Maya Mountain Lodge Hotel, San Ignacio
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Maya Mountain Lodge Hotel
This was a great place for my son and I to stay!from mamaTX
Had a Wonderful Experience!from APAENyack
- Family of six from New York
Heavenly experiencefrom fredermulig
Maya Mountain Lodge- Excellent Service!from kbdiver45
Rooms need attention - badly; Good tour guidesfrom linkaz
Their staff was good and very friendly. The food was good, but very overpriced. The dinners were $18, but the dinners in town were $5 to $10. Try Sanny's Grill - it's the best, not for atmosphere, but for food.
They did hook us up with some good tour guides. I am glad we had our own transportation. Luis was the best of the best tour guides. The area is wonderful, too bad this hotel is not.
magnificent gardens, loved itfrom pescador1
The service there was wonderful and the owner helped us do our own self guided tour of the che-Chenha pottery caves and the nearby Mayan Pyramids. If you do not feel comfortable driving off int the jungle without a guide they have guide service.
The food was excellent but priced on the high side. The rooms were adequate. I
Tropical gardening is my hobby and I was very impresed with the flowering ginger and all of plants. They have a botanical guide to the gardens where youcan find breadfruit,bananas,caccao
I went with my wife and three daughtere ages 8,16,and 19.
Greatest Vacation Ever!from Duane_Jones
The people of Belize are friendly folk and the staff and owner of the lodge are exceptionally so. They were always cheerful and friendly, doing everything possible to accomodate our needs. We had special dietary requirements which they went out of their way to accomodate, even fixing a special meal just for my grandson. The food was excellent.
Bart, the owner, helped us to choose from a wide selection of tourist activiites. The guides that took us on our excursions were not to be outdone. All were very knowlegeable about the jungle and the Mayan sites that we visited. They also shared with us interesting information about the history of Belize and the lifestyle of it's current residents. These guides were extremely friendly and extended themselves to ensure that we had a pleasant experience.
We went during the rainy season and I highly recommend it. The rains were intermittent and when they came, they were a joy. Walking in the jungle without rain gear while it is raining is delightful. The mosquitos were not a problem and the jungle was at its most beautiful. time of the year. The rates at Maya Mountain are always reasonable and during the rainy season they are a bargain.
Our grandson took to the jungle and to the resort like is was his home. A six mile hike to Mayan ruins and climbing a moutain to see a pottery cave were his idea of great fun. When we left our grandson cried. He wanted to stay permanently in Belize.
Rainforest Paradise with gourmet meals and fun servicefrom lMarijke
Perhaps it was Emilie and Mercedes' beautiful smiles and the accompanying smells from the kitchen that drew us in, or the luscious and diverse tropical foliage everywhere with the hints of trails beckoning. Maybe it was the private charming cabanas with fresh flowers on the bed, or the big easy pool and open air dining lodge set admist the jungle . . whatever, it was, it felt like finding a home away from home. .. not too fancy, not too spare . . .just right.
With a little gentle enticement from Bart, the owner, we quickly decided to stay four nights instead of two and to get the meal plan, which consisted of a full breakfast served at whatever hour you needed it, depending on your excursion for the day, and a five course dinner! Everything was made from scratch and was delicious. Everyone dined together in the evening, making it a great time to converse with other travelers and the owners swapping travel and life experiences easily.
Tours were a cinch to arrange from Maya Mountain Lodge. Having been one of the first lodges to organize tours, Bart knew the best guides and the best places to go. We traveled to Tikal one day with an easy going guide, Edgar, who Bart recommended. Edgar shared with us not only the history and lore of the region but also the wildlife and medicinal plants he saw along the way. On another day, we went to the Actun Tunichil Cave for an unforgettable real life adventure. Spectacular and exciting and improved all the more when we came home to a beautiful home cooked meal at the Lodge. One day we stuck around the Lodge for most of the day. We picked up Suzie's lovingly prepared and detailed guide to the varied and diverse plant life. We went on the "little nature trail" Emilie mentioned, which was really a beautiful 45 minute hike through the woods and up the mountain, looping back to the lodge.
We came as a "passing through traveling family." We left with new friends and a feeling that we would always have a home away from home in the rainforests of Belize at Maya Mountain Lodge.
Love the food and environment.from DelightedTraveller
Top Local Tips for San Ignacio
San Ignacio Check out Indiada Maya, a small gift shop located on Burns Ave in an inside mini mall. Also on Burns Ave, Belize Gifts & the Made in Belize gift shop. Eva's in a great local hang out.And if you are around in early March enjoy the Baron Bliss celebrations, including the Ruta Maya canoe race that starts at the Hawkswoth bridge.
Great trip Make sure you have all your shots and go with someone to share the adventure, Go to the caves.
Great Food Belize overall has the best food in Central America, and some of the best food worldwide. Try the little shops along the road for good local food. The food is tasty, satisfying and inexpensive.
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