About this listing
Family-owned for generations, we have been providing a "Home Away From Home" holiday for guests visiting Belize for over 15 years! Come stay at the cozy cottages of Nabitunich, nestled in the center of a 400-acre working farm, San Lorenzo.
*This is one of two Air BnB listings we have. This listing is for a private room with two double beds; the other listing ("Farm Stay - Private Bunk Bed Room") is for a private room with a bunk bed plus double bed. Both have private bathrooms.
**Please note that I (Suzi) manage the online bookings for Airbnb, but your actual host will be Santiago Juan, the owner and operator of the cottages.
Nabitunich (Mayan for ‘The Stone Cottage’) is a series of accommodations for visitors in Belize. There are a series of 10 unique and comfortable cottages, each with two bedrooms that can accommodate single travelers or groups. There is also a large dining area and veranda, as well as an enclosed indoor studio and large yard spaces. The property surrounding the Nabitunich cottages is a working farm with domestic cattle and horses, as well as beautiful wild birds and a host of organic fruits and vegetables.
We also offer meals and activities, both of which can be purchased and reserved when you arrive. Please let us know in advance if you would be interested in any of these. Price for breakfast is $5USD per person and $10USD per person for dinner.
Nabitunich offers spectacular views of Xunantunich from afar, as well as easy access to rolling pastures, nature hikes, the Mopan river, and the nearby towns of Benque Viejo and San Ignacio. In addition to horseback riding, Hanna Stables offers a wide array of outdoor activities that will thrill nature lovers of all ages. Activities are arranged to suit your preferences and itinerary, ranging from horse riding, swimming, birding or just taking a leisurely walk on one of our nature trails. Exotic gardens surround the cottages of Nabitunich, which provide the perfect setting to witness a spectacular sunset behind Xunantunich.
Please contact us to find out about booking tours, on-site meals, and transportation.
Interaction with Guests
The owner, Santiago Juan, is often busy throughout the day working on the farm or leading horseback riding tours, but he will join guests for a meal. Visitors are also welcome to book a horseback riding tour with Santiago (highly recommended!) to ride around the San Lorenzo Farm, or take an exotic ride to the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruins.
Our cottages are located about a 10 minute drive away from the popular Xunantunich Mayan ruins. Other nearby ruins include Caracol, El Pilar, ATM Cave and more. Every weekend, there is a farmer's market that happens in downtown San Ignacio and makes for a great activity for visitors. There are also other attractions such as a butterfly farm, cave tubing, visiting the Belize Zoo, and more.
It is possible to walk from Nabitunich to downtown San Ignacio or San Jose Succotz, but it's a little far. We can easily arrange for a taxi to come pick you up, or the public bus runs right in front of the property. Visitors who drive over with cars will have private parking on the premises.
Other Things to Note
Please note that we are located in a semi-remote area, 5 miles away from downtown San Ignacio. The best and most accurate way to reach our property is by catching a taxi in San Ignacio and asking the driver to take you to "Hanna Stables" or "Nabitunich." Please do not attempt to walk, as it is very long and involves unpaved roads.
Hanna Stables exceeded our expectations a hundred times over. Suzi provided multiple options of getting to the farm and we didn't have any issues finding it.
Our room was large and cute. Just right for sleeping and showering, because we didn't spend much time in the room.
The first afternoon we were there, we walked down to the BEAUTIFUL BLUE river and had dinner with another family and Santiago. Santiago is an amazing host and full of knowledge. He set us up for a horseback ride with William up to the Xunantunich Ruins. We spent a week in Belize, and this was definitely the highlight of the trip.
We cannot say enough amazing things about our stay here. We'll DEFINITELY be back!
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Can't say enough great things about this whole experience! Booking with Suzi was very easy, she responds quickly and is very nice! We stayed here our first 3 nights in Belize. Great location to do the tours from: We did ATM, Tikal, and horseback riding from Nabitunich... They pick you up right on the farm! We will always remember the laid back atmosphere, the amazing fresh food, and the beautiful surroundings. Santiago made the whole experience for us though. He is such a warm, welcoming man. He even helped my (now) fiance set up the proposal right on the farm and took pictures! Thank you Santiago!!
First two nights in Belize was at santiago's stables. Booking have been made with Suzy and Santiago is the person who manages the property. Santiago is very nice and respectful. He gave us a lift back to San inaction on our last which was very convenient. Thank you !
Santiago and all the staff and residents are absolutely the most kind and hospitable folks.
My wife and I spent five days at Nabitunich/Hanna Stables on our honeymoon in Belize. The Mopan River is perfect for swimming right on the property. The village of Succotz is perfectly quaint and the locals, friendly. We booked a ride on horseback out to the ruins of Xunantunich, which you can see on a hillside horizon looking southwest from the property.
Absolutely have Santiago and Deb cook for you! Their food is amazing, plentiful, and only $10bz for dinner (breakfast is included!) By far some of the best food we had in Belize.
And if you're booking a tour, go with Destiny. Sergio and his son, Sirge, are very helpful, have the best prices, and partner with great tour guides.
Hit up the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala while you're there. Not only is it epic, but it's also the moon of Yavin 4 in Star Wars! Request Wilbert as a guide. He's fantastic.
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About the Host, Suzi
*Note: I am a Seattle-based individual currently managing booking and marketing for Nabitunich, Hanna Stables, and Nefry's Retreat in Belize, which is why my profile is associated with this vacation listing. The host of Nabitunich is Santiago Juan, whose family has owned and run Nabitunich for over 15 years.
I am an avid traveler and writer/photographer currently based in Seattle, Washington. My travels have taken me all around the United States and beyond, with Air BnB and Couchsurfing serving as great resources for finding accommodations and local hosts in cities I visit. As a guest, I am very clean and respectful of the homes I inhabit and the residents who live there. I'm up for grabbing dinner and hanging out with hosts, or leaving them to their privacy if they please. If you'd like to know more, shoot me a message! I can't wait to meet you!