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Clarissa Falls Resort

  • Mile 70, George Price Hwy. (aka Benque Hwy.) Map It
  • San Ignacio


  • Quiet, pastoral riverside setting
  • Good food
  • You'll want to hug the owner


  • Resort is on a ranch and not in a true jungle setting

Published 01/22/2016

Fodor's Review

The low gurgle of nearby Mopan River rapids is the first and last sound of the day at Clarissa Falls Resort. Warm and friendly owner Chena Galvez and her family have spent their lives on a cattle ranch here, on a rolling 800-acre expanse of grassy pasture. Over the years Chena and family have built a small colony of homey thatch cabañas (around BZ$150 double). If you're on a tight budget, there's camping (BZ$15 per person) and, for students only, rooms in a bunkhouse and three meals daily for BZ$90. The open-air restaurant serves tasty Mestizo dishes at modest prices. You can tube on the river or play Frisbee golf on the 5-hole course. A half-day horseback ride is BZ$80–BZ$100. A shuttle to and from the international airport near Belize City is available for BZ$250 one-way for up to four persons.

Hotel Information


Mile 70, George Price Hwy. (aka Benque Hwy.), 5½ mi (9 km) west of San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 11 cabañas, 1 bunkhouse with 10 beds, camping
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 01/22/2016

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