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Maya Mountain Lodge

3/4 Mile Cristo Rey Road, San Ignacio Belize
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#5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
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Maya Mountain Lodge is a small family run eco-jungle lodge located 3/4 Mls. On the Cristo Rey Road, only five minutes from downtown San Ignacio, Belize. Offering 15 air conditioned units varying from family cottages equipped with kitchenettes to our standard rooms. We also have economy rooms for the budget conscious. Weekly and monthly rates are available for up to 70% discount. We are famous for our dining service which features cultural meals of the different ethnic groups in Belize. Dining reservations are recommended. We also offer cooking courses when booked in advance. We have a tour desk which provides safe, reliable tours of high quality and which are fun as well as educational. There is a pool, nature trails, tropical gardens,conference room, spa, and free WiFi. Our Wellness Center provides spa, educational courses, wellness cooking classes, yoga, and alternative healing referrals. Hiking, birding, and both guided and self tours of organic and tropical gardens available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Chris M wrote a review Apr 2020
Brooklin, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
This fantastic accommodation is located close to San Ignacio, a quick cab ride or walk away. I was blown away by the fresh farm-to-table meals and drinks, the layout of the lodge within a broadleaf forest, the superb concierge and wait staff, the evening entertainment and,of course, the room itself. I HIGHLY recommend this place for solo travelers or groups, as they have huts and rooms that can accommodate both. I had a booking issue with a tour for the next morning and the staff worked overtime to find me a last minute alternative! I was extremely impressed! Note: There is no bar on site and they observe "Quiet hours" between 9pm and 7am.
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Date of stay: February 2020
MattandLeslie wrote a review Mar 2020
Cortez, Colorado29 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here as a base camp as we explored the town and area around San Ignacio. It looked nice on the travel sites and was rated as a 3 star accommodation. It's a $5USD cab ride to/from town. The grounds were nice, but we were disappointed with our standard room. Pros: There was hot water, a fan, air conditioning (which we did not try), it was clean enough, and a nice shared deck space. The staff was also helpful with calling taxis or making dinner reservations. Cons: the room was more basic than expected, the walls were so thin we could hear our neighbors' normal conversations, and the room was slightly run down. Signs for quiet hours were posted, but no one was enforcing them as party-ers came back in the middle of the night and were very loud on several occasions. It was more of a "hostel" atmosphere, although the cabanas may have been nicer. We were on our honeymoon and wanted/expected something different based on reviews, descriptions, and pictures of the lodge. Our biggest complaint comes from the restaurant. The lodge advertises accommodating special dietary needs, which is very important to us. We ate there our first night. Prior to our arrival they asked us about our special needs, and we emailed them a list. We also discussed our needs upon our arrival and with the server (as we were instructed) when we ordered our meal. Despite our efforts, it seemed like little to no regard was paid to the needs that we had clearly communicated. Our plates contained items that we communicated we could not have. The snapper was just OK and my steak was under cooked. The meals were expensive for what you get. My wife was frustrated and left the restaurant as I waited at least 35 minutes to get the bill and run my card. The service was poor and we did not eat there again. If you have serious food sensitivities or allergies I would not trust this place to accommodate your needs. We booked our tours elsewhere. There are lots of choices for places to stay in the San Ignacio area. If we were to return we would look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Would not recommend the economy or standard rooms
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Terri L wrote a review Mar 2020
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This lodge is phenomenal. The owners and staff are exceptional. The food was so fresh and flavorful. The accommodations were very comfortable and the grounds are breathtaking. I will be back soon and often! Thanks to all of you for the wonderful stay!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Pratul M wrote a review Mar 2020
Kitchener, Canada41 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed at this lodge on our visit to San Ignacio. The lodge is located in the mountains surrounded by a lot of vegetation grown and maintained by the owners. The food is fresh and vegetables mainly grown in their garden. They have a lot of veggie and vegan options. If you are looking for 5 star comforts then this place is not for you really blends in with nature. There is lot of information regarding the vegetation grown there.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from BartMickler, Owner at Maya Mountain Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for the nice review. Yes, we have delicious food because much of it comes from our own gardens. Our guests love learning about Belize, its culture, and its flora and fauna. Our guests come to learn and experience. We enjoy what we do and the guests seem to enjoy this lovely location.
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Beth K wrote a review Mar 2020
Contoocook, New Hampshire3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Maya Mountain Lodge for three nights in mid February. We had a large party (5 adults, a 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old). We had contemplated the Vacation Rental for all of us, but ended up having one person stay in a separate room (Tapir) which was a good call so no one had to sleep on the futon in the common area. The vacation rental was sufficient for our needs, though I didn't love the location of it (lots of the other accommodations are nestled in the jungle, and this was right next to the parking lot and dining room--which I suppose was also somewhat convenient). The kitchen was larger than what we needed since we ate all of our meals in the restaurant, so design-wise, it would've been nicer for us to have a smaller kitchen in favor of more space to relax together in the "living room." There was a large table, which was great, but for comfortable seating there was just a small futon and a hammock going across the room, so kind of awkward for sitting and conversing. This is really not an issue, though, unless you're planning to hide out inside. Common areas, including the pool, were great for socializing. The food was really good and the kitchen was accommodating to our group's tricky dietary needs. The staff handled this graciously, even though I'm sure we weren't always easy. We organized some activities with the support of the front desk, including the ATM Cave Tour, which was fantastic. One day someone hand-drew us a map of San Ignacio so we could easily find our way to the market and on to Xunantunich. She also gave a great restaurant recommendation for Benny's. Another day, my mother-in-law took a walk/hike on the property with my young children, and a staff member who saw them head out on the trail went up to check on them after they had been gone for a while. It was nice to know there were people keeping an eye on our safety. Overall we had a great stay! Thanks Maya Mountain!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from BartMickler, Owner at Maya Mountain Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for this awesome review! We enjoy what we do and our guests love the farm-to-table program. They are welcome to pick their own lettuce and tomatoes for their salad. They find it both interesting and delicious!
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USD 66 - USD 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maya Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Maya Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Green Iguana Conservation Project (1.1 km), Cahal Pech (1.7 km), and Belize Botanic Gardens (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maya Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Maya Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Maya Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maya Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Burnz, Cenaida's Belizean Food, and Pop's Belize Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maya Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maya Mountain Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Maya Mountain Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maya Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Maya Mountain Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting El Pilar (1.5 km).
Is Maya Mountain Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.