San Igancio, Belize
April 15, 2012
I recently ventured to the Central American country of Belize. Known for its barrier reef – the second largest in the world, along with its impressive collection of Mayan ruins, Belize marries the two ideals for a fulfilling getaway: ultimate beach with high adventure.
With direct flights from NYC, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta and London during high season (Nov-April), the English-speaking country (though most of the locals speak Spanish given their location) is easily reached. Furthermore, various properties on the island have quickly adapted to travelers interest in a combination trip – a few days lapping up the crystalline waters followed by a few of jungle adventure among the ruins, caves, farms and rivers inland and now offer shared stays. One such property is the year-old Ka’ana in the farm-like landscape of San Ignacio, Belize.
Nestled off the main road, just ten minutes from town and within a few hour of various caving experiences, Ka’ana is well situated for an adventure-laden visit to the island. Furthermore, it’s run by two of the nicest guys you’ll find in the boutique hotel business. As a result, the hotel is a wonderful, little hideaway with kind service (drinks by the pool? No problem) and a jovial atmosphere with fireside dinners laid out at night. There’s also a concierge on site, which makes the organization or oftentimes, the re-organization of daily excursions far easier.
Don’t just take my word for it (well, do) but while I was there, the guys were also hosting a videographer and photographer to help promote the site. Their video gives a great impression of all the fun to be had at Ka’ana.
Check it out here.