We spent four nights here and enjoyed every moment. Rob and his family made us feel right at home. During our stay we hiked the beautiful property, enjoyed the best food we had in Belize and took advantage of the location to visit ruins, the ATM cave and some great swimming-hiking spots.
Our guesthouse was beautiful, very clean and the surrounding grounds well taken care of. Don't let the dirt road deter you, this is a wonderful place to stay!
My family of 5 really enjoyed our stay the week prior to Christmas. We rented two cabins - one for our three teens, and one for my wife and I. Breakfast, dinner, and local cocktails were all excellent - and we enjoyed our conversations with Rob and his staff. Roeni was super helpful arranging a guide to tour us around local Mayan ruins, and has great recommendations for things to do in general. Have an AWD / 4WD to access the property and ask for detailed directions.
We spent four days over Christmas 2016 at Inn the Bush Eco Lodge. We stayed in the larger villa with our two teenage girls. It is an amazing property! The pictures don't really show how beautiful the lodge is. We ate breakfast and dinners in the dining area. Roeni is an amazing cook and we really enjoyed her meals. Rob gave us a tour of the entire property one morning and we learned a lot about the rain forest. We took day trips to the Mayan ruins and cave tubing. We also enjoyed the iguana sanctuary tour in San Ignacio. Recommend a four wheel drive for getting around the area. It was a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend the lodge to anyone visiting the area.
After arriving to Belize City and renting our 4X4 SUV immediately we drove to San Ignacio.
The highway road is mostly fine be aware that there are some speed bumps (speed walls) on the road and some holes. Be also aware of the lack of signage on the road. that makes it at times a bit challenging.
When we arrived to San Ignacio There is a CP gas station and a road to San Pedro to the left. You have to take that road and keep driving for a bit. There are some portions of the road that are paved and some that are not. Upon the end there is brand new road that we followed until we saw the sign to the Eco-Lodge. Then the 4X4 came handy as the road is a bit rough for a car to pass by. Once you arrive to the Lodge the 2 dogs will welcome you right away.
Robert and his daughter welcomed us and showed us our room. We stayed on the villa with the 2 bedrooms.
The villa is very spacious with a lot of windows for air flow. they also have some fans to connect at night since it was hot and humid.
The bathroom is spacious and it has an opening with no window so you can shower and enjoy the nature.
We enjoyed very much Ro's cooking (That was Fantastic) the portions were HUGE and everything was fresh. You don't need to leave the place to go get food.
We liked that the place runs in rain water and solar power, the WiFi is on the Palapa.
All the family works hard to have this place immaculate.
We were able to see Iguanas, parrots and even a Horned Owl that flew into the Palapa one night.
There are some banana trees and pineapples but Rob says that the pineapples are mostly eaten by coatis. so they normally cut them a bit early.
The place and the service are amazing and we would loved our stay with them. The whole family is very nice and genuine. True Belizean hospitality.
Thank you again for an amazing experience and a great stay. One day we will come back for a longer stay.
They are located close to the Border with Guatemala and the town has 2 or 3 archeological sites close. Xunantunich is the most representative of the zone.
With the truck rental we got a permit to take the truck to Guatemala and visit Tikal. Once you go through the slow immigration process, make sure to stamp the permit from the car rental company and then move to the other side of the counter to get your Guatemalan car permit. Be aware that they only take Quetzal. 160 Quetzal for the car permit and also the "Spray fee" that is 30 Quetzal or about 10 Belize dollar. There are some people at the border that will exchange Belize or USD for Quetzal. Just exchange what you need. Once in Guatemala you can find a ATM and get some Quetzal. Be aware that there is a fee for the service as banks are not everywhere and they don't take debit or credit card.
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Once you navigate a bumpy 8 mile dirt road, you arrive in paradise. Beautiful setting and don't go back into San Ignacio to eat as Ro, one of the owners, is an amazing cook, making elegant, fresh, delicious meals. Quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed an appreciated that they use rain water and solar energy. Highly recommend this place!
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