We are proud to announce the release of our new Archaeology Package with Belize’s premier jungle lodge in the Orange Walk District. Situated on the banks of a 28 mile long spring-fed lagoon, the Lamanai Outpost Lodge is set amid the remnants of one of the region’s most famous archaeology sites. Tour inland Belize and explore two legendary Maya Cities – Lamanai in the north (Orange Walk) and Xunantunich in the west (Cayo) – or trek through diverse habitats in the jungle while listening to the haunting sounds of Howler Monkeys.
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Explorer Diane Dreyfus highlights her visit to the epicenter of inland touring – Belize’s Cayo District. From grazing pastures to the diverse and friendly people, she depicts her journey to two of the most legendary Maya Ruins in the region – Cahal Pech and Xunantunich – the former in the residential Twin Town of San Ignacio, the latter in the quiet Village of San Jose Succotz.
At a recent sales meeting for the Signature Travel Network, a presentation was made about today’s affluent traveler and their different market segments. These included Active & Adventure, Beach Resorts, Family & Friends Travel, and Culture & Discovery. With that said we’ve gotten a number of people who’ve asked about the third market share on that list and whether or not Ka’ana – this luxury resort in San Ignacio – is also a Belize family resort. Yes we are! As an inland resort, our appeal is the ability to do adventure touring and children about 5 years and older are in absolute heaven here. The ability to play in the jungle, ride horses, swim in caves, zip line and climb Mayan sites is unparalleled, not to mention that it ensures a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.
Our proximity to the major touring attractions means minimum travel time and maximum adventure time. At Ka’ana Belize Resort, we thoughtfully combine the comfort and elegance of a modern resort with a friendly, welcoming ambiance for those seeking a relaxing Belize family vacation. Children under the age of 12 stay absolutely free when sharing rooms with an adult. Extra beds and babysitting services are also provided upon request for a minimal fee.
If you choose to stay on site our amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, televisions with DVD players and an outdoor Infinity pool. You can even get involved in preparing your own meals by joining a Culinary Class at our restaurant which provides healthy, well-balanced meals with fresh local ingredients sourced from our on-site Belize organic garden. Our Culinary Team will gladly tweak their gourmet menu to please younger palates.
For those who read this blog and are still thinking about that last market share, the “Culture & Discovery” one, stay tuned for our next blog post that will introduce some incredible new touring options that immerse travelers in the culture and facilitate the discovery.
Cayo is the westernmost district bordering Guatemala. Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Belize City and the serenity of Stann Creek, Cayo fuses the best of both worlds. Accessibility meets Zen. There’s a distinct reason why Cayo is a famous tourist destination: it offers an intriguing jungle atmosphere to complement seeing Belize through local lens.
An hour’s drive from Belize City, Cayo is Belize’s largest district. Covering almost 2,000 square miles, it comprises farmlands, lush valleys, and mountain ridges. Much of the district is covered in dense vegetation, boasting secrets our Mayan ancestors left behind as their legacy. Trekking to the ancient Mayan ruins can be done in the morning and cave tubing at Jaguar Paw in the afternoon. With the Macal River flowing though the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, canoeing down the river while watching nature refresh itself is another option for a half day.
The people are friendly, diverse, hospitable, and inviting. A true melting pot, residents are eager to exhibit the wealth nature bestowed on them. Smiling faces greet visitors as they enter and warm farewells bid on departure.
Ka’ana Boutique Resort is the newest luxury 5-star resort located ten minutes from downtown San Ignacio. Operating in the most ecotouristic district in the country, we strive to strike the perfect balance between rustic and luxury. A stone’s throw from Cahal Pech and Xunantunich, two renowned Belize Mayan ruins in the Mayan civilization, Ka’ana allows adventurers of varying intensities the chance to explore Cayo at one’s own pace. From all-inclusive packages to unique adventures, Ka’ana and Cayo caters to every traveler who wants to throw the cookie-cutter vacation out the window.
I was indeed warmly welcomed to Ka’ana Boutique Resort this month. Greeted by Mario at the water taxi terminal in Belize city, my partner and I were transferred to the resort aboard a fully air conditioned van with an icy cold coke, and a bottle of water ready for us. The drive itself is great. Traveling along the Western Highway from the city to the district of Cayo offers the eyes the opportunity to glance upon the vastness of the open lush landscape, as you are swept through the hills and approach San Ignacio you feel truly taken away.
Pulling into the resort just outside San Ignacio, the tree lined road brought us to the doorsteps of this small luxury resort, which subsequently was also awarded the designation of becoming a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of The World, a huge accomplishment considering they have only been in operation for 3 years. We were greeted immediately by 3 amazing staff members, smiling warmly, and awaiting our arrival. Seated in the lobby we were brought a fresh blended drink of ginger and lime that was very much appreciated after the long journey from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. We were escorted to our casita tucked away amongst the fruit trees, and hibiscus, and were introduced to the member of the staff that would clean our room, and provide the evening turndown service. I was already blown away, and we had been there for about 15 minutes. The room we were staying at was simply immaculate, ultra stylish and with every element of luxury you could imagine.
The Resort is nestled on 16 acres of lush tropical fruit trees, and they also have their own 2 acre vegetable garden which provides the goods for La Ceiba Restaurant. The Infinity pool is perched above the grounds, and offers plush loungers, fluffy towels and a sexy outdoor shower. The spa is located just off the pool, and offers everything from Swedish massage, facials, body scrubs, and wraps, and after a day at the pool the Sunburn soother. They also provide packages that offer an array of their services set over a 2 hour time period, booking is highly recommended for these services.
At Ka’ana they will provide you with an abundance of exhilarating experiences, Mayan temples, ancient caves, sparkling rivers, a majestic rainforest, and horse back riding, with their desire to expose you to what this country truly has to offer. I have only mentioned in this post what the resort has to offer in term of amenities, but don’t worry the next post will be dedicated to the food at Ka’ana, which without reservation is indeed the best of what Belize has to offer, stay tuned!
ATM is the most impressive and ultimate cave adventure in the country of Belize! This cave is full of excitement and challenges that promise to be an unforgettable experience. You will be hiking through the tropical forest of Tapir Mountain Reserve until you reach the crystal clear waters at the entrance of the cave. You will encounter stunning stalagmites & stalactites, hidden chambers, untouched Mayan artifacts and human remains that reveal Mayan ancient rituals from thousands of years ago.
Inside the cave, visitors climb and swim, while passing through tight spaces adding more excitement to the tour. The guide will be explaining to you the history of the cave and about the Mayan rituals that will leave you amazed!! This four hour tour is an great value for those that are up for an amazing caving adventure.