We really enjoyed our stay at Rita's cabin, Jungle Escape Belize, in the EcoVillage of Better in Belize ! We stayed for a week and during that time we saw the Howler Monkeys every day( they even roosted in the trees on the property a few times which was an early wake up call!) lots of birds including parrots, tucans and many more we couldn't ID. The jungle setting was just what we wanted.
The cabin itself was as represented on VRBO. It had everything we needed to cook and relax. Lucy, the caretaker, explained to us how the water and power worked and checked in with us every few days to make sure all was going well and to set up any tours we wanted to do. This service I would highly recommend.! The Che Chen Ha cave tour with William was great! He is very knowledgeable and personable. Also, the river pontoon boat tour with Emile was a lot of fun. and the lunch was wonderful.
I would advise people coming to stay to take seriously the 4 wheel drive recommendation. The road from Benque Viejo is about a half hour dirt/rock road, which was ok to drive but the road in the Better in belize village could be a little more exciting without 4 wheel drive. The 4 wheel drive on our rental did not work and the drive in and out was doable, but an adventure!
Thanks again to Rita, Lucy and Marcos for a really memorable stay!
Julie Hawley, Oregon
stayed Feb 23rd -Mar 2nd 2019
The property at Cahal Pech was wonderful. Staff including James, Ian, Oscar, Jeanita, Jaime, were ALL fantastic. As you can tell the staff are attentive and very friendly. We hired a ride from Belize airport to Cahal Pech which can be a 2 hour ride. It was comparable to renting a car and we didn’t have to navigate. This place has so many places to see and things to do around San Ignacio. The hotel organized sight seeing trips to TIKAL and ATM! We stayed in the cabanas which were nice.l, just remember you are exposed to the outside noise, like scar noise, the rooster and dog barking that
lives on property.
Cabanas were unique and a great addition to the property. Restaurant and bar on site have wonderful food. Take a trip to town and grab some street tacos!