A Great Place For Horselovers!
Many of the reviews for this place say it all – beautiful accommodations, fabulous staff, great food (come hungry!) but for anyone that is interested in horseback riding this place offers a treat for you. Granted, one often gets stuck in the “walk” rides with rank beginners but if you ask for an advanced ride and are good enough to participate with the wranglers, you will have a great adventure. We rode through beautiful scenery, were blessed with an archeology student wrangler that showed us the Mayan ruins and was able to provide all the historical significance as well.
Make sure you visit the caves, Chaa Creek will arrange for your transport but this is an excursion not to be missed. There is talk that the site will probably not be open to the public much longer! Yes, you must get wet, swim a short distance (dog paddle will suffice) but the creepiness of the dark, skeletons, is overshadowed by the awesome crystallized stalagtites & mites. Try to go for the earliest tour so that you can experience the full impact of these Mayan ceremonial sacrificial sites, it doesn’t work so well when there are a number of tours clambering over the rocks and shining their headlamps on all the walls. If the Belize tourist board has directed their efforts to cleaning up the entrance area (disgusting outhouses!) you will agree the cost of entrance is well worth it.