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Jungle Adventure In Belize Eco Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully Self Contained Cabana On One Acre Within Eco Village

Come stay with us and find something you didn't know you were looking for! Welcome to our sweet cabana! Nestled into one full acre of charm, within a beautiful off-grid eco village called 'Better in Belize'.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck watching the howler monkeys play in the trees or just watch and listen to the sounds and life of the natural jungle around you. Located in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, with the majestical Macal River just down the road, you're in a nature lover's and adventurist's paradise.

Walk or bike the local trails, explore the local village permaculture garden 'Fluttery Finca'. Our community is a bird watcher's paradise. It's home to hundreds of birds, and jungle wildlife. You'll see possums, bats, butterflies, howler monkeys, toucans, tapirs, ocelots, white hawks, toucans and parrots. Down at the Macal river you can just relax and swim or dive off the rocks. Take a canoe or kayak ride, or charter the local Belizean pontoon boat to explore the three local waterfalls. You can hike and swim the waterfalls, or watch and enjoy. Spot the iguanas. Watch white hawks flying overhead. You might even see the resident crocodile!

Our modern cabin comes fully equipped for all your needs - 2 good sized bedrooms with comfortable new beds, linens provided, towels, hot shower, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge, Berkie water filter, fan, and more. Experience complete off grid living powered with solar. In the local area, you can explore mayan caves and ruins, go cave-tubing, go horseback riding, zip-lining and more.

In the nearby towns of Benque and San Ignacio, take a yoga class, go shopping, visit the outdoor markets, eat fine food, and enjoy the local entertainment. Stay for a week or inquire about special monthly rates. We can help you arrange any of your needs for your stay, car rentals, where to shop, and tour packages too.

More Details

Property Manager
Rita M.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Rita M.

From Saskatoon, Canada

Rita M. purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Rita M. chose Belize

Where I live, the winters are long and cold. I have travelled to may countries in the world but had never considered purchasing a vacation property until I found this eco village in Belize. It has taught me the value of conservative off grid living. When I found this eco village I immediate fell in love with the surrounding jungle natural, beautiful and filled with life different from my home in Canada.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabana is nestled into a private one acre lot. Enjoy the natural jungle around you with the modern conveniences within the cabin.


Benque Viejo Del Carmen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern tiled bathroom equipped with towels, and toiletries, hot shower, flush toilet and vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished with double beds, linens, night stands on both sides of the bed, large windows with shutters, fan, open shelving for clothes.
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • rain forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The cabin sits on a one acre lot. We recently installed a zip line in the yard and a slack line can also be setup. This is a great location for children with the large private yard. My host, Lucy, is a local Belizean, and can advise or make arrangements for any activities both in the neighbourhood or in other parts of Belize. She can help to make your stay comfortable and adventurous.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

A true 'off the grid' experience

  • 4 of 5

This place is difficult to find as it is a dirt track road from Benque Viejo and takes 40 minutes of driving through the jungle to reach the BIB Eco village. Although there was a problem with the lodge we booked which meant we couldn't stay there, Anastasia was fantastic and set up the lodge next to hers for our family to stay in.

These lodges are set properly in the jungle, the noise from the howler monkeys as they pass by is almost deafening and watching the fire flies at night is spectacular.

A 20 minute walk takes you down to the Macal River and there we crossed over using tubes. We then followed a path that brought us out to a beautiful lagoon with an 80ft waterfall and the best part was that we had it to ourselves!

I would recommend stopping at Cayo and picking up provisions from the market (the fruit and veg are very cheap and freshly picked) and items such as water, milk, bread, butter, etc from one of the supermarkets because once you get to the Eco village there is nothing and its a long bumpy ride back to Benque or Caya.

The lodges at the village are lovely, however they are not air-conditioned and by 4pm it is red hot! I would recommend to the owners to invest in ceiling fans and standard fans to help with the air circulation as it does get too hot. By 2am however the temperatures do drop quite dramatically so there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The community of the village are warm and welcoming and we were given local fruit, veg and eggs by the local farmer as a gift. In fact every week the village come together as a cooperative and share the produce currently in season without any money exchanging hands, it really is admirable how they live off the land as much as possible.

I would also recommend the cave tubing and zip lining tour, which can be done together, the caves are really amazing and at present you are able to climb up the ancient stalagmites and jump into the cool water, it's quite an experience!

Finally, be aware of your surroundings in the jungle. We were about to go to bed when my husband spotted a large black scorpion on the ceiling. We got it out but it made us realise how very far into the jungle we were.

If you want memories to last a lifetime, then spending a few nights at this village is for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Belize City International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Town of Benque Viejo del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
10.5 Miles
Western Highway
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Macao River has rock beaches and fresh water swim
Car: necessary

Enjoy the mighty Macal River ... take a pontoon boat ride operated by a local Belizean company "La Capitana" and visit 3 fantastic waterfalls, or spend some lazy days just swimming by the river.

Just down the road from our village you can take a horseback riding tour of the mountains and take in the view from the mountain tops. In town (just 10 miles away), take in the Xunantuich mayan ruins, go river tubing, zip lining, or any of the activities offered by local tour companies.


Rates & Availability

Benque Viejo Del Carmen Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Housekeeping is optional, at an extra $25 per day.
Small pets are okay on approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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