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Parrot Nest Lodge
Ranked #6 of 32 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Surrounded by lush tropical plantings, Parrot Nest Lodge was an adventure! Marcus and his staff were gracious hosts. We stayed in Cabin 7 which is quaint and quiet. It has a private bath with shower and a mini fridge on the porch (great for Belikins!)The communal hangout area enabled us to meet numerous guests staying at Parrot Nest and swap stories of where to explore. Located near the ruins Cahal Pech and Stone Lady, these were great side trips. Marcus arranged for us to be picked up in the morning (BZM Tours- Albert) to explore Tikal (I highly recommend BZM tours!) Parrot Nest Lodge has a low-key, relaxing feel. If you love animals (beautiful and well behaved dogs and a few cats) hang at the main lodge ready to greet you. If you have kids, they will love this place! Prices reasonable, food is fantastic.

Room Tip: I preferred having a private bath, however the tree house cabins looked very fun.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Parrot Nest Lodge for 5 days, and it was exactly as described, in a jungle setting, on the Macal river. She had e-mailed them in advance, as she was looking to buy land in San Ignacio ( which she did)and was looking for a long term rental.They said they would look around for her When we arrived Marcos greeted us, looked up our reservation and said the tree houses were rented, so he put us in cabin 7. Which I loved! We had our own veranda with a hammock, a mini fridge, and our own bathroom. We had hot and cold running water, and fans. If your coming for the luxury of home, this isn't the place for you. No AC, No TV, and internet only available in the group lodge, where everyone would hang out in the evening. The dinners were awesome, some folks who stayed there before us posted that Theo is a great cook, I'm sure she is, but when we stayed there, a Belizean woman, Nada, was doing the cooking, and the smells alone would make you start watering at the mouth before she ever served you.It was very nice to sit down with the other guest and share stories of the day's happenings to each of us, while indulging in awesome food, and the most fresh deserts you've ever had, warm banana bread, made from the bananas that were picked that day from the tree, with warm chocolate syrup drizzled over the bread. Huge helpings so I know no one goes away hungry! Having dinner with other guest is a great way to end the evening also.
We didn't have our own transportation, but walking to the public cab stand, the colectiva cab was close by, and cost us each a $1.00, to go into the town, and $1.00 back again, Chens is across the street from the cab stand, so you can get your snacks, drinks, ice, shampoos, anything you need as it's a full size grocery store. Next door to them is a wonderful family owned taco shop, with good and cheap food, and lots of it for the money. We visited both quite often while we stayed at the Parrot's Nest!
We didn't book any tours through the Parrot's Nest, as we were there to buy land, but from what I saw and heard, the folks who did were very satisfied. We sat by the river, but the current was running a little fast, and being older women, we decided tubing wasn't for us. We did enjoy the noises coming from the jungle, the birds, the gibnuts, and the tucans. We had an encounter in our bathroom with a 1,000 legged creepy crawley thing, kinda fat, and about 4 inches long. It was orange with black stripes, so I grabbed the housekeepers broom and swept him out of the cabin. Another night, sitting on the veranda, I saw 2 green glowing eyes, slowly moving around, got a closer look, and took a picture of it. I was told the next day it was their version of a lightening bug. US has a big different version of what I saw. The gibnuts would make an appearance in the early mornings, they look similar to groundhogs here in the us, and sometimes in the evening, weird looking animals.
Our Cabin #7, was nice, We had no problems with the bedding and mattresses, we slept very well, one night it rained, and the rain on the tin roof was actually very consoling, and helped us sleep like baby's. The bathroom was OK, the shower did give us a little bit of problem, the hot water was hard to adjust, either it was too hot, or too cold, but all in all, what would you expect in the middle of the jungle, count your blessings you had some hot water! Don't expect closet space, you get some hangers, on nails sticking out of the wall, a sink vanity isn't included, you have open walls that you can sit your toiletries on 4x2's. The cabin is actually pretty simple, but cozy! Myself and my friend didn't have a problem with it.
This place is also pet friendly!!! After 2 nights there, we had a cat do a stay over, he slept in the beds with us, we left him out in the morning, but he seemed to like taking naps on our porch every afternoon, too sweet, and one of their dogs, they had 2 at the time of our stay, he seemed to like to sleep on our veranda also. He never did spend the night! But was always around.
Bottom Line, this place make's you feel at home, home cooked meals, a private bedroom, simple at the most, some come with a bathroom, some don't, but you get the feeling that this is where you want to spend a long time, if not your life, the property is well manicured, lots of different plants, etc. You'll love it, if you can put the modern things behind you for a few days.
I have nothing but high phrase for Theo and all that helps this property run smoothly!
If you go, Enjoy your stay there!
I plan to go back with my husband, and I really want to stay longer!!!!
Enjoy the Parrots Nest Lodge, I know I did!

