|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come stay with us and find something you didn't know you were looking for! Welcome to our sweet cabana! Nestled into one full acre of charm, within a beautiful off-grid eco village called 'Better in Belize'.
Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck watching the howler monkeys play in the trees or just watch and listen to the sounds and life of the natural jungle around you. Located in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, with the majestical Macal River just down the road, you're in a nature lover's and adventurist's paradise.
Walk or bike the local trails, explore the local village permaculture garden 'Fluttery Finca'. Our community is a bird watcher's paradise. It's home to hundreds of birds, and jungle wildlife. You'll see possums, bats, butterflies, howler monkeys, toucans, tapirs, ocelots, white hawks, toucans and parrots. Down at the Macal river you can just relax and swim or dive off the rocks. Take a canoe or kayak ride, or charter the local Belizean pontoon boat to explore the three local waterfalls. You can hike and swim the waterfalls, or watch and enjoy. Spot the iguanas. Watch white hawks flying overhead. You might even see the resident crocodile!
Our modern cabin comes fully equipped for all your needs - 2 good sized bedrooms with comfortable new beds, linens provided, towels, hot shower, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge, Berkie water filter, fan, and more. Experience complete off grid living powered with solar. In the local area, you can explore mayan caves and ruins, go cave-tubing, go horseback riding, zip-lining and more.
In the nearby towns of Benque and San Ignacio, take a yoga class, go shopping, visit the outdoor markets, eat fine food, and enjoy the local entertainment. Stay for a week or inquire about special monthly rates. We can help you arrange any of your needs for your stay, car rentals, where to shop, and tour packages too.
From Saskatoon, Canada
Rita M. purchased this cabin in 2013
Where I live, the winters are long and cold. I have travelled to may countries in the world but had never considered purchasing a vacation property until I found this eco village in Belize. It has taught me the value of conservative off grid living. When I found this eco village I immediate fell in love with the surrounding jungle natural, beautiful and filled with life different from my home in Canada.
The cabana is nestled into a private one acre lot. Enjoy the natural jungle around you with the modern conveniences within the cabin.
This place is difficult to find as it is a dirt track road from Benque Viejo and takes 40 minutes of driving through the jungle to reach the BIB Eco village. Although there was a problem with the lodge we booked which meant we couldn't stay there, Anastasia was fantastic and set up the lodge next to hers for our family to stay in.
These lodges are set properly in the jungle, the noise from the howler monkeys as they pass by is almost deafening and watching the fire flies at night is spectacular.
A 20 minute walk takes you down to the Macal River and there we crossed over using tubes. We then followed a path that brought us out to a beautiful lagoon with an 80ft waterfall and the best part was that we had it to ourselves!
I would recommend stopping at Cayo and picking up provisions from the market (the fruit and veg are very cheap and freshly picked) and items such as water, milk, bread, butter, etc from one of the supermarkets because once you get to the Eco village there is nothing and its a long bumpy ride back to Benque or Caya.
The lodges at the village are lovely, however they are not air-conditioned and by 4pm it is red hot! I would recommend to the owners to invest in ceiling fans and standard fans to help with the air circulation as it does get too hot. By 2am however the temperatures do drop quite dramatically so there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The community of the village are warm and welcoming and we were given local fruit, veg and eggs by the local farmer as a gift. In fact every week the village come together as a cooperative and share the produce currently in season without any money exchanging hands, it really is admirable how they live off the land as much as possible.
I would also recommend the cave tubing and zip lining tour, which can be done together, the caves are really amazing and at present you are able to climb up the ancient stalagmites and jump into the cool water, it's quite an experience!
Finally, be aware of your surroundings in the jungle. We were about to go to bed when my husband spotted a large black scorpion on the ceiling. We got it out but it made us realise how very far into the jungle we were.
If you want memories to last a lifetime, then spending a few nights at this village is for you.
Enjoy the mighty Macal River ... take a pontoon boat ride operated by a local Belizean company "La Capitana" and visit 3 fantastic waterfalls, or spend some lazy days just swimming by the river.
Just down the road from our village you can take a horseback riding tour of the mountains and take in the view from the mountain tops. In town (just 10 miles away), take in the Xunantuich mayan ruins, go river tubing, zip lining, or any of the activities offered by local tour companies.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
Housekeeping is optional, at an extra $25 per day.
Small pets are okay on approval.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.