We absolutely loved our stay with Julie and Gary in Santa Elena! They were incredible hosts - as soon as we arrived they welcomed us into their home. Julie took us on a tour of the towns, to the ATM, pointed out the great restaurants and bakeries and even took us to the grocery store to shop!! Their property is so beautiful, overlooking the river and San Ignacio. Perfect for a romantic getaway and enough space to bring the whole family! They even have inner tubes and kayaks if you want to explore the river. We highly recommend staying with them on your visit to San Ignacio/Santa Elena!
Great view, good location, lots of good wildlife to see and on top of that it's hosted by some of the most delightful people I've ever known. Highly recommended!!!!!
We loved our stay at Wish Willy's. We spent 10 days and the location is perfect for us to easily get to and from all the amazing ruins and sights in the area. Gated property was perfect for our rental car. A./C is the bedroom was perfect, but sleeping with the windows open listening to the parrots, toucans and other birds is a fantastic way to start the day. Fish and otters in the river below, iguanas and squirrels in the trees above... a nature's lover paradise. Julie & Gary are great hosts and full of information. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip.
Thanks for making our trip so memorable!
Dave & Kelley
This place is now known as Wish Willy River Cabanas and is owned by Julie and Gary who were amazing hosts to my new husband and me. On arrival we celebrated with a drink on their scenic porch and then Julie drove us around the area so we could get oriented. The apartment was perfect for us, little kitchenette and a nice patio where we had multiple meals and coffee. There is air conditioning in the bedroom which is a saving grace for being in the jungle. San Ignacio is across the river and we walked there for shopping, meals and to experience Belizean living. The walk is short but taxis are also plentiful. I never felt unsafe during my stay here. This was a wonderful experience for both of us. It was HOT but the river is right behind the apartment to cool down with tubes or the kayak. We absolutely loved our stay here!!