"Cristo Rey -- Village outside of San Ignacio" Top 5 Page for this destination Cayo District Tip by ksdhood

Cayo District, Belize: 13 reviews and 12 photos

  Orlando and Lillette Madrid's place
by ksdhood

Spend some exploring the small villages surrounding San Ignacio! This small village, Cristo Rey, was very sweet. From Santa Elena (San Ignacio's sister town) -- Take Cristo Rey Road (towards San Antonio) -- many buses travel this route -- Pass Maya Mountain Lodge, and Cristo Rey is another few kilometres from here. Cristo Rey is a pretty village that sets on a high bank above the Macal River. I stayed with Orlando and Lillette Madrid (who run the Sandals Restaurant) -- they have a few very simple and inexpensive cabins. It costs $8(US). I enjoyed meandering around this place -- and enjoyed my exchanges with the locals!

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  • Written Mar 8, 2003
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