About this listing
Cabana is on stilts overlooking the quiet river in the quaint small village of San Antonio Rio Hondo. There is a canoe available for visitors. Mosquito netting is offered for added protection if needed and desired. Villagers are very friendly. Trips to the cenota and Mayan Lamanai Ruins can be arranged.
A cabana built on 8 foot concrete posts overlooking Rio Hondo is made from local materials including a thatched roof. It has two small apartments, each has a queen size bed and private bathroom with flush toilet and shower. It is decorated with wildlife and Mayan art. A room for two rents for $30/night ($20 off season), 7th night free,. Meals can be purchased from the host family or other families. The Host Family will let you use their kitchen. .Local activities include bird watching, canoeing, fishing, geology, archeology, bicycling to the cenotas and through the jungle, dining on a river boat, and getting to know the villagers who speak Spanish and English. There is an internet cafe nearby. There are no bars or discos in the small village of 110 families. This is for down to earth culture and nature lovers or artists who want a quiet retreat. A big meal can be bought for $3-4. Bicycles and horseback riding are available at low cost. To reduce travel expenses, some people travel via Cancun and bus on down to Belize. There is regular bus service to Orange Walk Town M-Sat. A canoe ride or use of a canoe is included in the rental fee.
Expect to have a wonderful interaction with the villagers, quiet time, swimming, biking, horseback riding, hiking, nature watching, etc.
Guests have keys to the private room plus the gate to the grounds.
Interaction with guests
As a host family, we plan to friends with our guests but will respect their need for space and privacy.
The small friendly village can be walked after dark without any fear. Swimming is available in the river and cenote. There are five shops and four eating establishments in the village.
Regular bus service from Orange Walk to San Antonio except on Sundays and holidays. Las bus during the day is at 5:30 pm.
No drugs, smoking or heavy drinking.
I am originally from Texas living in San Antonio Rio Hondo, OW District, in Belize. I am helping a village family to host visitors in their cabana.