Travel Blogs from San Ignacio
So obviously grandma and I made it safely to Belize. It's quite the shock on the body to go from Edmonton, where the plane was delayed because they had to de-ice the runway, to Belize where, let me tell you, there is definitely no ice.
We stayed in Belize city the day we arrived and the next day we …
This morning we took a taxi to a nearby Mayan ruin site called Xunantunich. Xunantunich means 'Stone Lady' and it was said that one day an image of a woman appeared by the pyramid and then disappeared into the rock, leaving with it the story and name of the site.
This is quite an amazing site which you have to reach by a hand-cranked ferry …
Yesterday we left the chilled out island of Caye Caulker and headed West to San Ignacio via Belize City. We got a water taxi to Belize City and from there we basically had to fight to get on a bus towards San Ignacio. I'm quite glad we decided not to stay in Belize City as it doesn’t seem like a very friendly place, people stare a lot and …
Belize is great - unBelizable in fact. It's wonderful to hear English spoken and have Queenie's head on the money. San Ignacia is green and lush with lots of rivers and falls based things to do. Only trouble is - I'd planned this trip so I'd be in Mexico for the Day of the Dead. Even Guatemala celebrates the Day of the Dead and here I am in the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Midas Resort San Ignacio
We arrived in San Ignacio on a Saturday and a friendly coffee shop owner pointed us in the direction of the Midas Resort for a peaceful alternative to the town centre hostels. It's a five minute walk from town centre and our cabin on stilts was one of about a dozen set amongst nicely kept gardens and it was a breath of fresh air to have our own personal space in the cabin and on its porch after so much time living in hostels with lots of other people.
I arrived in the afternoon and was greeted by the owners daughter who was very polite and helpful.
I had a wonderful experience at the Midas Resort on the edge of San Ignacio Town in western Belize. The property is walking distance from town (5 minutes or less) and has a beautiful natural setting....in fact, its not uncommon to see hummingbirds, geckos and other amazing wildlife right outside of your cabana.
Nice quiet location, just a short walk out of town. Stayed in nice little hut, which was clean and comfortable. Good overall experience.
Ask for Abe he was very helpful!
The Midas Lodge was a pleasantly affordable surprise in San Ignacio. We were especially happy to discover they had just added an air conditioner to our little cabin. Very clean as well. New owners could not have been nicer. Even took us on a tour of the town. Right next door is the restaurant Hodes. My favorite in all of Belize. Will definately go back to Midas.
The Best Place In Town
I thaught that San Ignacio wouldn't be interesting and the people were going to be a bit of pain in the ass. Oh boy, I was wrong. Not only the people in town but at the Resort my wife and I stayed were excellent. I am speaking proudly of Midas Tropical Resort. These people know how to run a place. They are clean and try their best to satisfy you. The employees beginning with the cleaning staff to the owner of the Resort were always keeping in touch with our comfort and safety. If you do not visit Midas in San Igancio Town you are surely going to feel far from home because we personally felt the warm feeling of a family out there.
Pretty good, but you can get better
At Midas we stayed in a wooden cabana with private bath. The room was clean and cool (two fans). The shower also had nice hot water. Although the price was good (about US$40), you can pay the same price and stay in town at Martha's for a much nicer hotel that isn't rustic. Although Midas has property that offers a lot of "nature" I really didn't need that considering the activities I did during the day in the area showed me plenty of natural beauty and wildlife. If you are doing active things during the day, you might prefer to stay in town in a regular hotel, which would be closer to restaurants. (Midas was a 10 minute walk to "downtown.")
My wife and I booked three nights here, payment in advance, on the advice of our guidebook. What a mistake. At a glance, the rooms appeared average for Belize budget rooms, which for those who have not been to Belize means "moderately clean with no AC or amenities and an inconvenient location for $40 US per night." But as soon as we got under the sheets, little red bites started to appear on our bodies and we couldn't sleep. The next morning, we checked out and asked for our money back for the two nights we had paid for. No dice. We called every day for the next three days, but the owner was always at a meeting or something and never did even talk to us. Don't stay here--you're much better off at Martha's Guesthouse, where we checked in the next day, which is cheaper, more conveniently located, and far, far, better than Midas even if you ignore the bedbugs.
What a beautiful place
my name is katie and i am from manchester in england. i stayed at midas resort on the 11 of march 2005. i had such a wonderful time there everyone was so pleasant and really helpful. i stayed at midas for 3 nights and this is my judgement of midas resort as follows
the staff are really nice and helpfull
the rooms are great at a reasonable price and the location is excellent because i have never seen so many birds at one location plus the resort is only 10 minutes from town and also having the river at the back of the resort was just a bonus especially when i was informed that you can swim in it.
i would advise anyone who is visiting belize to stay at midas resort and hope that you have as much fun as i did.
I want to warn travelers away from the Midas Resort, which is featured in many guidebooks. Our cabana was not secure; it was at the end of the line of cabanas, near the river; no security watched over the area. There was a low outbuilding attached to our cabana, which made it easy for someone to climb on its roof and smash our window. They stole most of everything we had left in our locked room, on our first day. My bag was locked and they took the entire thing, and also sorted through our other unlocked bags. We hadn't left items of great value, but having all your clothes stolen is a big drag. The manager was completely unhelpful and unapologetic. We changed hotels immediately and over the next three days kept trying to find the owner of the hotel, but were continually stonewalled each time we asked. When we returned home we sent her an email and she never wrote back. She also owns the Venus Hotel and Cahal Pech Villages. Please don't stay here and make the same mistake we did.