Orange Walk is a good transition point in Northern Belize. Only a short bus ride (about 2 hours) from Belize City, you can easily get to the Wildlife Sanctuary and Lamanai ruin site from here and then head further north to Corozal, on to San Pedro (bus and water taxi, took about 4 hours, including wait time) or even to the Mexico border (about 7 hours). Hotel de la Fuente was, as some reviewers have noted, much better than expected--especially at the price point. The room was quite clean and neatly furnished, with A/C, a hot shower (good water pressure) and solid WiFi. There was never any safety concern and the staff is pretty helpful and friendly. Note there is no safe in the room. "Breakfast" is provided each morning (toast with jam/honey, fruit and coffee) and they will help organize your travel and trips. Highly recommend doing the boat ride to Lamanai (catch the boat literally around the corner, $US50 total), though note the term "ferry" is being used very generously--pack a poncho. Not much to do in Orange Walk itself but the hotel staff will help direct you to food and resources around town, even have free bikes for guests to use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located on Main Street, downtown. We offer 22 rooms of which 3 are junior suites with kitchenette & 10 upgraded premium rooms on the newly built "East Wing" with queen beds, flat screen TV, fridge & coffee maker. Wireless internet access throughout the property, complimentary computer with internet access & coffee in lobby. We serve a hot breakfast daily 6:30 am to 10 am. Breakfast items include omelettes, french toast, fruit plates, traditional Belizean items such as fried jacks and Johnny Cakes, and fresh fruit juices. Banquitas House of Culture, La Popular Bakery, Scotiabank, Belize Bank and Atlantic Bank are all within two blocks. Daily Tours to Lamanai, Altun Ha and Community Baboon Sanctuary. 24 hr. security & parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- De La Fuente Hotel
- Hotel De La Fuente Belize/Orange Walk