Clarissa Falls, which are really more rapids than waterfalls, and the jade-green waters of the Mopan River are the backdrop for this resort. Situated on a 324-hectare (800-acre) working cattle ranch, the resort boasts a range of accommodations from deluxe suites to individual cabins to campsites. The thatch-roof cabins are fairly basic, with cement floors, bamboo walls, simple beds, and little else. However, the spartan decor is more than compensated by the beautiful surroundings. The suites are nicely done and feature a full kitchen and dining area.
The open-air restaurant here serves excellent Belizean and Mexican cuisine for very reasonable prices, and sits atop a small Mayan ruin. Owner Chena Gálvez is extremely personable, and staff members can help arrange boats and inner-tube rentals; horseback riding is also available. If you'd like to just visit for the day, you can swim in the river and picnic for BZ$2 (US$1/53p), which is a very popular activity on weekends (if you crave peace and tranquillity, visit on a weekday).
- © Frommer's 2013
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