The SpaceThis room has two 3/4 extra long beds and one standard single bed. Mattresses are high quality and comfortable. The shutters all around the northern, eastern and southern side and high ceiling help to keep the room cool. Guest AccessGuests have access to the swimming pool when open, restaurant and bar on site, and all trails on the farm. Parking is available close to the room. Guests also have access to our small book exchange. Slow wifi is available around the restaurant area. Interaction with GuestsThe owner/manager, Kevin Brown, is always on site. During his rare absences a stand in manager is on site. Kevin will be happy to help you arrange tours in the area, assist you with vehicle rental, can pick you up from Punta Gorda or the dump (intersection just outside Big Falls) for a small fee. The restaurant will be open for meals by prior arrangement. The NeighborhoodWe are quite centrally located for visits to the ruins of Lubaantun, Nim Li Punit and the closest one to us and least excavated, Uxbenka. The Blue Creek cave system is nearby, and the top end of this system is a 45 minute hike from our property.
Big Falls is close by, and here you can experience a cultural tour of a Mayan home, learn Mayan cooking methods and Mayan craft making.
On site we can arrange a chocolate making demonstration and a tour of the cacao farm.
We have various old-fashioned games available - table tennis, volley ball (the net also doubles up as a badminton net), a mini pool table, darts, croquet and boulle. Getting AroundThere is a regular bus service past our property out of Punta Gorda, which is about 21 miles away. There are several buses daily from Belize City to Punta Gorda, including and express service. Local flights from the international airport to Punta Gorda airstrip take about an hour and are also on a regular schedule with approximately 6 flights daily. A ferry service between Puerto Barrios, Guatemala and Punta Gorda, as well as from Livingston, Guatemala to Punta Gorda is an exciting way to travel from Guatemala to Belize. There is a vehicle rental agent near Mafredi on the way to The Farm Inn. Road travel from the international airport to The Farm Inn is along generally good roads. The Hummingbird Highway is scenic but should preferably be done during the day, as there are no lines in the roads, speed bumps/pedestrian crossings are poorly marked and besides, you won't see the spectacular scenery of the Hummingbird Hiqhway if you travel at night. Other Things to NoteWe are located in the jungle of Toledo in a high rainfall area. The accommodation is located on a cacao farm with many trails and three creeks, one of which runs into the waterfall at San Antonio. Our trails are easy to hike.
We love animals and have four big dogs and a small cat which rules over them. The dogs always make it out to the parking area first, so if you are intimidated by the welcoming committee, please stay in your vehicle until we get there to control them, because they will usually treat any visitors as their new best friends and will do their best to show their love with their boisterous welcome. The cat remains aloof from this display but will seek you out in the bar and demand attention as well. Turkeys from the farm yard will sometimes strut through the restaurant garden, calling their chicks or flirting with each other.
Because it is the jungle, you may sometimes encounter creatures that have more than 4 legs and the beautiful butterflies flitting around are also not necessarily the only flying critters around.
Birds are here in great numbers and your early morning wake up call is going to be the waking songs of a large variety of species. Bird lovers are delighted by the various habitats along our trails.
Smoking is not allowed in the rooms but you make your own choices outside the accommodation. The restaurant is open air and all we ask is that you respect those around you.