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Cabana Overlooking River in Belize

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum 
Cabin Holiday Rental
An elevated cabana of mainly native materials like thatch and sticks overlooking the Rio Hondo. It is decorated with Mayan and Nature art and has lights, flush toilet, shower, and shared kitchen. A canoe is available and it is within walking distance of cenotas. It is in a safe and quint village of 500 people with no bars or discos. Excellent for those wishing to slow down, write a book, paint, or learn the culture.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Rod R
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours

Contribute
Reviews (1)
Margo G
Margo G
Tulum, Mexico7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect way to get away from it all
I loved my stay in San Antonio Rio Honda! This cabaña was exactly what I was looking for. It might not be for everyone, but glad it was for ME! It is truly overlooking a beautiful tranquil river. It was clean and comfortable. Carmen and Juan were absolutely wonderful hosts. Their children delightful. They would have done anything for me, honestly. I arranged this sort of last minute when another trip fell through with Rod, the only gringo in town. It is a small town, maybe 600 people, most of them kids. Farm workers, real country folks. This is truly in the middle of nowhere. No stores exept a few things on shelves in peoples homes, same with restaurants, there are a few homes that offer tacos and fried chicken and riceandbeans Carmen is a GREAT cook and for a very small amount of money you can have your meals with her family. I TOTALLY recommend this. I wish I had known this ahead of time, I brought a bunch of food from Orange Walk as I just didn´t know what would be available there. Next time, i will bring a few snacks and nothing else. I got to go on a canoe, I got to ride a bike, I got to walk up to the cenote. Next time I will take a tour to the Lamanai ruins. The Cabaña was simple, small and perfect for one of two people. Bed was comfy and sheets and towels clean. By Belizian family standards, a palace, leave your gringo standards at the door, right? One thing I didn´t know ahead is there are two rooms to rent in the cabaña, hope my coughing didn´t keep my neighbor up! I had a cold. But perfect for two couples as there are the two cabañas, just know that your neighbor will hear EVERYTHING! Getting there was cheap and reletively easy. Bus from Chetumal to Corozal to Orange Walk to San Antonio. Note, there are two San Antonios, and most people thought I was refering to the one in Southern Belize. To be clear, this one is San Antonio Rio Hondo, about 25 miles from Orange Walk. So, thanks to everyone for a perfect get away and relaxing vacation. I will be BACK!
Visited January 2014 Travelled solo
Written January 31, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access

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Map
Getting there
Orange Walk Airport
14.1 km

Corozal Airport
41.7 km
Attractions
Blue Creek Cave
3.4 kmCaverns & Caves
About the neighbourhood
There are two rooms for rent but only one is listed. The cabana is next to and is owned by the Jones family. Jose is a night watchman so he built the cabana so he could make extra money to send his four kids to school. The village is small, 500 residents including children so it is easy to walk around and talk to the people, most of whom speak English. You will see tiny kids to turkeys in the streets and wake up to roosters calling. It is very safe here even after dark. There is the river where you can fish and canoe, cenota for swimming, back roads through cane fields, pastures, and jungle to ride bikes or walk, visit the Mennonites, birdwatching, etc. There are no bars or discos. It is ideal to come to relax, take it easy, get to know the people, photograph, paint, write, and catch up on your sleep. .We are on Albion Island that is surrounded by the Rio Hondo. Google Albion Island for research papers on Mayan explorations here. There is a direct bus from the bus terminal in Belize City weekdays leaving at 5 pm. Otherwise take a bus north to Orange Walk, walk 3 blocks to the local station by the market and take the Albion or Alamilla bus going to Santa Cruz. Get off after passing over the river, cross the road, walk three blocks to the cabana. The bus leaves about every 1 1/2 hours, last one at 5 pm and none on Sundays or holidays. Excursions can go to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins that are probably the best ruins to enjoy in Belize. You can climb the pyramids unlike in Mexico where it is prohibited. Orange walk is about 30 minutes by bus. Mexico is 3 miles and can be seen by crossing the river by boat.

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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