Thursday, August 9, 2012

That was NOT Guatemala!

So, in my last post - 40 minutes in Benque Viejo del Carmen - I told you that the cute little resort across the river from Benque was in Guatemala - it turns out that I was totally misinformed.
(I did ask someone, I didn't just guess on my own that it was Guatemala. I was actually thinking, "there's too many trees over there for that to be Guatemala.")
Anyway, I was trying to find out more about the cute little resort, thinking I might go to Guatemala one day just to get my passport stamped and say I've been there, and maybe that's where I'd stay...
but I can't.
Not only is that resort located in Belize, but it's currently out of operation.

Sorry for the mix up, but if you have a spare $1,905,000US, look into buying it so I can come hang out!



The Belize Mopan River Resort, located in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize is an 82.83 acre property which boasts  "over 1047 feet of river frontage, this beautiful property features twelve spacious river-view cabanas. Nine, 1 bedroom cabanas and 3 suites with living room and kitchens, all under thatched roofs. All units have large private verandas, and private bath with double basin vanity and separate tub/shower & toilet compartment. Units are fully screened, and equipped with 24-hour electricity, air conditioning, cable TV, and ceiling fans. Two suites contain a full modern kitchen, making them suitable for extended holidays. Each cabana and suite accommodates two people, with the exception of one suite which sleeps three.
 These are well situated for privacy throughout 5.5 manicured acres of mature coconut grove, orange orchard, fruit trees and tropical gardens. There is also plenty of room for expansion with an adjacent 78 acres of natural jungle habitat, providing extensive bird and wildlife habitat, as well as nature trails full of medicinal plants.
In addition to the resort structures, the property also contains a luxurious 2500 sq. ft. owner's residence, built in the colonial style, with high ceilings and hardwood floors. A caretaker's house and manager's residence are also on site. The hub of property is the main 2400 sq ft "Lodge" where guests enjoy daily meals and nightly cocktail gatherings. Close to the Lodge is a beautiful swimming pool with cascading waterfall with a Massage House adjacent to the pool. There is a 20 ft. high bird watching tower where guests join the morning "toucan watch" and enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside and jungle. An intimate wedding chapel is also located near the river, providing a stunning backdrop for memorable marriage, and vow renewal ceremonies.
The resort was designed and constructed to provide guests with adventure-filled days, and comfort-filled evenings in a magnificent tropical setting. The location affords guests the ultimate in privacy, as it can only be reached by the property's private welded steel river ferry with canopy, capable of hauling one vehicle and trailer; or 20+ guests with luggage. Access is of course also available by private boat.
A secured lot is included in this package, located across the river in the town, which is paved and gated and has a small storage house with toilet. The lot offers secure long-term parking for 7-8 vehicles.
Note - This resort is now in receivership and is not operating and past financial records are not available.

Pictures borrowed from belizereport.com
For info about purchasing a fancy resort , visit Belizeproperty.com

8 comments:

  1. I asked a local, they told me Guatemala.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Rats! That looked like a really nice place to go. Sorry to hear it's not operating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just heard someone new bought it! It's going to be opening around August!

      Delete
  3. it looks like its a pretty nice place..its nice to spend vacation here with your family

    toilet suites

    ReplyDelete
  4. are there gators in that river??? i say swim across and squat!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No the water is to fast moving. The river (Mopan River) empties into the Belize River though, which does have gators.

      Delete
  5. I think it's safe to assume that every river in BZ *might* have gators in it.... but they dont hang out in deep water, do they?
    There has to be a good spot to swim through...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No the water is to fast moving. The river (Mopan River) empties into the Belize River though, which does have gators.

      Delete