I spent 3 nights here while exploring the San Ignacio area. Unlike many of the other hotels in town, this place is in its own little corner, away from the hustle and bustle yet only a short walk to restaurants, shops, and the bus stop. It's actually like a private campground, complete with fruit trees, a pavilion, and several cabins and hotel-style rooms. You can either stay in a room/cabin or camp on the grassy grounds, and the rates are quite cheap! I stayed in a room with a double bed and private bathroom for only $20 USD per night, and I did have warm water. There were also some fresh flowers waiting in the room when I arrived, which was a nice touch!
The place is run by a really nice family. Javier was great and he even picked some Star Apples for me from the trees growing on the grounds. He was also nice to talk to at the end of the day, and he filled me in on a lot of local history. The river and the fruit market are about five minutes away, and Branch Mouth (a nice spot to see wildlife on the river) is also not far. The fact that this place was so close to everything makes it a perfect home base for exploring the area. There are lots of tours running from several companies in town, plus the bus goes to several places like the Belize Zoo and Guanacaste Park.
Overall, this was a great place to stay and I hope to visit again sometime soon. The only downside was the woodpecker that liked to drum on the side of the building in the morning!
- Also Known As:
- Mana-Kai Camping And Cabins Belize/San Ignacio