HOSTELS IN BELIZE
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.
FALCONVIEW TOURIST BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL
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
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! )
MAYAN HILLTOP PYRAMID RUINS EXPEDITION INFO! CLICK HERE!
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.
THIS IS THE NEW TINA'S HOSTEL, ON CAYE CAULKER; WHICH HAS MOVED DOWN THE BEACH. CLICK HERE!
(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.