I stayed in a regular cabana. The cabana has one side is screened and one side has a several windows you can close and it was very cold and raining. It rained for 2 days, some of the activities I had asked for were not open due to so much rain before I got there, you just couldn't get there. I did get to see the butterfly farm, it was wonderful, so many varieties of butterflies and hummingbirds was OMG! I also got to see Cahal Pech, Hugo's father was tour guide and has spent his life at this site and knows it very well. The next day was spent going to and at Tikal. If you book this go for the overnight tour because it takes hours to get there. This site is immense and I feel just the one day there does not do it justice. The food is good, it is very basic food, Mayan dishes that are mainly chicken, beans and rice and there are dishes with vegetables and a salad and dinner is finished off with a dessert. At night the place is lit up with old style hurricane lanterns. Be sure to take a flashlight with you it is very dark there. I found the staff very warm and friendly and willing to help you with activities. Vicki is amazing, quick with smiles and a charming personality. I had cabana # 2 it was right on the edge of the jungle. The howler monkeys will wake you up early with their howling calls and sometimes they will do this in the daytime and you can watch them through a spotting scope. There were many varieties of humming birds, a big JC lizard that liked to hang out in the covered seating area. There are so many varieties of birds in the area, it is amazing. The reason for only 3 stars on sleeping quality was it was cold and for 2 nights I felt the cold. The cabana was out fitted with 3 blankets for the bed but it was still cold in bed. I cannot say enough about the staff at Pook's Hill, I think Vicki, Hugo, Mayra, Izzi, Pam, and Mike all do an amazing job. There are many other staffers in the background that keep the place running. The road when I was there was in bad shape due to the rain, many holes and mud bogs. Take your bug spray or get eaten alive. Dial your expectations back and you will have a spectacular time. I enjoyed my time there and would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pook’s Hill is a small eco-lodge situated within the primary rainforest of Western Belize. It borders a 7000 acre reserve and the Roaring River, and is only 4 miles from the ATM cave. Eleven thatch cabanas surround an ancient Maya site and look out over the jungle canopy. Each has a private bathroom with hot water and 24 hour electricity. Pook’s Tours offers a full range of day tours to attractions in Western Belize as well as transportation services to or from any destination in Belize and Tikal in Guatemala (it is a two hour drive from Belize City). Pook’s Hill provides visitors with truly unique jungle experiences in a breathtaking natural setting and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the treasures of Western Belize. All management and operations at Pook’s Hill are carried out according to sustainable business practices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pook`s Hill Hotel Belmopan
- Pooks Hill Hotel
- Pooks Hill Cayo
- Pook's Hill Lodge Belize/Belmopan