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Rimbey, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Our trip. It was so great to be back in Belize. George a Private Driver picked us up at the airport for our 1 1/2 -1 3/4 hr drive to MET. With one brief pit-stop to get us some Belikin Stouts. The road is all paved until you turn off at Georgeville. The all season road called both the Pine...

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

It is quite an honor to have guests return when you have so many choices. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us as much as we did! Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough and complete description of your stay! I'm sure people will find your review very helpful!

Aurora, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2015

If you want rustic and natural, this is the place. Run by the Bevis family, it is a jewel in the jungle. Individual cabins make it very comfortable, and communal dining makes it feel like you are at a friends cottage. You are deep in the hilly jungle, and the equestrian aspect makes it all accessible. Great caving, river swimming...

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

Thank you! We want our guests to know what to expect. Rustic and comfortable are great descriptions of our thatched roof cabanas. We appreciate your five-star review!

Lake Tranquility
Reviewed 3 March 2015

There is no way the Bevis family could make Mountain Equestrian Trails any better than it already is. First, the horses, they are very will mannered and very responsive to commands. They are so sure-footed that one has to trust them on the steep trails going up or down mountains. The guides are wonderful at pointing out plants and telling...

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

Thank you for writing your wonderful review! You wrote a great description of the day tours and the ambiance of life at MET. Thanks for mentioning the stars as they are rarely mentioned even though the night sky is spectacular. We hope to see you another day!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 24 January 2015

I stayed at MET for the first time after doing a lot of research on horseback riding adventures in the Belizean jungle and overall, I wasn't disppointed in the natural beauty of Belize nor was I disappointed in my primary riding guide, Rigo, but other frustrations abounded with the small, family run operation. First, immediately upon booking, I was overcharged...

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

I do owe you several apologies. The double charge was a mistake which we corrected immediately, confirming with our bank that the duplicate charges never cleared. It was your bank that delayed the return of your funds. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. You have valid complaints about the vehicles. We have since replaced and repaired them. As for...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We are so thankful we chose to stay with the Bevis' over Christmas. Our seven-year daughter, Anam, misses Sierra, Alex, Poncho the horse and Ripley the dog, and mentions them all the time. I rediscovered my love of riding and Anam just blossomed on the horses - these are not plodding trail rides - we cantered, rode through challenging jungle...

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

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad your daughter enjoyed her stay, the children, the horses, and the dogs. Thank you for your tips and your complimentary comments. We hope to see you another time!

Arnold, California, United States
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We recently visited the Cayo District and took a full day ride with our guide Rego to the Falls. This was a wonderful trip, Rego was a real pleasure to have with us and very knowledgeable about the plants and animals in the jungle. I will make sure that a similar trip is on our itinerary for our next visit...

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

Thank you for writing a review about your ride at Mountain Equestrian Trails! We appreciate your comments and tips. I apologize it took so long for me to respond!

Puget Sound
Reviewed 11 January 2015

My first trip more than 100 miles from a U.S. border and I loved it. The owners of the MET have created a wonderful place to stay. The amenities just barely include electricity and internet, so if you simply must spend hours on your computer or phone each day, this is not the place for you. For the rest of...

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

Thank you for writing a review. As an update to the electricity situation, we have upgraded our system to solar so there is 24 hour electricity in the Cantina for charging electronics and for Internet if needed. Internet is still limited and sometimes slow if there are too many users. We are offering the best we can under the circumstances....

Orange County, California, USA
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We did not stay here, but booked a 3 hour horseback riding excursion here for my three daughters and myself. The ride went through the jungle and they pointed out all the interesting plants and explained so much - it was beautiful and informative. We stopped at a stream and waterfall. I wish I could remember our guide's name, but...

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

Thank you for your wonderful description of your horseback ride in Belize! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience! Yours is a great description and comparison to other trail rides. Thank you so much!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is an amazing vacation, especially for the adventurous/unafraid. I cannot emphasize how much fun we had on our vacation, galloping full speed through the mountains and fields of belize, learning about the jungle around us, seeing some of the most exotic birds and butterflies in the world. The staff is so knowledgable and talented, with a special shout out...

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

Thank you for your terrific review and recommendations. We have more helmets now, but riders still may wish to bring their own. I'm happy you enjoyed our staff, especially Gio! I am prejudiced but I think we have the best staff in the country!

Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Had such a great adventurous stay at MET. Every day was something new and exciting. We went to Tikal in Guatemala, trecks on horseback in the jungle, kayaking through a cave swiming in a awesome river, and so much more. You'll also learn a lot, the guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. You never have to worry about food. They...

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

Thank you! We all appreciate you taking time to write a review. We enjoyed your visit. I'm so glad you had a good time. You really did a lot in a short period of time. Hope you can come back another time and stay longer.

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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 

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Address: Mile 8 Mountain Pine Ridge Rd, San Antonio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Antonio
Price Range: $148 - $163 (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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