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A Jungle Paradise in Belize

19 January 2010 No Comment

We recently spent four nights at Chaa Creek, and we were not disappointed. We wanted to explore the jungle, check out the wildlife, but be pampered at the same time. If this is what you’re looking for, Chaa Creek will not disappoint.

The Belize resort itself has many things to offer, from birdwatching trips at the crack of dawn (which were fascinating, even if you’re not a bird-lover) to horsebackriding tours through the property, and up to a mountaintop upon which stands an old mayan ruin. Our guides were amazing — they knew their stuff cold. Our riding guide was a graduate student in archeology and gave us a fascinating overview of the mayan settlements on the property (he was very funny, too).

The food was top notch — and we are vegetarian foodies who can be kind of particular. We met other guests there who owned an upscale fusion restaurant in the States, and they were also very impressed with the food.

The cottages and the pool, the bar and the restaurant were gorgeous — the website photos do not do it justice. The grounds are pristine, but don’t forget the deep woods OFF.

We took a day trip to Tikal in Guatemala, and we were so glad we did. It was a two-hour drive, true, but absolutely worth it. Be warned about the “ATM” trip (in a cave system, more mayan history) — we heard that it was not for the faint of heart.

We would recommend Chaa Creek to our friends and we hope to return in the near future.

Source: Trip Advisor

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