On the Grounds
Spend time on the grounds of our hundred-acre Belize resort and give yourself the opportunity to explore or simply relax. While we schedule daily tours around Toledo, there is plenty to occupy guests on site.
The Moho River, which runs along the western border of our property. is 25 feet deep, very clean, and a wonderful place for a swim. Borrow one of our kayaks or traditional dugout canoes and paddle upstream to observe the wildlife along the riverbank. If you've brought your own fishing gear you can station yourself on the dock and try to catch your dinner. The Moho is full of machaca, tarpon, and snook, but don't worry - no alligators!
Just up the banks from the Moho, our lushly landscaped grounds offer a stunning backdrop to your Belize vacation. Fruit trees grow organically and guests are welcome to pick from them. The exotic flowers lining the walkways attract a variety of bird life. Behind the Main Lodge the landscape transitions to the neat rows of our organic garden, which provides vegetables for the lodge kitchen. Our gardener is always happy to show you around.
Beyond the resort on all sides is the jungle. Dense with ancient trees, creeping vines, and wild creatures, it is part of what makes this lodge so special. You can explore on your own - borrowing a pair of gumboots and following our trail system, or you can go on one of our guided hikes or medicinal plant walks. Wherever you walk on the property, the sounds which erupt from jungle, especially the howler monkeys, will surprise and delight you.
On your explorations, you might stop by Maya Mountain Cacao, near the entrance to the parking area. Here you meet with staff of this new social enterprise, and learn how they are working with directly with area farmers to help them earn above market prices for their organic cacao. On a quick tour of the facility, discover how cacao fruit is fermented and dried to become cocoa beans for export to chocolate makers.
You might like to explore the area around the resort and meet some of our neighbors. A popular way to do this is on horseback, accompanied by one of our guides. You can also ride our bicycles to the nearby villages of Santa Anna or San Felipe, where you can jump in at the local swimming hole or grab a snack from the general store.
With all the activities available here, we hope you won't forget to take some time to relax. The main lodge of our Belize resort is a popular gathering spot for guests to enjoy a drink, read a book, or play a board game with new friends. Massages in your cabana can be booked with a few days notice. And at the end of the day you can always return to the hammock on your cabana's private veranda to lie back and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.