This place was better then we could have hoped for. Owner met us when we arrived gave a tour of wildlife and plants and our bungalow. David, Owner, was very accommodating and easy to speak to. Knowledgeable about places to go and things to do. There’s no tv so the only noises was the breezes and the birds. Very peaceful. The bar area had a salt water tiled pool that was so inviting you didn’t wanna get out of it. Met some great people that were also staying here. The pool area has a bar where Mr Jack cooks meals on his grill! I can not say enough about Jack! We had great conversations and lots of laughs and omg he can cook.. you don’t have to eat here but once you do you won’t want to eat out.. plus it’s so convenient and they set a place at table overlooking the pool and it was absolutely delish! First night was burger with fries and side salad the next was fajitas the last night he heard I wanted fried chicken so he made it our last night! Just great people that made our stay so memorable and enjoyable we really hated to leave. One day we will be back
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