Hidden Valley Inn
Nestled in the wilds of Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize, Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is a dream retreat for wildlife and nature lovers. Its Lodge, 12 spacious suites in six stand-alone cottages, pool, lounge and local-meets-international fusion restaurant feel very much part of the surrounding landscape.
The stunning location in the heart of this private 7,000-acre nature reserve (one of the largest in Central America) means that Hidden Valley Inn has exclusive access to over 90 miles of hiking and biking trails filled with breathtaking rainforest, flora and fauna and six major waterfalls. Unforgettable Champagne picnics next to secluded cascades and pools can be arranged, or for meditative relaxation, yoga platforms are the peaceful settings where visiting instructors host classes throughout the year.
The nearby Maya site of Caracol (the largest of the ancient cities found to date in Belize), unique caving excursions, Maya villages and the jungle’s many adventure activities are also yours to explore (zip-lining, kayaking, cave tubing…).
Even the kids can join in on the many adventures including world-renowned bird-watching, canoeing, wildlife tours, guided horseback rides through the jungle and visits to scientific and rehabilitation projects. Hidden Valley Inn actively helps to conserve and study jaguars and one of the rarest falcon species on the planet.
Located in Western Belize, this is the spiritual home of the Mayan culture in the country. It is especially favoured by families, as in addition to the historical sites, there is a wealth of soft adventure activities. There’s also a great natural history museum at Chaa Creek.