If you long for a truly momentous escape from the humdrum of day-to-day life and the daily grind or want to get some amazing fresh air away from the home office, taking a trip to Villa Massis, near Belize’s San Ignacio Town, is one of the best decisions you could possibly make. Do yourself a favor and trade the urban jungle for an actual jungle paradise.
Located in Belize’s Cayo District, Villa Massis is among the best spots to visit if you want to explore the exhilarating caves, jungles and rivers of western Belize. Villa Massis’ proximity to San Ignacio means that you are minutes away from the perfect adventure prep area. Why do we say “perfect?” Because you get to enjoy all this gorgeous little country can offer without it being drowned out by an oversaturation of tourists.
While some people might think that vacationing in the jungle entails some level of living off the land and sleeping in a shack or maybe even a tree house, the amenities offered by Villa Massis are definitely more like a vacation home, stocked with all of the comforts of modern living. While you might consider cooking something you found in San Ignacio’s local market, you might also leave all the fuss and labor of cooking a fine meal to Villa Massis’ trained kitchen staff, possibly while lounging in the offered jacuzzi or checking in with family via Wi-Fi.
Wondering what sort of experiences you can enjoy while you are staying in your jungle paradise? Some more notable adventures awaiting the eager include:
- Cave Tubing. This experience involves riding an inner tube through a system of caves while only needing a headlamp for illumination in the sunless spots.
- ATM Cave. Rather than some odd venue for carrying out a financial transaction, this ATM stands for “Actun Tunichil Muknal.” ATM Cave, also known as the “Cave of the Crystal Sepulcher,” is a cavernous destination believed by the ancient Maya to be a gateway to the underworld. Found within are ancient Maya artifacts and several fossilized Maya who were intended as sacrifices, including one whom was crystallized.
- Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. This is among the most picturesque experiences nature lovers can witness in Belize. Enjoying its status as a nature reserve since 1944, this spot encompasses over 100 acres of rivers, mountains, forest, and waterfalls.