Places to Stay

Jungle Huts Lodge Dangriga Belize

 Imagine a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Caribbean sea and awe inspiring sunsets overlooking the mountains and valleys of Dangriga. Imagine the possibilities in the Culture Capital of Belize then imagine experiencing all this from the Jungle Huts Resort.

Mayan Culture in Belize

Mopan Mayan Home Stay | Belize

Now is the time to experience the Mopan Mayan way of life. Our Mayan home stay programs let travellers begin to enjoy the hands-on experience of the Mayan cultures and visit the natural attractions in Na Luum Ca, Belize. Our people are friendly but shy, as travellers is a new industry for us. Each village has it's own unique attractions near, including caves, waterfalls and Mayan ruins.

Mayan grandmother and daughter cooking tortillas with white bearded man hamming
Mopan Mayan man splitting palm fronds to make thatch roof in Belize
Long thatched roof house
Precise log structure to thatched room seen from the inside
Young Mayan woman grinding corn with a hand grinder

Jungle Huts Lodge Recommendations

A Letter to Phil and Rebecca

As promised were dropping you a wee line to tell about our stay in Dangriga, or 'crazy town' as we've nicknamed it. We're in Placencia now after a very pleasant time in Caye Caulker. We just can't get enough of those rays!

Jungle Huts Lodge Facilities and Prices

Jungle Huts Lodge sets on the banks of the North Stann Creek River in Dangriga,  the cultural capital of Belize. Sixteen rooms are available with private baths, air conditioning and wireless internet service. Some are Cabanas, quaint looking outside, but inside with all the modern comforts. There is a restaurant, bar, patio and courtyard
 
Prices range from $58.US-$89.US/night.
 

Location of Jungle Huts Lodge

Dangriga, the Cultural Capital of Belize, is a town of 10,000.
To get to Dangriga from the US, you must first get to Belize. There are direct flights out of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Los Angles on popular airlines American, Continental, Delta, GROUP TACA, and US Airways.
 

Mayan Home Stay in Belize | Prices and Directions

Prices

# 1____ 5 days 6 night $ 220.US/per person to include meals, room, tours, lessons, transportation from junction or municipal airport

The Sho Family

It's a very nice tropical day in Na Luum Ca. The birds are singing, everything seems to be peaceful in my family. My father Antonio Sho, my mother Eugenia Paquiul Sho and my eight brothers and two sisters Thomas, Benito, Geraldo, Hilario, Felicita, Carlos, myself German, Melania, Severiano and Placido Sho all live together in Na Luum Ca. My grandmother Otillia Rash Paquiul, my mom's mother, is staying with us now, because my grandfather died and we don't want her to be far from our family.

Mature Mayan man gathering palm frond used in thatch roofing
Mature Mayan woman preparing tea
Two Mopan mayan women making tortillas on an earthen oven
four young Mayan women all in different colored dresses
Mayan man smiling
Mayan man talking

Belize Lodging |Trek Stop

In the Cayo District, walking distance to Xunatunich and on the main bus route is The Trek Stop. Run by fellow Michiganders, this comfortable lodging is located in a tropical forest with daily visits from the local howler monkey.

See Dave's Adventure in the Belize Rainforest Surrounding the Trek Stop on YouTubes.

Trek Stop sign, cabins and camping
Wooden cabin with porch and hammock
Clean double bed
Inside composting toilet and sink
9 Hole Frisbee Golf sign

Belize Lodging | Tropical Education Center

I am sitting in this lovely cottage at the Tropical Education Center across the street from the Belize Zoo. It is dawn and I am listening to the 'whoop-da-doos'. They are calling to each other, back and forth across the swamp. The one from afar says, "Hey, whoop-da-doo, whoop-da-do." Then the one that is close answers. I hear a truck on the road. Now I know where the road is.

Two story building
Traveler on walkway to cabin, holding 4 beers
Comfy seat on screened in porch
Pond with lush foliage in every color of green
Large carved wooden warrior head
Table with colorful cloth and flowers