Pook's Hill Lodge
Travel Blogs from Belmopan
Actun Tunicil Muknal (ATM) cave lies within what is known as the Mountain Tapir Nature Reserve of Belize. The ancient Maya regarded river caves, such as this one, very sacred, believing them to be portals to the underworld. This was where they performed religious rites including human sacrifice. This particular cave was first discovered by the …
After a filling breakfast of pancakes, fruit, and juice, we were whisked off for a 2 hour zip lining adventure. The canopy tour operator was located right outside the park entrance on the main highway, so there was a several mile drive to reach the place. Once we got there, two men helped us into our gear, put helmets on our heads, and gave us …
While eating early morning breakfast in a little screened in dining room, a hummingbird happened to fly in. As quickly as it flew in, it wanted to get out but got confused and kept flying into the screen. So here I am trying to scoop up and rescue this amazing bird who won't stop spinning it's wings a gazillion beats per second from diving into the …
... Here they have been breeding and caring for iguanas for the last 10 years as Belizeans used to eat them and their numbers were declining. We met a big daddy called Gomez who was nearly a metre long. He was kept with the ladies and had a wonderful life as the only man. We were able to feed the iguanas with a plant similar to a stinging nettle, they made short work of the stalks but stopped at our fingers. We were allowed to pick them ...
... t really a preserve - it was created years ago when a group of people asked neighboring landowners to sign a pact that they wouldn't cut down the trees that the howler monkeys live in. They got over 200 local landowners to sign this pact! It's especially amazing when you understand that in general, these people have little to no money and "slash and burn" is the way they were always taught to clear land so they could farm ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
Resort is very jungle-like with a boardwalk leading to your own cabana. You wake up to the sounds of birds chirping. Everything is natural. The food was very good. Overall very hospitable.
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