Do you dream of spending the night in a tropical tree house cabana in beautiful Belize? If so, Martz Farm is the place for you! Located in San Ignacio, but a little further inland lies the jungle retreat known as Martz Farm. Family owned and operated, the hosts of the farm are Joe and Miriam Martinez and their three lively children. The family lives on-site and offers both overnight accommodations in their tree houses as well as home-cooked meals and farm activities.
Martz Farm Accommodations
All accommodations at Martz Farm offer private bathrooms with running water and plumbing, as well as beds with mosquito nets. Activities during the day include guided horseback rides in the surrounding jungle areas of San Ignacio, as well as trips to popular tourist attractions including Xunantunich, Caracol, ATM Cave, and the nearby Che Chem Ha Cave, to name a few. If relaxing is more your tune, there is also lots of room around the farm to explore local flora and fauna or simply kick back with a good book on the porch.
Belize Activities and Attractions
From Martz Farm, you can easily access all of the nearby San Ignacio tourist attractions. These points of interest include Maya ruins, ATM Cave Tour, and Mountain Pine Ridge. Activities in the area include horseback riding, river kayaking and canoeing, cave tubing, eating Belize food in town, and exploring the San Ignacio Market.
Your host Joe is a native Belizean, born and raised in the jungles of San Ignacio. He is also a good family friend of Santiago Juan, the owner of Hanna Stables. An excellent host and great conversationalist, Joe has built most of the Martz Farm property with his own hands and has deep knowledge of not only carpentry but also farming and the history and culture of Belize. He is also known for reciting his many poems, such as in the video clip below.
As mentioned, Martz Farm is a bit off the beaten path and involves going through San Ignacio into the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen. Upon entering the town, turn left at the Long Lucky Superstore, and continue down the gravel road for 8.5 miles passing both El Mirador Restaurant and Che Chem Ha cave. The entrance to Martz Farm is a half mile past the cave, marked by a small sign with a donkey on it.
The best way to reach Martz Farm is by taxi. Also, be aware that due to the remote area, it is recommended that visitors stock up on snacks and other essentials at the Long Lucky Superstore beforehand.
Martz Farm Photo Gallery