Surroundings

What can you see in the surroundings of MAYA HILL LODGE?

Being centrally located between Belmopan and the twin towns of Santa Elena and San Ignacio is convenient for shopping or for enjoying the local cuisine. A twenty five minute drive by rental car on the George Price Highway east and our guests can be in Belmopan. Or a twenty five minute drive heading west and they can be in Santa Elena/San Ignacio. Twenty more minutes and they can be at the border where Belize and Guatemala meet. Or, to experience the colourful local cultures of Belize, our guests can take a bus which would be a forty minute drive in either direction. The bus stop is conveniently located at the entrance to the driveway to Maya Hill Road. Conveniently located in close proximity to Maya Hill, are small local restaurants, built in the characteristically rustic style that is found in the villages. The cuisine consists of a wide choice of Belizean and Yucatecan (Mexican) foods. Rice and corn are staple foods that are popular with locals and visitors. These are prepared with fresh and organic ingredients which are mostly home grown in back-yard gardens. Local foods are flavourful and usually highly seasoned or spicy. Hot and spicy is popular among Belizeans!

Local Attractions / destinations in the neighborhood:

ATM, Spanish Lookout, Mountain Pine Ridge with Butterflyfarm, Zip Lining and 5 Sisters Fall, Xunantunich, San Ignacio and Belmopan. If you feel like going to the beach, you can drive 80 km by car to the south. This is ideal as a day trip for bathing, snorkeling or diving.

Within an hour…

  • Hummingbird Highway
    Hummingbird Highway
  • Hand-operated ferry
    Hand-operated ferry
  • Xunantunich
    Xunantunich
  • Xunantunich
    Xunantunich
  • San Ignacio
    San Ignacio
  • San Ignacio
    San Ignacio

…or as a day trip…

  • Placencia
    Placencia
  • Placencia
    Placencia
  • Caye Caulker
    Caye Caulker
  • Caye Caulker
    Caye Caulker