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Nabitunich - The Stone Cottages

San Ignacio-Benque Road, Cayo

Hotel Description
Located in an area of exceptional natural beauty and scientific interest, Nabitunich -The Stone Cottages is an ideal place to relax and explore this area of Belize. The basic units are dotted along the hillside with spectacular views of Xunantunich from each veranda. A large dining area and veranda is an ideal place for groups to meet. The property is a working farm with cattle, sheep, dairy & beef cattle, timber and coffee. It is easy to spend the days strolling alongside the Mopan River, through the fields, forest, and just soaking in life here. The owners and staff look forward to welcoming you to their particular jewel in the Belizean crown.

History & Owners
There is a long history of this family and the land upon which they live and work. Around 100 years ago a man named Mr. Glavez came from Lebanon and acquired this property and it was known as San Lorenzo Farm. Fast-forward three generations and now you have Rudy Juan and his family who continue to live and work this farm. Rudy and his wife Margaret Mary have seven grown children. During the 1980s they started hosting groups of students, members of the Peace Corps, visiting doctors, and archeologists. They built the original "stone cottage" with thatch and continued to add units to be able to accommodate groups.


Fan in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Phone on SiteMeals Available
Wheelchair FriendlyChildren Allowed


Can ArrangeReferences Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Mile 71 Western Highway, San Ignacio-Benque Road
Nabitunich is located along the Western Highway in the Cayo District of Belize at mile 71, just six miles west of San Ignacio. It is less than 1 mile east of San Jos? Succotz Village and the Xunantunich ferry. By car, it takes about 1 ? hours to drive from the Belize airport to Nabitunich. Driving west out of San Ignacio, you are getting close when you pass the road to Chaa Creek and duPlooy's and then the road to the Garden Center. The road is to the right directly across from the road to the Garden Center. There are two roads, take the one to the right. Go about 1/2 mile (past the green house on the left) and you will see a large house on the right. Go through the small gate to the left of the house and you will come to a large grassy area. The lodge and cottages are to the right.

Bus routes from Belize City, Belmopan, San Ignacio, and the Guatemala border offer frequent service throughout the day; all buses going east and west along the Western Highway go right past Nabitunich and so you can stop here, just tell them to stop at "Rudy Juan's place" or "The Stone Cottages."

Local Flavor

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Margaret Mary Juan
Interesting Person
Nurse Juan came from England over 30 years ago as a British volunteer who never left. She has worked in every district in Belize and has fascinating stories of the "old times". She was recently honored as an "Unsung Hero" for First Caribbean Bank.

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Name: Rudy Juan
Telephone: 501-823-2096
Website: m
Mailing Address:
General Delivery
Benque Viejo
Cayo District

  • View of Xunantunich
  • Hospitality
  • Great food

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Travelers Check
By phone
# of Units
13 - 25
Can Accommodate
up to 35 Guests

  • Call to check for availability
  • Meals can be arranged
  • Horseback riding
  • Excellent birdwatching in different habitats
  • Walking distance to Xunantunich
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