Hotel at a Glance: Mama Noots Eco Resort
Located in the 7,100-acre Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Mama Noots Eco Resort offers a peaceful getaway with plenty of eco-adventures. The staff will help arrange expeditions, where you can explore unexcavated Mayan ruins, rappel waterfalls, or feel the wind in your hair on the longest zipline in Belize, which stretches 2,300 feet (additional fees apply).
- Farm-to-table food: The Wild Fig Restaurant serves up Central American, creole, and smoked-barbecue dishes using Belizean fruits grown on site and ingredients sourced from local farmers. It also features a full bar and board games.
- Sustainable practices: The resort is powered by solar panels and a hydroelectric power station; a backup generator is also available.
- Postcard-worthy views: Mayan rooms look out to mountains and the Antelope waterfall; each cabana's veranda offers a different view of the landscape.
- Fuel up with a complimentary continental breakfast.
- Notable accolades: Mama Noots won a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Stann Creek, Belize: Mayan Ruins, World-Renowned Scuba Diving, and Exotic Wildlife
Located along the coast on the southeastern section of Belize, the district of Stann Creek is one of Belize’s top tourist destinations. The Mayans occupied this region as early as AD 250, and its interior landscape is strewn with impressive ancient ruins set against the Maya Mountains. Today, people come to Stann Creek to see these ruins, enjoy the tropical climate, and visit the area’s eco-tourism destinations.
Opportunities for hiking, river tubing, snorkeling, and scuba diving abound in Stann Creek. The Belize Barrier Reef—the world’s second-longest reef—runs the length of the coastline. There eagle rays, octopuses, dolphins, sharks, and other fascinating creatures inhabit its cays and atolls. You can also see exotic wildlife at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first jaguar reserve. Located just 10 miles from the Caribbean, the sanctuary was created to keep the jaguar from extinction. Visitors can follow the well-kept trails that cut through the 160-square-mile park, home to howler monkeys, pumas, ocelots, toucans, and much more.
From the shore, you can walk to Dangriga, the capital of the Stann Creek District, and historically home to the Garifuna people. The coastal town is still devoted to its Afro-Caribbean heritage; many residents communicate with their ancestors through dancing and drumming circles.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) is about 110 miles from the property.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. Adding occupants above standard is $30 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; kids 11 or younger stay free.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here or call 501-630-7870.