Stay in a room with jungle views, accessed by a bridge, with private bathroom (with hot shower) and access to a lounge, dining room and well equipped self catering kitchen stocked with fresh Guatemalan coffee. We are very environmentally friendly, and are located on an organic farm in the village of Seven Miles in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge. We offer a fresh, tasty breakfast for US$5, and we have mountain bikes available (free!) for your use, free wifi, and maps of the local area.
“Kate and her farm are incredible! It's tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, where the sounds of wildlife are pleasantly rampant (but not obnoxiously so), without losing the conveniences of life such as a cozy place and bed to rest up, and a hot shower to wash off the day's adventures! She helped us figure out tour ideas (we did ATM caves and cave tubing), made us delicious breakfast each morning, and even gave us a tour of her farm while pointing out all the awesome things that her and her husband are growing! We loved the small hike to the top of the hill, where they've built a solid lookout point... We could see everything for miles! Literally! Too cool! We were also big fans of the 7 Miles (the little village closeby). They had places to eat when we were too tired/lazy to cook. Definitely stay here if you're looking to disconnect a bit while adventuring!”
Alma del Rio is simply the perfect spot to perform the Belizean verb of 'Chillaxing'. Our Charming and natural Eco-House is Located on the Macal river only 10 min from San Ignacio on the road to the famous Pine-ridge. Immersed under huge trees, enjoy the wildlife, pristine views and a secluded river island-beach and swimming spot . Our interior is artfully hand crafted, and is equipped with all the amenities for a comfortable stay without compromising the environment. We also cook on Bio-gas!
“This place is amazing! My wife, our nine-year-old daughter, and I absolutely loved staying here. The house is absolutely beautiful and full of intentional artistic touches. The ecological design was exciting to see as well, with the option of using a methane digestor stovetop burner and tropical permaculture garden. We were greeted by toucans in giant guanacaste trees and an absolutely epic swimming spot on the river behind the house. We took a dip immediately upon arrival at dusk and came out of the river to see fireflies along the bank. Sitting on the screened-in porch in the morning and drinking coffee, looking over the river, listening to the sounds of the jungle and watching the countless bird species (the provided binoculars was a great touch) was a highlight of my trip. Hadas was an exceptional host. We were in contact before the trip and she was able to send me a pdf guidebook about the place and the area that really helped in planning our trip. She met us when we arrived and was very patient and gracious with us while we landed and even took us down to the river to catch the last bit of daylight with a swim (we had left our house in Colorado at 2AM and had spent the whole day traveling to get there). She walked us through all the details of the place and made sure we were settled, bringing us fresh fruit and cut flowers for our stay. There was also a mini-bar of sorts with some chocolates and snacks available for purchase, as well as free coffee and tea. We would have loved to spend more time here, and are planning on coming back some day. It is really close to places to eat in Santa Elena and San Ignacio, but feels like a sanctuary. I would recommend this place to anybody.”
If you travel for the adventure and a cultural experience, then this is the place for you. We are nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood, only 10 minutes walk from Down Town San Ignacio providing you access to clubs and other tourists yet away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Experience a friendly Belizean residential area while exploring everything San Ignacio has to offer. Visit Mountain Pine Ridge, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech archeological site, Iguana Conservation Project....
“I was very comfortable in this space for 2 weeks. This is a very cute space! Cute fenced yard with picnic table and bench seat. Great location!5 min walk to corner neighborhood grocery and just another 5 min. to 3 other larger grocery stores. About 20 min from the Welcome Center busy hub and market area. This place has a shower with great hot water and amazing water pressure! Fernanda is very nice and very accommodating. She went the extra mile to make sure my stay was extra comfortable by bringing me a little table, letting me borrow some sugar and letting me borrow a scale to weigh my luggage for flight home. She is also very friendly and was fast getting back to me when I had questions or needed anything. Even though it doesn't have a stove, there was a hot plate which did just fine for all my cooking needs. You can't beat the price, especially for what it provides. I highly recommend!”