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Maxhapan Cabanas

Caye Caulker

Hotel Description
Maxhapan Cabanas, situated on a quiet street among century-old towering trees, is one of the newest accommodations on the Caye. It is owned and operated by a family determined to create comfort and safety for their guests. The three units are new with quality and stylish linens and furniture. Each unit includes two full-size beds, AC, Cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator and coffeepot, table and chairs, and a private veranda with chairs and hammocks. In addition, there is a lot of public space with a large, two-story palapa that has a small dining area, hammocks and lounge chairs. An outdoor fire hearth is also available for those who wish to grill up their catch of the day. Maxhapan is a welcoming place where you enter as a guest and depart as a friend!

History & Owners
Louise Aguilar, hailing 18 miles away from Belize City, spent her childhood vacations visiting family who lived on Caye Caulker. In the late 1980?s she bought property and decided to open a hotel in 2003 when she retired from working at a law firm in the City. She chuckles and says that she traded in her high heels for bare feet and a vehicle for her bicycle. Louise is active in the community through teaching an aerobics class and running the accommodation. She also loves the Carnival Celebrations during September and she has stories of her participation in several of the parades. The name Maxhapan, pronounced ?Ma-sa-pan? means ?breadfruit? originating from the three large breadfruit trees that can be found on the property. They bear tasty fruits three times a year which can be baked, fried or steamed. The breadfruit tree is not indigenous to the Caribbean area. It is noted that sailors first brought the tree to the Caribbean area in the 18th century from the Hawaiian islands.


Air ConditioningTV in Room
Private BathHot Water
24-hour ElectricityPhone on Site
Children Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Caye Caulker Village , Caye Caulker Village
Maxhapan is located in the center of the island about a block away from the Catholic church and only 300 feet from the sea. From the front dock, go to the main lane, turn left and walk until it dead ends at Tropical Paradise. Turn Right and then take the first left. Maxhapan is located on the right. If you fly in just walk straight up the lane and go one block past the Catholic church. Maxhapan is on the left. There is an office to check-in but if no one is present, just go to the house with the large deck and someone can help you there.

Local Flavor

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Louise Aguilar
Interesting Person - Storyteller, Interesting Character
Louise traded her high heels for bare feet and island life. She is still a 'City Gial" at heart and loves telling stories about her participation in Carnival celebrations.

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Name: D.Louise Aguilar
Telephone: ++(501) 226-0118
Mailing Address:
Caye Caulker Village
Belize District

  • Enter a guest, leave a friend
  • Guaranteed safety
  • Guaranteed cleanliness

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

  • Smoking outside only.
  • Fire hearth available for cooking outside.
  • Coffee makers, refrigerators & cable TV in each unit.
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