What a lovely stay with the Martinez family! Miriam and co. made us feel so welcome - meals are taken by candlelight in the family kitchen and you can't help but mingle with the fellow travelers over the delicious food.
This gem is a little off the beaten path (the 8 mile trip from Benque to Martz Farms is on a rough road and takes a little more than 30 minutes depending on conditions) but the isolation is totally worth it if you don't need to be centrally located. The stars at night are INCREDIBLE, and you're immersed in the sounds of the jungle without the hum of electricity. The grounds come alive with toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys and of course, the pack of adorable dogs herding you around.
Martz Farm is remote so if you're doing excursions to other parts of Cayo everyday, you could end up spending a significant amount of time in transit. And the tours are a little more pricey to account for the transport. They do have plenty of "on-site" activities though like horseback riding and a river tour however.
Would recommend for travelers looking for an intimate, off-the-grid experience with a friendly family and jungle surroundings. Wouldn't recommend for people who don't like dogs and for people trying to use it as a base for exploring all of Belize, not just Cayo.
- Also Known As:
- Martz Farm Treehouses And Cabanas Ltd. Belize/Cayo