BANANA BANK LODGE
Cayo Region, Belize
Nestled on the banks of the Belize River is the Banana Bank Lodge and Jungle Equestrian Centre.
Way back in the 1800's, when logging was the main thrust of the economy of Belize, Banana Bank was a far flung outpost on the Belize River. The small steamships that plied the river were the only means of transport between Belize City and San
Ignacio in the West.
As the headquarters where the logs were gathered, Banana Bank became a refuge for the few hardy souls who braved the hardships of the jungle. It is here they gathered when seeking a place to rest or get a good meal.
|A newspaper article in the Clarion in 1910 described Banana Bank as a place of great hospitality and intrigue. NO CHANGE THERE THEN... with the Owners' generous hospitality and their "Horse Whisperer" approach to riding.
A tropical jungle resort, Banana Bank features delightful accommodations that blend with the jungle landscape. Cabañas with roofs made from jungle bay leaf thatch are nicely furnished and are equipped with ceiling fans that provide air movement. Night temperatures usually range near the middle 60s.
Most cabañas have two rooms and one bath (hot water). Four to six family members, friends, or groups traveling together can be easily accommodated in each cabaña.
Family style meals provide a setting and atmosphere for lively discussion between guests of different locations and interests.
Rooms in the main lodge are shared bath and are priced moderately.
For larger families or small groups (6 - 8 persons) Riverview Country House is a beautiful place to spend your vacation and is only 600 yards from the main Lodge.
At Banana Bank Lodge you will find:
The Lodge offers a variety of horseback riding packages for all levels of rider from beginner and up. There are miles of riding trails on the Lodge's 4,000 acres. Many other tours such as cave tubing and Mayan ruin trips are also offered at Banana Bank.
The Equestrian Center includes:
Words can not begin to express what a wonderful time
we had at Banana Bank Lodge. I can not believe this time last week
I was in the jungle! It was really heaven for me to be around all
the horses. We are already trying to figure out when we can come
back. You and your staff could not have been lovelier. Leisa was
so helpful in getting things organized for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You and Banana
Bank made our Holiday and adventure to remember forever!
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|Tel: +44 (0)1268 541732
|Fax: +44 (0)1268 541363