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#13882 - 04/11/01 04:08 PM Maya Mountain vs. Duplooy's
maitaikpl Offline
I've narrowed it down to these two hotels due to price, environment and reputation. So, the only thing that stands between them are the activities.
I'm looking into arranging the tours through David's or Eva's Restaurant. Has anyone stayed at either of these places done tours through them? Are they usually on time and do they travel to these hotels?
Also, i want a jungle-ly, cavey atmostphere to walk around after dinner or just to take a nice walk during free time around the lodge. Which one is better?

#13883 - 04/11/01 10:44 PM Re: Maya Mountain vs. Duplooy's
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
This will be my last reply to your questions. Hope someone else takes the time and energy to reply.

Most people would agree that duPlooy's is superior in almost every way to Maya Mountain -- in location, grounds, variety of rooms, luxury rooms, food, river setting, walking around space, etc. They are about equal in tours - in quality, variety and cost. Where duPlooy's may not suit you, as I've tried to explain before, is that it is about a 35 or 40 minute trip by car to town, (US$20+ by taxi one way) whereas Maya Mountain is about 5 minutes. NEITHER place is near caves and neither place is actually in a jungle area. For broadleaf jungle you need to look at other areas. Again, a good guidebook will make these things quite clear to you.

As I've tried apparently without success to explain, Eva's does not do tours. It is just a restaurant where tourists come to scope things out and score a tour. David Simson (David's Tours) does some great tours, but he does not have a full-service tour operation in the same way as Maya Mountain, duPlooy's, Chaa Creek, Windy Hill, etc. do.

--Lan Sluder
Fodor's and Belize First
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#13884 - 04/12/01 04:24 PM Re: Maya Mountain vs. Duplooy's
Karen Pasquariello Offline
Hi, I gotta admit, I smiled when I read Lan's response because you know we have communicated back and forth with the same questions. I totally agree with Lan and have also explained that if you want to walk around surrounded by jungle, wildlife... then Banana Bank is a great place for that. You have opted for other places and they both are great but as was explained, not in the jungle. And yes, DuPlooy's is a cut above Maya Mountain, it would be hard to not like it. The only place that has a cave within walking distance, that I know of is Jaguar Paw, but from our conversations, it doesn't seem that you want to pay that kind of money. I understand that you want to save money on tours so are looking at other options. But I think there is a point when you just make a decision and go with it. So, my recommendation is just pick a place and arrange tours once you get there. Belize is beautiful and make the most of it. It's hard to go wrong in Belize.
Karen Pasquariello


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