Belize Journals

Rain Forest and Reef Adventures in Belize

A June 2002 trip to Belize by p-cook

Cabana at Black Rock Photo, Belize, Central America More Photos
Quote: I can't say enough positive things about our first trip to Belize. It was AMAZING! There were wonderful people, gorgeous water, excellent food, and love that Belikin beer! My husband, who’s somewhat of a homebody, was talking about our "next trip here" just hours into our vacation, so that alone speaks volumes.

Rain Forest and Reef Adventures in Belize

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Overview

Cabana at Black Rock Photo, Belize, Central America
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We spent the first four days of our trip at The Black Rock Lodge. The location was perfect -- overlooking the river. It was extremely remote, about 12 miles from the town of San Ignacio, 12 of the longest bumpiest miles ever but well worth the trip. It felt like I was entering something from Jurassic Park, though with much smaller and less formidable reptiles. The cabañas were spacious, clean, comfortable, and nicer than we expected. The first day we did some kick-ass hiking on their trails up the side of a mountain to a summit from which you can see Guatemala. The second day we did a three-hour horseback-riding trip right from the Lodge through the jungle to Vaca Falls and relaxed in the pool...Read More
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This eco-lodge is in the middle of the rain forest. We loved it! To get there you get picked up in town by one of the property hosts. It is about 10 miles from town but feels like a million miles from anywhere once you are there. The cabanas were large, clean, comfortable, and a great value for the price we paid, somewhere around $50 a night. Splurge for the ones with a private bathroom; you may be able to upgrade upon arrival for a cheaper rate. Once you are at the resort, you feel like you are in another world. Even the birds sing different songs than the ones I am used to in Pennsylvania! Take advantage of the horseback riding tour through the jungle or just grab a book and spend the afterno...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 5, 2004

Black Rock Lodge
San Ignacio
San Ignacio, Belize
501/824-2341

Palms Hotel

Hotel | "The Palms"

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The Palms has the perfect location between town and the south end of the island. It is close enough to walk to just about everything . . . restaurants, the grocery store, nightlife, & Ramone's is right next door. We even walked to the airport! The Palms has a beautiful little secluded pool in the rear and small beach in front of the property. The condos were spacious, clean, well maintained, nicely decorated, etc. Ours had a bedroom and a den, a bathroom, a living room with cable TV, a dining room, and a full kitchen. There are three floors to the Palms. All floors have either a spacious patio or balcony. The advantage of the first floor is a private beach area with lounge chairs for sunning, while th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 5, 2004

Palms Hotel
Front St.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
(501) 226-3322

Capricorn

Restaurant

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The whole experience of going to Capricorn was awesome. It was definitely our favorite restaurant in Belize. When we called for our reservation they arranged our water taxi and picked us up right at our Pier at The Palms. We had a delicious meal and divine wine, and LOVED the atmosphere most of all. The menu had a nice variety of entrees, definitely something for everyone. Make a reservation, go at sunset, and enjoy meeting other people at the bar before and/or after dinner. DON'T miss this place!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 5, 2004