This afternoon we said good bye to San Ignacio and hello to Belmopan. After 3 days of luxury at the San Ignacio Hotel, we are about to get back to nature and enjoy a tropical Hobbit house experience before going home to the San Pedro rat race.
Not wanting us to schlep our bags down the hill, the front desk offered to call us a cab and although we had originally planned to walk we agreed. The cab was $5 and the bus station attendant double checked with us when he saw who our driver was. He said sometimes the guy charges tourists more. Our bus pulled up within 5 minutes. Cost to get to Belmopan was $6 for both of us and the trip took about one hour. All pricing in Belize dollars.
I have Leisa Carr-Caseres to thank for the idea of more mainland time. Emailing back and forth with her on a non related topic got me extending our downtime and heading in the Banana Bank Lodge direction. She also gave me the following recommendation “Trey’s Barn & Grill (best steak in Belize – not kidding)”
As you can see by the pictures below Banana Bank is very lush. It is such a quirky fun place. Where else can you watch your friend ride up to the pool on a horse, or enjoy the owner riding into the dining hall to give guests a lunchtime show and photo op? – true story 🙂 There are also talking birds, an amazing art gallery and a very cool and humongous telescope inside an observatory.