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The Smuggler's Den

Consejo Village, Corozal

Hotel Description
Nestled along a quiet stretch of beach between Cheutmal and Corozal stands the Smuggler's Den. The fully-tiled, thatched bungalow units fitted with kitchenette, bathroom, wicker furniture, cable TV, and bedroom are set against a backdrop of tropical trees and provide panoramic views of Chetumal and the Corozal Bay. Options for on-site recreation include a small library, volleyball court, nature trails and a pool table on the second floor of the mahogany floored, thatched restaurant. The property has nature trails, unexcavated Mayan ruins and frequent wildlife sightings.

History & Owners
It was luck in the throw of a dart onto a sergeant's wall and then the toss of a coin that landed Ray Wagner in Belize over twenty years ago. In those days it was "Indiana Jones" country, full of adventure, and he decided to stay. In 1998 he opened the Smuggler's Den which received its name from the historical significance of the area, known in the days of the mahogany trade as "Smuggler's Savanna". Ray and his family built everything from their hands through thick and thin, feast and famine, storm and sunshine. They live on-site and are all actively involved in running the accommodations.


TV in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Internet on Site


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Northwest of the main village, Consejo Village
By vehicle from Corozal Town, follow Fourth Avenue north until the pavement ends next to the race track area. Continue on the dirt road about seven miles until you see the sign for Smuggler's Den on the left. Turn at the sign and continue for approximately one mile. If you do not have a vehicle you can take a taxi from Corozal or arrange for transportation with the hotel.


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Name: Ray Wagner
Telephone: 501-600-9723
Website: smugglersdenbelize.tripo
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 351
Corozal Town
Corozal District


  • Peace and quiet
  • Personal service
  • Home cooking and local atmosphere

Price Range in US $
$61 to $99
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Travelers Check
By phone or email.
Deposit required for reservations between November and April
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
up to 12 Guests

  • Meals can be arranged
  • Unexcavated Maya ruins on the property
  • Library, pool table & volleyball
  • Canoe & jet ski available for rental
  • Fishing can be arranged
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