We’ve been taking North Americans on amazing adventure vacations in Belize for 30 years. We know this country and the things to do in Belize.
This is the first installment of a series detailing some of our favorite places that we recommend to our friends and guests when they want to explore what Belize has to offer prior to, or following, their Adventure Island trip with us.
Our favorite place to stay in the San Ignacio region, this upscale resort is on a 345 acre private nature reserve and is located next to the Rainforest Medicine Trail. The self-guided tour gives you a quick introduction to traditional Mayan medicine.
The best that eco-tourism has to offer. Birding, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, with WiFi in the main lodge and cabanas that are fully screened with thatched roofs, private bathrooms, ceiling fans, and hammocks. Organic garden and locally purchased food are the icing on the cake.
The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is a birder’s paradise. It sits on 12,800 acres and is host to thousands of birds. The Lagoons can get to a mile wide in the rainy season and some years, dry up during the dry season.
And of the four lodges in the small village by the lagoon, the best is Birds Eye. It is right on the lagoon, has a quaint bar, and a top-notch kitchen staff that serve buffet-style meals. Dinner is only $12 and they accommodate vegetarians. The birding/boating tour for 1-4 persons is $100 total. And it’s not far from the airport in Belize City so it’s easy to fit it in with your first or last stop in-country.