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Falconview Bak Pak Hostel, Western Belize

Falconview Bak Pak Hostel


CLICK HERE to go to an updated more recent website for FALCONVIEW TOURIST BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL in Western Belize and a list of current adventures and expeditions availalble.

2007 rate is $9usa plus tax, a night. This hostel is a mini Spanish hacienda with tile floors, self serve kitchen for guests and dormitory bunk beds in two rooms. There is a hammock room, scintillating conversation, friendly one year old dog called Lucky, run by an old couple. The old man is father of Tina over at Tina's Backpackers Hostel on the beach at Caye Caulker and she has now opened another Tina's Backpackers Adventure Hostel on the island of Roatan, one of the Bay Islands of Honduras.
The many adventures around Western Belize mountains are catered to by local Tour Operators who pickup guests and deliver them back at the front desk. There is enough expeditions and adventures to keep you going for 8 days without repeating any sort of thing. The absolute favorite is one full day seeing the Mayan ruins of Xununtanich and Cahel Pech. These cover 3000 years between them of the pre-classic and classic periods. Follow this the next day with a wild adventurous trip to ACTUN TUNICHIL MUCKNAL which is a cave system under the ground used by the ancient Maya for sacrifical ceremonies, wearing hard hat, ropes, headlamps and all that stuff and you will appreciate the Mayan history for the rest of your life.
Coming through by bus from Guatemala, you best take a taxi from the border crossing. It's about 12 miles and they charge only $10 for direct service to the front door. Coming from Belize and the offshore barrier reef cayes, a bus will take you out the Western Highway through the capital of Belmopan and you ask politely of the ticket collector to let you know when you arrive at the Eden High School turnoff and Hillview side street entrance at the Western Highway EXIT 66 1/2. We are a half mile up the hill and to the left, about 160 feet higher than the bus stop. It's a dirt road. The hostel is in the middle of a hundred houses on the slope of Green Parrot Valley. Very rural for being in the town of Santa Elena, quiet and nice.

If you miss the bus stop in Santa Elena Town you will end up in the next town of San Ignacio two miles a way. And taxi drivers will often rip you off to bring you back. The fare is about $5 to $7 Bz currency if it's right.

People in a group coming through the International Airport, we can pick you up and drive you here. It's about an hour and a half drive each way for us. We have a hostel shuttle which is a pickup with a wooden casita and benches on the back. Very folkloric! ( ha! ha! )




Leaving the offshore Cayes of Belize you will take the bus out West, past the Capital of Belmopan to the town of SANTA ELENA. At EXIT 66 1/2 you leave the bus and take the side road up another half mile and 160 ft in altitude to arrive at Falconview Tourist Backpackers Adventure Hostel in the community of Hillview, on the slope of Green Parrot Valley. Bus fare is about $6 Belize from the coast to Western Cayo, or Santa Elena town. Just leave the bus at EXIT 66 1/2 and hike the side road. Passing cars with green license plates are taxis and you can flag them down.


(CLICK HERE) Wendy Auxillou beach front condo rentals!

(CLICK HERE) for the Belize International School of Fine Arts Marimba School held at the HOSTEL.

(CLICK HERE) Diane's Beach house rental at the Auxillou compound.

(CLICK HERE)Diane Auxillou's TRAVEL AGENCY on Caye Caulker for Blue Hole dives, snorkeling, boats, condo rentals, weddings, airplane tickets, Belize Alp expeditions and Mayan ruin trips of Xunantanich and Cahel. She will book you with any Tour Operator, hotel or lodge in the country of Belize. Pech.


(CLICK HERE) Tina Auxillou's Bak Pak Hostel on the beach at Caye Caulker.

Falconview Bak Pak Hostel is a small Spanish style Hacienda. There are dormitory bunk bed accomodations and cottage sized tents used as cottages for privacy for couples out back.

This Falconview Bak Pak Hostel is home to the "ANNUAL MAYA MOUNTAIN FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL" of Western Belize and Guatemala. Marimba and Central American guitar lessons are also offered.

Hillview is a small quiet suburb of a hundred houses on the side of a small valley of the small agriculture town of Santa Elena here in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Ranches and citrus farms abound in the area. It was only a couple of decades ago that the main industry was jungle CHICLE and mule trains were common.


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Telephone: 663 5580