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Mile 6 Cristo Rey Road, Negroman, San Ignacio 00000 Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Belize at its finest! Nestled on a steep bank of the beautiful Macal River, eco-friendly Mystic River Resort offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Belize. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views. We are a full-service Jungle Resort with an open-air restaurant, bar, spa, splash pool, yoga deck, adventure desk, luxurious accommodations with studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites – some featuring private plunge pools and outdoor showers! All our units offer king size beds, fireplace and private patio along with majestic views of the rain-forest and the river. Mystic River Resort, is located 7 miles from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, surrounded by incredible serene wilderness – it is the best place to find the perfect something – or nothing – to do. We look forward to welcoming you- at the Mystic River Resort. Your MMR Team
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Lazy river
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Outdoor pool
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Texas H wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
I would first like to start off to say that Petra and Peter are awesome! Their attentiveness to me and my wife made the vacation an absolute delight. These two ensured everything that we needed was taken care of well ahead of time and even provided transportation for us to the local city. Food: Was great and prepared fresh everyday, the kitchen staff even customized meals for us that were not on the menu. Activities: There is no shortage of events to do at the resort and in town, we paced ourselves and still was able to have a great and fulfilling time Owners: They arrived in town the last day of our trip and spoke with us briefly on our experience and were paramount in helping us getting a COVID-19 test before our flight the next morning Petra is AWESOME ! and Peter is a L E G E N D Ryan & Kila
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jim A wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed two nights at Mystic River; not nearly enough time to do. much, but enough time to know this is a special place with something for everyone. From quiet time by the pool, to high energy excursions, this place has you covered.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are private huts with porches overlooking the river. no bad choices.
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Josephine M wrote a review Nov 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico1 contribution
Mystic River is the most magical place we have ever been! We spent 3 days and had an amazing time. It is hard to believe you are in a tropical jungle with the beautiful accommodations they offer. The food, staff and setting were first rate! Hats off to our hosts Petro and Pieter. They were awesome! Would return in a heartbeat!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Sightsee01952765731 wrote a review Nov 2021
Falls Church, Virginia10 contributions
We stayed at Mystic River Resort in early November 2021. We organized transportation from Belize airport though the resort and had an informative and entertaining ride with Albi. We were greeted at the resort by Petro, who was extremely helpful in setting up tours and showing us the resort. The resort is amazing - all the rooms are private cabins each with a view of the river. The resort is very private, but has a beautiful pool, some nice hiking, and great birding opportunities. Also, the food is amazing. We opted to get the package that included all meals, and it was nice to order anything we wanted without worrying about price. Special shoutout to Norberto the amazing chef along with Lew, Steve, Emier and everyone else who served us at the beautiful outdoor bar and restaurant. We especially enjoyed the pool and birding - the resort offers a free 1 hr birding tour in the morning and you can often see Toucans and other birds from the restaurant each morning. We booked the famous ATM Tour through the resort and also had Albi, a resort employee and certified tour guide, take us to Xunaantunich, the nearby Mayan ruin. Overall, an amazing trip. I would highly recommend Mystic River for anyone who is staying near San Ignacio and wanted to stay in luxury at an affordable price in the jungle.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Nadege Thomas, Owner at Mystic River Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Mystic River Resort, our little piece of paradise! Our new chef is indeed truly amazing and we are thrilled you enjoyed his food. We are amazed by what he delivers day in and day out! I will make sure to pass on your comments about Abi, our resident birder extraordinaire! Thank you again for choosing Mystic River Resort for your vacation and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Take care and have a wonderful day.
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Neil B wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
My Family and I wish to thank Mystic River again for an “outstanding” week stay with them. I cannot overstate how wonderful our experience was. The Staff are among the most friendly, funny and upbeat people I have encountered. The Management especially Petro, has her finger on the pulse with an almost uncanny ability to anticipate your needs and wants. If this happens to be caving, visiting waterfalls or experiencing Maya culture, the Mayan ruins or if wildlife or birding is your thing, she makes it happen. Perhaps just chilling enjoying the river with coffee or cocktails the staff make it happen in the most memorable way. I could go on and on but suffice to say, if you wish to stay at an enchanted place and experience the essence of what Belize is and famous for, this is the place!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Reservations Mystic, General Manager at Mystic River Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Your kind words have made me blush but I thank you so much for the compliment -however, I could never manage to do any of that without the incredible support of our amazing team. One does tend to get an instinctive feel for what your guests need and would love to experience and I'm so happy to hear that we managed to get it right for you too. Thank you so much for being wonderful guests. I hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in the not too distant future. Stay safe. Best wishes, Petro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mystic River Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mystic River Resort?
Nearby attractions include Xunantunich (5.0 miles), Green Iguana Conservation Project (4.1 miles), and Cahal Pech (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mystic River Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Mystic River Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mystic River Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mystic River Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Burnz, Cenaida's Belizean Food, and Pop's Belize Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mystic River Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Mystic River Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mystic River Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mystic River Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Mystic River Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (5.0 miles) and El Pilar (4.3 miles).
Does Mystic River Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.