Cayo District

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The Cayo area is approximately 65 miles west of Belize City. The landscape changes into hilly jungle and farmland near San Ignacio, a lively town on the Macal River. In this part of Belize, you will find a dramatic mix of mountains, waterfalls, caves, jungles, wildlife and archeological sites. Over 45% of the Cayo District has been set aside as either a Wildlife Sanctuary, National Park, or Forest Reserve and is a wonderful hub for horseback riding, hiking and canoeing. There are many wonderful hotels in the Cayo district. The hotels listed below are the best of the best.


Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux
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Location: Tropical pine forest mountain hideaway, owned by the renowned producer/director Francis Ford Coppola and situated in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, within an hour's drive from San Ignacio Town and 2 hours from Belize City.

Facilities & Amenities: Restaurant offering both local and Italian cuisine, organic gardens, horseback riding, natural pools and bar.

Rooms: 14 units consisting of cabanas and 2 bedroom villas, furnished in a Mayan theme and decorated with regional crafts, each with private bath, hot/cold water and verandah.

   

Cahal Pech Village Resort

Cahal Pech Village
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Cahal Pech Village Resort sits on top of a hill overlooking the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. It has great views, a swimming pool, restaurant and bar and a range of Rooms, Cabañas and suites. It is within walking distance of the ancient Mayan site, "Cahal Pech."

Location: San Ignacio

   

Five Sisters Lodge

Five Sisters Lodge
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Location - Perched on a hillside overlooking breathtaking falls which end in a series of bathing pools. The 15 acre property is surrounded by tropical pine forest.

Facilities & Amenities - Restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, bar, swimming pool, gift shop and trails.

Rooms - 10 thatch roofed cabanas, 1 junior suite, 1 family suite and 1 honeymoon suite.

   

Hidden Valley Inn

Hidden Valley Inn
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Location: Hidden Valley Inn is located high atop the northern Maya Mountains in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of western Belize, Central America. The full service resort is situated amidst 7200 acres of private reserve.

Facilities & Amenities: Guests enjoy exclusive access to 90 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails as well as many secluded pools and waterfalls set in tropical rainforest. The lodge also has a swimming pool and hot tub. For those needing to stay in touch, a satellite connection provides high speed internet access. The resort is the only accommodation in this private reserve and all the trails and waterfalls, hot tub, pool and restaurant are exclusive to the resident guests.

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Ka'ana Boutique Resort

Ka'Ana
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Nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by the Maya Mountains
True to its Mayan name ‘Ka’ana’ meaning, ‘heavenly place’, this delightful boutique resort, set in tropical gardens, offers exceptional accommodation in charming cottages with fine dining, superb service and easy access to ancient Mayan sites and numerous thrilling activities.

Relax on your veranda in this scenic jungle setting, surrounded by swaying papaya trees, abundant colorful flowers and the sounds of macaws. Here, relaxation comes easily where the service is exemplary, the ambience low-key and the local art work in your room is changed during your stay.

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Midas Resort

Midas Resort
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Midas Resort offers an exciting Belize Vacation in a rainforest setting with a family atmosphere to make guests feel at home. Midas Resort is located within a 7 minute walk from the San Ignacio Town Center and a 30 minute walk from the Cahal Pech archaeological site.

   

Pook's Hill Jungle Lodge

Pook's Hill
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Experience the adventure of the Belizean rainforest: the early mists, the wealth of birds and wildlife; the ancient trees. Enjoy the pristine environment: hike in old growth forest, float along a crystal clear jungle river, relax to the sounds of nature. Discover the adventures of inland Belize: explore hidden Maya temples, float through mysterious caverns, and journey to the ancient Maya underworld…

 

   

San Ignacio Hotel

San Ignacio Hotel
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Location - Just 72 miles west of Belize City, this resort is nestled on a hill along the Macal River in San Ignacio Town offering “The only jungle in town”.

Facilities & Amenities - Tour desk, Conference Facilities, Gift shop, Swimming pool, Bird watching, Nature trails, Green Iguana Conservation and Hatchery, River beach, Bar, Patio lounge and lounge.

Rooms - 20 rooms with AC, Cable TV, Private Bath, Fans and Telephone.

   

The Lodge at Chaa Creek

The Lodge at Chaa Creek
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The Lodge at Chaa Creek is an award-winning Belize Resort that was rated one of the 'World's Best Places to Stay' by Conde Nast and "Top Belize Resort" by the Belize Tourism Board.

Location: Along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.

   

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