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torn between crystal paradise and black rock lodge

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torn between crystal paradise and black rock lodge

Finally narrowed it down to two lodges. Pros/cons between the two? Are they near each other? Which has better views? Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: torn between crystal paradise and black rock lodge

Hi:

Just got back from Belize last week and stayed at Crystal Paradise for 4 nights. The rooms are very basic, but the Tut family that runs the joint is sooooo nice. By the end of our time there we felt like part of the family.

Home cooked meals for breakfast and dinner was awesome as well.

As far as a view there? Not so much, they have very pretty landscaping there with lush grounds that you can walk around. We did a canoe tour with them and it stopped right outside of Crystal Paradise that was a fun half day activity as well.

Also there is no A/C at Crystal Paradise, not sure when you are going or if you will need it?

If you need any more info please feel free to ask!

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2. Re: torn between crystal paradise and black rock lodge

thanks for the reply. Was crystal paradise in the jungle? Near the jungle? Did you see monkeys? Toucans? I totally want to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle but most of the places that seem to be more "jungly" are more expensive. But, I think we'll be renting a car in BZE and driving there so we can explore on our own. So at least if im not staying right in the jungle we can still go there. I really want to go to the waterfalls in the pine mountain region one day too. Were going in January so don't think the lack of ac will be a problem. Were planning on staying three nights before heading to ambergris caye. Did you rent a car? It's our first trip to central America so any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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3. Re: torn between crystal paradise and black rock lodge

Both are fine. BRL is in deeper jungle closer to the river. CPR was a farm, now landscaped and a hop, skip, jump to the river.

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