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August 11, 2009
Hillsborough, New Jersey
January 16, 2007
From journal Nature's Way, Punta Gorda, Belize
Port Angeles, Washington
May 12, 2004
We had room number 3. It was large and clean with a partial ocean view. After peeking around, I think that room number 1 would have the best view. There was a fan in the room and towels were provided.
Private or Shared Bath?
Shared bath – could be cleaner.
The owner that showed us our room was not terribly friendly. She was not rude to us, but we didn’t feel super welcome. We also heard her yelling at her kids a lot, which was not terribly pleasant. There is a small outside deck, but it is cluttered and the kitchen blocks the view of the water. This is not a guesthouse that is fun to hang around at, but it is adequately clean and cheap, so it is an OK place to stay for one night, like we did.
Food and Other Amenities:
There is a kitchen, and it looked like guests could use it, but I was never told by the owner that I could use the kitchen. Rough Guides guidebook says that Nature’s Way has a "wholefood restaurant" and that they can arrange homestays and tours, but I was not told about any of these services, which I think is a little strange. I have also read in more than one location that Nature’s Way is the headquarters of the Toledo Ecotourism Association, but I did not find any signs or hear any mention of this, so I do not believe it to be true. If it is, they must not want much business to stay so silent about it.
Nature’s Way is in a great location on the far south end of town, so it is very quiet. It may be a long way to haul heavy luggage, but the trek was easy with light luggage.
I seemed pretty secure. All rooms are on second floor, which would deter most invaders.
US$15 per night, double occupancy.
From journal The Sultry South Coast of Belize
San Jose, California
January 30, 2001
We booked our reservation through a travel agent who didn''t know much about Punta Gorda, so she probably wasn''t aware of the relatively primitive lodging she booked for us.
Nature''s Way does have running water, which means the toilet flushes and you can take a shower, but the bathroom is shared with all hotel guests and the shower barely qualifies because we could only get a trickle of water to come out.
You can have breakfast at Nature''s Way, and it is decent tasting food, just nothing fancy.
The room rates are cheap, but you get what you pay for.
From journal Southern Belize
October 20, 2000
From journal Punta Gorda and Beyond