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Pine Ridge Lodge

Mile 18 San Ignacio-Augustine Road Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 34 hotels in Cayo
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Pine Ridge Lodge offers the adventurous traveler a unique location, 5 miles within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, to accompany our superior accommodations, tropical gardens, orchid lined paths and terrific food. Being within the Reserve provides Pine Ridge Lodge with the best location for an exploration of the massive Caracol ruins or an investigation of the Mountain Pine Ridge and its’ wonders (Rio Frio Cave, Rio On Pools, 1000’ Falls etc.).
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Adults only
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Quinnlan Nordheim wrote a review 21 Feb
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I stayed at the Pine Ridge Lodge for a lengthy stay and let me tell you - I will be coming back here for years as long as Neal and Migdalia are still the owners of this splendid place! If you are ever in Cayo or Mountain Pine Ridge you MUST stay here it is definitely not something to miss. If you want a very traditional Belizean/Guatemalan experience as well as incredible food do not miss the Pine Ridge Lodge. Also if you're ever staying for the weekend be sure to get their Pizza, it is far better than any of the pizzerias I have visited in Italy!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Ask for the Deluxe Cabanas for a family experience or Cabanas 6/7 to be by the river!
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Peter G wrote a review 17 Feb
Barnstaple, United Kingdom82 contributions24 helpful votes
During a recent business trip to Belize, myself and my colleague found ourselves in need of urgent local accommodation. We picked Pine Ridge Lodge, and in all honesty, we couldn’t have picked better. We were immediately made to feel welcome, and relaxed, during what was a particularly stressful , work related, period. Neil and Medalia (sorry if my spelling is wrong) promised to look after us and certainly did that. Rather than guests, we felt more part of the family in an incredibly relaxing and peaceful environment. With regards to food, simply amazing! Neil would always give suggestions of local dishes, and we would always go with it with no complaints whatsoever. In summary, the stay here was therapeutic and I found myself being able to relax and to a certain extent opening up during the many deep discussions that we would all have at the end of a long day while listening to to local wildlife, livestock and running water in the river at the bottom of the garden. Some things that are going to stay with me forever are: Night night fist bumps with Flo (Florence), socially distanced of course! Lodge doggo! Morgan and our walks and cone throwing adventures and long cuddles and belly rubbing sessions, Amazing food and being truly “ cared for” by this fantastic family. Also the privilege we had of sharing the lodge with the incredible Dave and his Jaguar Conservation team (Brandon, Michelle and Quinn) working so hard to ensure the survival of Jaguars and other native species in the Belizian jungle and the highly educational presentation that they gave us on my last night. In all honesty I can say that this was the best experience I have ever had whilst working away. We weren’t guests, we were family.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
BrentToombs wrote a review Mar 2020
Belize City, Belize16 contributions17 helpful votes
The Mountain Pine Ridge is one of those areas that visitors (and locals) tend to overlook as a destination in Belize. Part of the reason is that unless you have deep enough pockets to stay at one of the three high-end luxury resorts in the area, the Mountain Pine Ridge is only experienced as a day trip. Fortunately, Pine Ridge Lodge provides an affordable option. The rooms are comfortable and well outfitted. There is plenty of space to explore on the property, and all the attractions of the MPR are nearby. The home cooked meals are delicious and very reasonably priced. Fast wifi is available in the dining room/lounge area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Hill K wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had no idea what to expect coming up to the Mountain Pine Ridge Lodge for the second two nights of the four we were spending in the San Ignacio area. We caught a taxi up from town and were immediately greeted by Neil, who had us seated inside the lodge/lobby/restaurant/common space for a few moments while he confirmed our room was ready. Upon his return, he took us for what proved to be a little bit of a walk, giving us what was probably the farthest room from the front of the property. It was right along a creek that we pretty much had to ourselves with an unbelievably picturesque setting. He asked if we were intersted in lunch and we agreed to meet back up in a little bit. He made a wrap with a lot of grilled veggies and some sausage inside that was simple and delicious. It was easily the simplest thing we would consume during our time there (I say that because the rest of the food was so amazing, not as any slight to the lunch we had there. However, it was the only lunch we ate of his so I'm not sure what else he usually makes.) The property features a swimming hole as well as a trail to a waterfall, and we spent a couple of hours exploring all of this to our delight beore returning back to our rooms and showering. We then laid in hammocks and enjoyed the sound of the stream for a bit before going up for dinner, where Neil made us a pasta with shrimp that had his version of a tomato pesto sauce that was incredibly unique. We were pretty tired and went to bed not long after. We slept with the windows open as it was a beautiful evening (we ended up actually being the only guests both nights we stayed there - you will be fortunate to have Neil take care of you regardless, but you would be extra lucky if it were only you or maybe one other party!), and Neil made us a form of breakfast tacos the next morning with eggs laid by the chickens on his property. It was all outstanding. We then had an all-day tour to Caracol and Neil made sure to agree to a dinner time before we left, thinking ahead to the fact that we may be hungry. He made us a Mayan dish for dinner that was out of this world, like all his other food, and the portion size he gave was more than enough. I ate it all though, because it was so good and I love to eat lol. "What might you fancy for breakfast?" he asked us before we retired once again for the evening. We asked what he wanted to make us, and he told us he had just the thing in mind. After all, we both agreed he had done us right in every way thus far. The final breakfast was a frittata and some tortillas, black beans, and fried plantains. It was incredible, as was the rest of the experience while we were there. Some other things to add - the place is off the grid along a dirt road in a third world country. Don't go expecting a Vegas-style resort. Do go expecting an incredible experience. Neil goes out of his way to connect with you and provide a great experience, and fortunate for my girlfriend and I, we shared a lot with regards to our outlooks on life that allowed us to find common ground immediately. Also, there was not enough power available in our room to charge our devices. Neil told us this upon checking in, and it was no problem to us. If it was, I can't imagine he wouldn't have had a solution. Wifi also does not work in any of the rooms. To use both electricity and wifi, we went up to the main room and hung out for a couple hours. It was no problem at all; we actually quite liked it. I would highly recommend you treat yourself to a stay at Neil's place. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Safari778866, Owner at Pine Ridge Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thank you for such a detailed review my new poker friend!!! Really glad you guys enjoyed your stay and the food, means a lot to us, till next time... Neil.
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jordaniswalking wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed here for 3 of our 7 nights in Belize and wish we would have stayed longer. The Pine Ridge Lodge was amazing. The location is perfect and the grounds are so well maintained. Great for relaxing. A bit off the beaten path and once you get there you will find many options for day trips including ruins, caves, many waterfalls and swimming holes. Neil runs an amazing operation. The food was wonderful, he even packed up a day trip lunch for us and hand drew some maps to guide us in choosing our own adventure. Do yourself a favor and visit this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Neil Gibson, Owner at Pine Ridge Lodge
Responded 27 Jul 2020
thanks Jordanf for your review,you make us sound profesional!!!Much appriciated mate....
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pine Ridge Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pine Ridge Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Big Rock Falls (3.2 km), Barton Creek Cave (7.3 km), and Rio On Pools (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pine Ridge Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pine Ridge Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pine Ridge Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Pine Ridge Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pine Ridge Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pine Ridge Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pine Ridge Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.