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Taking a Moment on your Trip

Some trips that are met with quiet thought, peaceful moments and fresh air. Read more >

A Feast for Every Occasion

For every new place you visit, there is a new food you must try.   Read more >

A Belizean Treat

Having a glass of vino in the warm Belize air is not typically something that resonates right away when you think about visiting this Central American region.  Read more >

Make Your Way Down the Macal

The best way to see a country is through its culture and its nature. The guided canoe tour, offered through Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve, hits both very important points. Read more >

Ancient Ruins of Xunantunich

Mayan ruins can be found all over this tropical oasis, and one of the most mystifying sites to see is the Mayan site of Xunantunich in the city of San Ignacio.  Read more >

The Blue Holes of Belize

If you don’t have time to make it the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize, it’s not a problem, a little over an hours drive away from Hidden Valley you can find Saint Herman’s Caves and Blue Hole. Read more >

Art History in the Making

Belize affords plenty of wonderful opportunities to see and learn about Mayan artifacts, but what about the art still being created in the country today? Read more >

A Zoo Built Just for Belize

Belize has beautiful wildlife, and while you’re at the Hidden Valley Inn, you will likely see quite a bit of it on the reserve.  Read more >

A Sight Worth Earning

If you’re traveling to Belize, chances are you’re interested in beauty that’s both natural and historical. Read more >

Fry Jacks, Panades, Escabeche, and Soursop Wine, The Cuisine of Belize

Since it's unlikely that you have a Belizean restaurant in your neighborhood, here are four things you might look for on the menu while dinning in the Maya Valley. For breakfast, look for fry jacks. Read more >

What to Expect From Our Newest Vacation Package

Thanks to Hidden Valley Inn’s newest partnership with the Victoria House, a luxurious hotel located on the stunning shores of Belize, getting the best of both worlds has never been easier. Read more >

Hidden Valley's "Big 5" for Bird Watching

It’s believed by conservationists that the Hidden Valley Reserve is home to approximately half of Belize’s "avifauna," a term used to describe birds specific to a region. Read more >

Zip Line Your Way Through Belize

You’ve explored the lush jungles of Belize on foot, now take to the trees with an exciting zip lining tour at Calico Jack’s Village. Located just 30  45 minutes from our Hidden Valley Inn, Calico Jack’s is known for their safe and adventurous zip lining tours.  Read more >

Breathe In and Breathe Out in Belize

To us, Belize is about more than finding adventure in the natural world. It’s a home for spiritual renewal, inner reflection and a retreat for the body, mind and soul. We get it, and that’s why we provide our guests with unique and relaxing yoga experiences at Hidden Valley Inn.  Read more >

Refresh Yourself

If you’re planning a hike or adventure through the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, we know a great place to stop for a break and cool off. Rio On Pools, located less than a half hour from the Hidden Valley Inn, is a series of cool, crystal-clear pools separated by smooth granite rocks, punctuated with picturesque waterfalls. Read more >

Explore the Caverns

There's nothing quite like the amazing caves of Belize, and Rio Frio Cave is no exception. Located about a half hour from the Hidden Valley Inn, the seventy-foot tall opening of the Rio Frio Cave is enough to take most visitors breath away. Read more >

The Beauty of Big Rock Falls

The Hidden Valley Inn is surrounded by natural beauty. One spot beloved by visitors and locals alike is the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Read more >

Bring on the Butterflies

For a fun and unique experience with a different sort of Belize wildlife, head to the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, 4,000 square feet of green space that houses thousands of butterflies of many different species. Read more >

Enter the Mayan Underworld

If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable Belize experience and you're not afraid of the dark, then grab a canoe and paddle into the Barton Creek Cave. Read more >

You Won't Belize Your Eyes

The Belize Botanical Garden is so much more than just a garden. Apart from being the only garden in all of Belize, there is an incredible amount to see (we recommend taking at least several hours), from the Native Orchid House, which is home to hundreds of orchid types, all native to Belize, as well as the trails through the Macal River Valley, where you can tube down the river and see its vibrant population of colorful birds and other wildlife. Read more >

A Meeting of the Mayans

Take a step back through history and experience the amazing Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins and Museum. Off the beaten path from more well-traveled sites, the Cahal Pech ruins were rated one of the Top Traveler's Choices of 2014 according to TripAdvisor. The Read more >

Romantic Getaway Experience

Hidden Valley is aptly named for any perfect romantic getaway by reserving your own private waterfall to enjoy in the splendor that is the Belize Jungle. Read more >

A Must-Do Zoo

We can't rave enough about the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, one of our favorite Belize adventures. This special place doubles as a wildlife sanctuary where more than 150 rescued animals âÂ?" including toucans, jaguar, puma, tapir, raptors, harpy eagles and spider monkeys Read more >

Lose Your Sense of Direction

There’s plenty to love about Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve but we’re going to zero in on one that’s purely practical. And, if you’re prone to getting lost or losing your sense of direction, this one’s for you! With mor Read more >

Top 10 Reasons to Put HVIR on Your Bucket List

Mollie Tichy, travel writer, long time Belize visitor and fan, gives her top 10 reasons to put HVIR on your bucket list, including why Hidden Valley Inn stands out from the options available in the Cayo region. Read more >