Over the past few years, I have stayed at a number of exotic hostels and lodges around the world - Parrot Nest is by far my favorite. It has a wonderful environment for those looking to be adventurous (living in the jungle is pretty cool!), backpacker (Theo and Marcus are so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area's best activities), or simply someone looking for a relaxing but different experience. The location requires a cheap cab/collectivo to reach which is made up for by being right on the river and actually in a jungle-like environment.
Having breakfast and dinner at the lodge is an absolute must, as Theo prepares such spectacular meals. Being out of the way of the city also means that breakfast and dinner times were the perfect time to sit back and share stories with the other well-traveled guests. Having the chance to chat with Theo and Marcus throughout the stay also helped me to gain perspective about life in Belize.
Overall, I came into the experience thinking it was just a cool place to stay. I came out three nights later feeling a part of the family. I will not hesitate to say that I look forward to returning to Parrot Nest any time I am in the area in the future.
- Also Known As:
- Parrot Nest Hotel San Ignacio
- Parrot Nest Lodge Belize/San Ignacio