<p>Spend a relaxing day at Bacab Eco Park surrounded by nature at its best. Start and end your Belize adventure traveling between Bacab Eco Park and your ship in an air-conditioned motorcoach and learn about the country, its natural wonders, diverse culture and history from your guide. Upon entering the park and throughout the recreation area youâll see tropical wildflowers, flowering trees and shrubs where hummingbirds drink sweet nectar. </p> <br> <p>An elevated palmetto boardwalk leads you under the shade of orchid laden bullet trees and Palmetto Palms to the main recreation area featuring the restaurant, bar and an exotic swimming pool area. Kick off your shoes and relax in a hammock in the shade of a buttonwood tree. At your leisure, enjoy a delicious truly Belizean lunch prepared just for you served buffet style. If relaxing is not for you, then learn about the many uses of native plants on Ixchelâs Walk, a self-guided medicinal, botanical trail. </p> <br> <strong> Note: </strong> Wear a swimsuit and closed-toe shoes and bring sunglasses, a hat, towel, insect repellant and sunscreen. Must be able to walk 300 yards. Free WiFi service is offered.
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2 of 4(50%)guests would recommend this to a friend.
This was an excursion that we were really looking forward to doing on our cruise as the pictures looked so awesome. We were very much let down on so many levels. First, the ride to the facility was quite long. Once arriving at the park, we all began looking for chairs to sit because apparently another cruise ship had been there that morning too. Clearly there weren't enough chairs for everyone. Once we found a chair, we attempted to lie down, but the chairs were so uncomfortable that we were forced to sit up so napping wasn't an option. We were in the shade because there weren't seats available in the sun.
There was one slide and not much to offer in the way of activities that were included with our excursion.
As for the food that was included in the price, there wasn't much of a selection. If you wanted something other than authentic Belizian food, there was a charge.
We would not recommend this excursion.
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Review 3 for Bacab Jungle Park
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: December
Cruise Date Year: 2015
Date:December 27, 2015
They oversold this just a bit...
The description of this excursion neglected to mention the 50-minute bus ride from the cruise port. In our case, at least the tour guide was entertaining and told us some interesting things about Belize on the bus ride.
After much driving, we arrived at this park which was built on some guy's ranch out in the country. The centerpiece is the swimming pool, which was nice, but looking a bit worn. Lunch was provided, which turned out to be rice and beans with some chicken and fried plantains. A guava-flavored fruit punch was offered, but any other beverage choice, including, water needed to be purchased separately.
A short nature trail was also available, although it would only be exciting to those with an interest in medicinal plants. We didn't sign up for the horseback riding or kayaking options, so basically we spent a lot of money for a bus ride, lunch, and an afternoon by the pool. The free wi-fi that was advertised was nowhere to be found.
We had a good time and enjoyed the pool, but probably would have chosen another excursion had we known what we know now.
I did this excursion in December 2014. I chose the basic Bacab Eco Park excursion - no kayaking, horseback riding, or bicycling. I found the park to be very relaxing. They have a very large pool, with a separate area for children. The adult pool has a waterfall and a hidden slide. The venue provides food - which tasted good. There is also a short (approx. 1/2 mile) nature trail you can walk along. You can walk it on your own and read the info signs or you can take a guided tour. The trees and plants are medicinal, not floral. The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and helpful.
I found this excursion to be very relaxing and educational.