In beautiful Belize, Central America, near the San Pedro River on Ambergris Caye beachfront is Hotel del Rio. A low-key, laid-back side of Caribbean living in a setting surrounded by sea grapes, palms, lilies, and banana trees in a serene, tranquil atmosphere; and only a seven minute walk from downtown San Pedro.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Cabaña Chica at Hotel del Rio

Off Season Discounts Offered After Easter

Fido (born in San Pedro) and Linda (from Louisiana) Badillo run a family owned hotel offering a variety of room rentals for all travelers:

Cabaña Chica - Thatched roof bungalow, sea breeze cooled along with a ceiling fan, one double bed and one single bed, hot water shower and refrigerator.

Cabaña Grande - Thatched roof apartment style bungalow with complete kitchen, two double beds and one single bed, hot water shower, sea breeze cooled along with a ceiling fan.

Casa Blanca at Hotel del Rio

Casa Blanca - Spanish style 4-plex building. Each room has private bath with hot water, choice of a double bed or two three-quarter beds, air conditioned and ceiling fans.

Los Cuartos - Economy rooms with a shared cold water bath, two double beds or two double beds and a single bed, sea breeze cooled along with a ceiling fan.

What's available at Hotel del Rio:
Fido with fine catch!
Gathering place for guests at Hotel del Rio

Trips offered from our dock daily:
  • Snorkeling at Hol Chan, Shark-Ray Alley or Mexico Rocks
  • Beach barbeque
  • Shelling
  • Bird watching at Bird Caye
  • Tour of lagoon and Shell Beach
  • Sailing
  • Altun Ha Mayan Ruins
  • Reef Fishing

Hotel del Rio can arrange the following:
  • Flights on Tropic Air
  • Golf cart and bike rentals
  • Trip to the reef in a glass bottom boat
  • Trip to inland jungle resorts

Opening day of Lobster Season, 1995

What to bring:
  • valid passport
  • Iight cotton clothing with a windbreaker (during winter months)
  • sunblock, hat and sunglasses
  • small flashlight
  • rain poncho and bug spray

Both English and Spanish are spoken in Belize. The country is peaceful and democratic. Belizeans are friendly and always willing to share their knowledge and beauty of the sea, reef, and land.


Direct flights to Belize City, Belize are available from Miami, Houston and New Orleans on Taca, Continental or American Airlines. For more information call Gayle Willis (318) 984-9655 or your local travel agent. A short flight from Belize City on an island hopper takes you to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. From there you will take a taxi ride through town to Hotel del Rio.

A friendly Belizian "Come to Belize!"
Joyce Brock Photography

Cabaña Chica $60
Cabaña Grande $80
Casa Blanca $85
Economy$12 per person,
minimum $24
U.S. Dollars. $100 deposit to confirm reservations. *add 7% Government Tax*
Offseason Discounts are available.

For a painting depicting the atmosphere
at Hotel del Rio- click here!
For more information contact:
[email protected]

For reservations, contact:
Hotel del Rio
San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye
Belize, Central America
Phone/Fax: 011-501-26-2286

Linda & Fido's son on the beach.
Children are welcome!

In the USA call Gayle Willis at (318) 984-9655 or fax (318) 988-0373.

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