The questions below ask me if it's a quaint hotel, or good for airport access, or a trendy hotel, none of those questions apply to Parrots Nest Lodge, it's a jungle " lodge" ! If I have to answer these questions to go on withh my survey, ignore my answers!!! Thank You!

Room Tip: Cabin #7, has the largest veranda, a mini fridge on the veranda, with a hammock! If you don't mi...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

At least, excellent if you don't mind the occasional wolf spider in your room - those things are TERRIFYING and move fast, but (according to the owner) completely harmless. And they run from a little squirt of bug spray and don't come back (probably...).
The food was great; the price was reasonable; the location was perfect. And the owner is definitely crazy, but it's such a nice crazy that fits in perfectly with the surroundings.
Of course, if you're looking for five-star luxury then it's not for you, but if you want to feel part of the rainforest without having to experience too much of it "hands-on", then this is just right.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Under the trees and amongst the wildlife sits Parrot Nest Lodge. This cute little series of tree-houses and cabins is a GREAT place to stay if you're looking to experience the Cayo district. Marcus the owner made our stay by helping us out and making some great recommendations, he's also just a top bloke which made it a pleasure to hang out. The cabins are comfortable and cosy although bring some mosquito repellant as you're very much in the bush. It's location is ideal if you want to spend a few days slightly further out from a the city and the river is great to grab a tube and float down. We could really go on and about about the great things to do around here or even at the Parrot Nest. Plus also the food is great! Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: They're all pretty great and similar.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Marcus the owner was great. Food was good and it was nestled in the rainforest and was idyllic. We stayed Ina treehouse and it was charming. There are bugs since you are in the rainforest it's to be expected! So don't stay here if you are looking for AC and mo bugs! But if you want a charming one of a kind experience in a beautiful setting with great hosts this is your place!! We will definitely be back :)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Slc00k
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Our family agrees that staying at Parrot's Nest was one of the best vacation lodging experiences that we have ever had. We arrived to find the grounds covered in lush tropical plants and trees. It was like walking into the rainforest. We were welcomed by Marcus, who assists Theo in running the lodge. There 3 dogs, 5 cats, guinea pig, and parrot also became our instant friends. We stayed 3 nights in cabins located in the trees. Theo prepared delicious breakfasts made to order, from french toast to omelets to yogurt with granola. Highlight moments of our stay included inner tubing down river with Marcus and the dogs, who swam along side and would occasionally ride on our tubes with us. After Theo's incredible dinner shared with the other lodge guests, Marcus discovered we had brought guitars invited us to play. We all gathered to sing hits from the 60s and 70s at the top of our lungs while swinging on hammocks and laughing. We look forward to visiting the Parrot's Nest in the future!

Room Tip: The tree houses have either twin or full size beds, while some ground cabins have king sized beds
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank yoganthro
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We only stayed here for one night, But we could have easily stayed for a week.
In a quiet and relaxed environment sites this beautiful lodge.
If you are thinking about staying in San Ignacio / Cayo area - skip town and go straight to here !

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Parrot Nest Lodge

Address: Bullet Tree Falls | P.O Box 108, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Price Range: £24 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Parrot Nest Hotel San Ignacio
Parrot Nest Lodge Belize/San Ignacio

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