Fodor's Expert Review Clarissa Falls Resort

Mile 70, George Price Hwy., San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize

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, a rolling 900-acre expanse of grassy pasture. Over the years Chena and family have built a small colony of homey thatch cabanas for visitors to stay in. If you're on a tight budget, there's camping available and, for students only, rooms in a bunkhouse with three meals daily. The open-air restaurant by the river serves tasty mestizo dishes at modest prices.

PROS

  • quiet, pastoral riverside setting
  • good food
  • very friendly and welcoming owners

CONS

  • resort is on a ranch and not in a true jungle setting
  • no air-conditioning
  • may be too rustic for some

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 633--0406

HOTEL DETAILS

11 cabanas, 1 bunkhouse
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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