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Cohune Palms River Cabanas

San Ignacio-Bullet Tree, Cayo

Hotel Description
Set directly on the Mopan River in Bullet Tree Falls, Cohune Palms River Cabanas offers guests comfort amidst the palms and among the river breezes. High-thatched cabanas have private bathrooms with electricity, hot water and strong ceiling fans. Free wireless high-speed internet, a restaurant that serves excellent cuisine and tours that leave directly from Cohune Palms keep the guests worry-free. In addition, Cohune Palms is conveniently located only two and a half miles from San Ignacio and transportation is readily available. Guests can take the canoe out, rent bikes, visit the local Three Sisters Rock Medicine Trail and visit the massive Mayan site of El Pilar. Here people enjoy both the location and the intimate setting that allows for both privacy and getting acquainted.

History & Owners
Construction of Cohune Palms began in 2001 in Bullet Tree Falls on land that has been in the Waight family for generations. It officially opened in 2003 and now has a gift shop, an art workshop and a restaurant. Mike, a native Belizean, is an accomplished artist, craftsman, and musician. He participates in the various regional art festivals and is particularly known for his work with cohune jewelry. Bevin is from Boise, Idaho. She is a graduate of Wellesley College in Boston and University of Chicago (MA in Anthropology). She originally came to Belize for archaeology in the 90's and has studied in Armenia, Peru and Honduras among other places.


Fan in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Internet on SiteLaundry Service
Meals AvailableSnack/Gift Shop
Wheelchair Friendly


Can ArrangeReferences Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Bullet Tree Falls Village , San Ignacio-Bullet Tree
Follow Bullet Tree Road out of San Ignacio until you get to the village. Pass the football field and take a right at the small, cement taxi stand. Take a right on the dirt road and proceed for about two blocks until to see some very large trees and our sign.

Local Flavor

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Mike Waight
Music, Arts & Crafts
Mike is an accomplished artist specializing in using natural seeds, nuts and shells from Bullet Tree to make his jewelry. The cohune nut features prominently in his work but he also uses shell, cow horn and different types of wood. He is also an accomplished drummer--playing the congo and jimbey drums or just about any other kind of drum he can find!

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Name: Mike and Bevin Waight
Telephone: ++(501) 824-0166
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 194
San Ignacio Town
Cayo District

  • Location - close to San Ignacio where restaurants and tours are available
  • Near river so very nice and cool
  • The experience of visiting Bullet Tree Falls!

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60, $61 to $99
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
15 Guests

  • Free shuttle from San Ignacio
  • Wireless, high-speed internet
  • Restaurant on site
  • Bike rentals & inner tube rentals
  • Ideal spot for small groups & weddings
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