San Ignacio Journals

Honeymoon at Black Rock Lodge, Belize!

A June 2005 trip to San Ignacio by JennySmith

Quote: How hard it is to put into words this wealth of feelings I have inside. I have just returned from a vacation and honeymoon of a lifetime! Belize, a beautiful, peaceful country filled with an incredible past of Mayan history, and a stay at the Black Rock Lodge, the future of adventure/eco-tourism in Belize...

Honeymoon at Black Rock Lodge, Belize!

Overview

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My husband and I enjoyed the adventure tours offered at Black Rock Lodge! The horseback riding to Flour Camp Cave was mind-blowing. We could not believe that there are still pieces of Mayan pottery in the caves! In other countries we've visited, we found that caves had long been looted. Not so in Belize! Carlos, our Belizean guide, was so knowledgeable about the medicinal uses of the trees, vines, and roots. He knew a great deal about the history of Belize and its myriad cultures. He took good care of us and helped make the experience unforgettable! After returning from horseback riding, we enjoyed a late lunch of tasty fajitas and the most popular dish in Belize, rice and beans with ste...Read More

Black Rock Lodge

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Hotel

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My husband and I stayed in a River View Cabana ($95 per night for two persons). As the name suggests, it had a spectacular view of the pristine Macal River! The cabana was spotlessly clean. For beds, it had a queen-size bed and a double bed. Both mattresses were in excellent shape. The pillows were comfortable. The shower was good and hot, with plenty of pressure. It was probably one of the best showers I had taken in a long time. Although days in the tropics are warm, the nights in the mountains at Black Rock Lodge were cool and there was no need for a fan. It is my understanding that their nicer cabanas, called Deluxe Cabanas ($145 per night for two persons), have a fan, two queen-size b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2005

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

Hike to the Summit

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Attraction

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On Carlos's advice (he's the guide who took us horseback riding the day before), after a cup of coffee at 6:30am in the open-air dining pavilion, we started off on our hiking adventure. Leaving the dining pavilion, we walked past the fruit tree orchard, past the manager’s home, and through the coffee plantation and coconut trees to the start of the jungle trail. The foot path was about 3 feet wide in most places, with the jungle clearing about 3 more feet on either side. The trails were well marked, and after having past the sign for the "Bike" trail and "Bird" trail, we found ourselves on the trail to the "Summit." The trail zigzags up the side of the mountain, with dense jungle on both ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2005

Hike to the Summit
Black Rock Lodge
San Ignacio, Belize