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Sacramento, California
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I brought my college-aged niece on this horseback riding trip and we both had an amazing week! The food was excellent, fresh, delicious, plentiful, and accommodated my lactose intolerant diet (and another guest's gluten free diet). We love Blanca and Marta, who live in a nearby village and cook for the ranch. Owners Jim and Marguertie and other family members...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After all the wonderful reviews, I booked a 5 nights stay for my family and was very excited about our visit. We left disappointed. There were some high points. Unfortunately, the low points marred our experience. First, the high points. The rides were wonderful. Rigo and his son Junior were cheerful, knowledgeable, and wonderful guides. We loved them. We rode...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful all the way around. This is an amazing destination and great way to see the jungle-- many different birds, butterflies (great butterfly farm across the road), cool plants, etc. We never saw an actual howler monkey, but heard them and saw their leftover "pods" on our porch (from the fruit trees above.) The family who owns the resort is...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This little slice of paradise blew me away. This charming jungle lodge is owned and operated by a large Ex-pat friendly, the Bevis's, who stop at nothing to provide you with the adventure or the serenity (or both) that you came here looking for. The wildlife density here is immense. Easily the most hummingbirds I have seen in all my...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing, descriptive, and informative review! It's important that people realize we are an eco-lodge, not a high-end luxury resort. The advantage for our guests is rich biodiversity and chances to see all manner of wildlife, not to mention beautiful rainforest habitats. We hope you will return and continue your search for reptiles!

Shingletown, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Amazing place in the Mayan Mountains. Family atmosphere, friendly and felt very safe. Do not expect to just take a quick jaunt into town for dinner, roads are very rough and slow. That said you really don't need to leave as their meals were fantastic and scenery wonderful. LOTS of birds to enjoy. They set up a tour to Tikal...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Thanks for pointing out that our location is remote, but the scenery makes the road worthwhile. We are watching work being done on our roads so are hopeful the next time you return the trip will be shorter and less bumpy.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Words can't describe how amazing my stay was. The family is so loving and fun to be with. The food is incredible. The guided tour through the jungle on horse back learning about the plant medicine was unlike anything I've done. It wasn't an easy ride!! Challenging and eye opening. Again the family is really something special. Big love to...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! It was great meeting you and talking to you! We appreciate the things you shared with us. Thank you for the book, it hasn't arrived yet, but sometimes the mail is a bit slow. :) We hope we'll see you again someday!

Fayetteville, Texas
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Awesome mountain accommodations. The food was fabulous, the Belizian cuisine presented a touch of their culture. The guide was a walking encyclopedia...so knowledgeable of all the native plants for their usage. The horses were amazing. All levels of riders were able to participate. Over all a 5 star rating!!!

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate your great review! We also really enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to another! Thanks so much!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We traveled in a group of 12 family and friends aged 15-63, and MET gave us the perfect amount of alone and together time. We all got to do things we enjoyed. Personally I really enjoyed no cell phone, no computers, just relaxation and no worries, but internet access was available for flight confirmation and the likes. One member of...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this great review! We really appreciate it! We enjoyed your group so much! Thank you for choosing MET for your family vacation! We hope you'll return again another day!

Ocean Shores, Washington
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Belize is a beautiful and fascinating country. Most people spend their time on the coast (which is wonderful) but don't miss the opportunity to stay at MET and see the incredible diversity that Belize has to offer: jungles, wild life (awesome birds!!), rivers, caves, waterfalls, etc. All from horseback if you desire!! Wow, what a wonderful way to get a...

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Thank you! We really appreciate your time and effort in writing this great review! We hope you can return again someday! Thanks again!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My wife, daughter, elderly Mother-in-law, 8 year old grandson and myself spent the better part of two weeks at MET. This place is magical. The setting is stunning. The birdwatching is fantastic. We used MET as a base to travel in the Cayo district while caving, horseback riding, a pontoon boat ride on a remote jungle lake with georgeous waterfalls,...

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate it so much! We enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon!

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TripAdvisor Green-leaders! Belize Ecotourism Jungle Lodge offering adventure vacations: horseback riding tours, hiking, bird watching, butterfly gardens, waterfalls, river caves & vehicle tours to Mayan ruins. Cabanas are made of stucco with thatched roofs, with private baths, hot water and intimate kerosene lighting. The Cantina is a restaurant and bar where you'll enjoy open-air, home-style dining and bird watching from your table. MET is one of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Equestrian Trails

Address: Mile 8 Mountain Pine Ridge Rd, San Antonio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Antonio
Price Range: $150 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“This is not a traditional hotel, but a ranch with a cantina and a handful of cabanos, or bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles pepowers5, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottages are basic but clean and nice. No air conditioning or electricity but during our stay we didn't need it. Beds were fair, clean but not as comfortable as many. Windows & porch views are worth a mint. Rooms are lite with kerosene lamps - so harder to read by with bugs who are attracted to the lights. Not a place where you live in the rooms anyway because there is so much to see outside!”
 of 5 bubbles janal96, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The casitas have en suite bathroom/shower, each bed has a mosquito net. Very roomy. These are open air rooms, so some "wildlife" may join you, such as some very cool insects. All the casitas are nicely secluded and a short walk to the main meeting area. Nice porch with chairs. Can't say that any of the casitas are "better" than any others... all are quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 769stacys, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are clean and tidy, but this place isn't about rooms. This is a out experiencing Belize.”
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 of 5 bubbles RidinFence, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnA81, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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