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Reviewed 15 June 2013

MET is a must for the somewhat adventurous traveler spending a week in Belize. While my girlfriend and I have traveled to many countries, we had never been to Belize and wanted to experience both the jungle and the cayes. Belize is perfect for this considering the short distance from Belize City each destination. MET provided a jungle experience that...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! We really appreciate it. I like that you point out that MET is for the "somewhat" adventurous traveler. It's very true. We enjoyed hanging out with you and look forward to your return!

Bell, Florida
Reviewed 1 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at MET in February, 2013. It was fantastic! We thought the views at MET were some of the prettiest we saw in Belize, and there were a lot of beautiful vistas to behold in Belize! As I see others have noted in their reviews, I had the best night's sleep in our casita - we...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for a well-written and informative review. You did a great job of describing what happens at MET between our guests and our family. We ALL really appreciate you taking the time and effort to write. We so enjoyed our visit with you and hope you will return very soon!

Waco, TX
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Can't say enough about MET. This charming lodge's mountain location is so serene filling your senses with colorful, fragrant vegetation, an abundance of birds, unique sounds of frogs, birds, neighing horses and howler monkeys, and refreshing breezes. It's a perfect place to relax when you are not on one of the many adventures offered such as half and full day...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your time and effort and great description of the place, activities, and people of MET. We look forward to your return!

Tecumseh, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The trail guides were all experienced. The food was wonderful. If anything we were overfed. I'm looking forward to returning. I am going to ride a lot more often before I leave home for my next trip to cut down on the soreness. We're going back. Mike, Maureen, and Danielle.

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for writing so quickly after your return, especially knowing how busy you are, it means so much to us! We learned so much from you and look forward to your return. We'll cut down on the rations if necessary. :)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I can't say enough about MET and the people who run it. It's in the interior of Belize and you don't have to be into horses to fall in love wit the place. The family-run center will custom build you any trip you want. The food is some of the best I had on a two-week trip and I wanted...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! That was a memorable evening indeed! Thanks for the great review! It is thorough and descriptive. Yes, you can come back now!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 March 2013

MET is a great family operation. Warm and friendly. All the help are fantastic. Horses are grand. Jungle is awesome as are caves and ruins! And waterfalls to swim in... Holy Cow! I loved it. Thanks, you guys. Janet

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! We enjoyed our week with you and we hope you can come back! I REALLY appreciate you writing a review! You helped bump us up in our category!

Spring City, TN
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Great way to see the interior of Belize, even if you're life does not center around horses. Aaron and staff do a wonderful job of taking care of their guests, including custom food, trips, horses, whatever. Beautiful cabins, great food, fantastic scenery, friendly people. By the second day we all seemed like old friends, and look forward to returning.

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! I appreciate you pointing out that guests do not necessarily have to be horse riding enthusiasts. Even novice riders can enjoy this method of seeing Belize, up close and personal. We look forward to seeing our new "old friends" again one day!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 February 2013

A trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend any opportunity to take a trip with MET. My brothers and I were looking for a multi-day backpacking trip. We did not want a pre-packaged trip that only goes to the obvious, touristy spot. I emailed a few Eco-lodges and was directed to Arran Bevis by several of them. Arran designed exactly...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your unique experience! Your photos are really lovely. We were all thrilled that you were able to capture the Bush Dog at the waterfalls! What a shot! Thank you for your excellent description of your trip, I'm sure many readers will find it very helpful. We hope you and your brothers can return another day...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 24 February 2013

I returned from MET a week ago and cannot stop thinking about the experience. One cannot adequately describe the adventure, the beauty and the spirit of MET in words...you have to experience it for yourself. The Bevis family and their staff were warm, charming, knowledgeable, had great stories to tell and treated us as if we were part of their...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm sorry I was away when you were here but the family told me they enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for choosing MET!

Melbourne
Reviewed 9 February 2013

The Bevis family run an excellent operation. We had a great time at MET and were sad to leave. A definite highlight of our trip. The service is excellent. Great hospitality. We were made to feel like one of the family. Our cabin was lovely. The food (with options for vegetarians) was great. Lot's of activities to keep you busy...

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Marguerite B, Owner at Mountain Equestrian Trails, responded to this review

Thank you! We enjoyed meeting you. We're happy you enjoyed yourselves. We do hope you will be able to return one day!

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TripAdvisor Green-leaders! Belize Ecotourism Jungle Lodge offering adventure vacations: horseback riding tours, hiking, bird watching, butterfly gardens, waterfalls, river caves & vehicle tours to Mayan ruins. Cabanas are made of stucco with thatched roofs, with private baths, hot water and intimate kerosene lighting. The Cantina is a restaurant and bar where you'll enjoy open-air, home-style dining and bird watching from your table. MET is one of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Equestrian Trails

Address: Mile 8 Mountain Pine Ridge Rd, San Antonio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Antonio
Price Range: $158 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“This is not a traditional hotel, but a ranch with a cantina and a handful of cabanos, or bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles pepowers5, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottages are basic but clean and nice. No air conditioning or electricity but during our stay we didn't need it. Beds were fair, clean but not as comfortable as many. Windows & porch views are worth a mint. Rooms are lite with kerosene lamps - so harder to read by with bugs who are attracted to the lights. Not a place where you live in the rooms anyway because there is so much to see outside!”
 of 5 bubbles janal96, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The casitas have en suite bathroom/shower, each bed has a mosquito net. Very roomy. These are open air rooms, so some "wildlife" may join you, such as some very cool insects. All the casitas are nicely secluded and a short walk to the main meeting area. Nice porch with chairs. Can't say that any of the casitas are "better" than any others... all are quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 769stacys, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are clean and tidy, but this place isn't about rooms. This is a out experiencing Belize.”
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 of 5 bubbles RidinFence, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnA81, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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