food, good conversation, and a lovely setting? You cant do much better.

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Thank Dev N
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

A must stay place on your trip to Belize. Beautiful location, friendly smiles, and very helpful to all types of travelers. Get there by going to Punta Gorda by boat from Livingston or Puerto Barrios, or go on the James Busline from Belize City.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed here in a group of 6. The rooms were rustic but very comfortable. Elsbeth is a great hostess, and her cooking is out of this world. She helped us to organise a tour to tiger cave with a local guide. Much cheaper then going to the 'tourist caves' like ATM, and a lot of fun (you will get... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a few wonderful days with Elsbeth at 22 acre Back a Bush. We had the pleasant cabin with balcony with a jungle feel. Wonderful meals(communal eating) all done by Elsbeth with vegetarian and gluten free no problem. A basic, farm style place with chickens, ducks, dogs and cats wandering all around you as you hang in your hammock.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have spent to nights at back a bush. Elsbeth was not there but here good friend Yenka took care of us. We both are used to a farm and all what comes with it but we haven't been to impressed by what was waiting there for us. You have to watch your step because the ducks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Thankyou Elsbeth for a wonderful time. We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The simple accommodation: the "swanky cabana" ,is authentic and all you need. The bird watching from bed is great! . It helps to be an animal lover as there are many hens and ducks, cats and dogs which all adds to the ambiance; previous... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Back-a-bush is a welcome escape from the tourist trail. Elsbeth is the perfect host and a wonderful cook. Her low impact lifestyle, love of her animals and nature shine through. She can arrange inexpensive but great value tours to local sites including the tiger cave with experienced local guides. Also it is easy to walk to sites in the nearby... More 

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Thank Bendy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friend and me found this wonderful place by accident. First we just wanted to stay for one night, but every day we sad "one more night";) we truly didn't want to leave anymore. From the very first moment we felt like part of the family between Rod producing his tasty belizean coffee, Elsbeth running the farm and all the... More 

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Thank scheffmar
Baar, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

First we wanted to stay just for one night. At the end we stayed three and we would stay longer if we would have the time. The farm is located in the heart of the mayan culture and beautiful nature. Dogs, cats and ducks say good night to eachother so it's peace on earth! Elsbeth is a charming person who... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Came to Back-a-Bush straight from a 3 days journey from California... Was really tired, cold (we had a coldfront at the time) & hungry when I arrived. As I walked in to the property I first got a loud welcome from the 6 beautiful dogs (They might seem scary, but just be calm and they will do the same.) All... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse on organic permaculture farm in Maya village on river. We serve home grown coffee and delicious home cooked meals, vegans/vegetarians/meat eaters welcome. We offer camping under a large thatch with your own tent (10 $ BZ) or rent our tent (20 $ BZ), 2 rooms with shared bath (60 $ BZ and 70 $ BZ double occupancy) and a private spacious cabin with 2 singles and a double bed, en suite bathroom (1 p. 60 $ BZ, 2 p. 100 $ BZ, 3 p. 130 $ BZ, 4 p. 150 $ BZ) with hot shower, sink and private porch. All rooms have fans and outlets. Hot showers, 24 h. electricity, free wifi, safe and clean. Relax in the hammock and read a book or play a game on the palapa. Maya ruins Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit and Tiger cave nearby, village/farm/river tours, jungle trails for adventurous travelers. Easy to reach by village bus, twice daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back-a-Bush Guesthouse

Address: San Miguel, Belize
Location: Belize > Toledo District
Price Range: $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Back-a-Bush Guesthouse Belize/Toledo District
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