Winding down this trip

Maria, Louis, Kelley, Dave and Jim. Mary Ann was taking the picture.

On the last evening of our stay, our host Maria and Louis said that they wanted to make dinner for us, so we graciously accepted. They cooked up a wonderful meal of stew chicken with rice and beans.

Stew chicken
Rice and beans

Our contribution was a bunch of diced up fruit that we had gotten earlier in the week at the market in San Ignacio. Of course there were plenty of ice cold Belikin beers and rum drinks to go around, a very typical Belizean meal. The only thing missing was some steel drums and dancing.

Pineapple, strawberries and dragon fruit

If you are ever traveling through this area and are looking for a relaxing place to stay then this is the place to checkout. It is in a very quiet tropical setting, well groomed with lots of fruit trees on 5 acres right along the river. They have two 1 bedroom and one 2 bedroom cabins available at very reasonable rates. You can swim, tube, kayak and even fish right from their property. You are more than welcome to help yourself to any of the fruit on the trees.  In the morning we did see parrots flying, plus a bunch of other birds and Louis said that toucans regularly come to the fruit trees.

Our rental cabin
From the porch looking towards the river

Maria and Louis are great hosts and will help set you up with tours or any other info you might need about the area such as where to shop or eat. Their place is a little out of town but still a very nice find. We found them on Airbnb at this address  We will be staying here again in early December when we go back, and this time we might even take some fishing rods.

Jim & Mary Ann at the river where we were staying

Next morning before we headed to the airport we had to swing by the property one more time to meet with a contractor and give him some plans for one of the small casitas. We waited around for a half hour or so and he didn’t show up so we gave the plans to Ruben to give to him and said that we didn’t need the quote until we get back later this year.

We will leave this trip with a few random pictures of things that we came across.

Toucan, the national bird of Belize
On the bridge to Bullet Tree
School bus backhoe

I know that some of you might think that we are in Belize when I write these blogs, but the truth is that now it is much easier to put them together once we get back and have a chance to go through the notes and pictures. Trying to transfer the pictures from a camera card to the tablet is very time consuming, and that usually cuts into the fun we are having down there. I try to get some together while we are there if they need to be posted, other than that I try to get all the info out in the two weeks following the trip.  Our next trip down is in about seven weeks and this time we will be flying to the island for a few day before heading up to the property. Hope everyone is enjoying this little blog.

Black Orchid, the national flower of Belize

3 thoughts on “Winding down this trip”

  1. Very fun and informative reading.
    “The only thing missing was some steel drums and dancing.” – Sounds like you didn’t have enough Belikins.
    – Brad

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