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On the Beautiful Island of Ambergris Caye near the Boca del Rio, is located Hotel del Rio. Hotel Del Rio has authentic thatched roof cabanas much like the traditional structures used in Belize.

A half a mile away lies the second largest barrier reef in the world. The coral formation, home to a bountiful array of tropical sea life, is a diver’s or a snorkeler’s dream come true.

An incredible variety of activities including diving, fishing, and special excursions are available to travelers. If rest and relaxation are what you are craving, you can rejuvenate while lying on the white sand beaches and take a dip in the pristine waters. Ask us about group discount when booking six rooms or more.

Many restaurants and bars are located within minutes of the Boca del Rio Beach on which we are located. The walk to town is a short 15 minutes stroll down the beach.

The serene atmosphere at Hotel Del Rio along with the breathtaking view of our palmed lined beaches and the crystal blue hues of the water will make your stay one you will never forget.

High-speed wireless internet is also available in each room.

Both English and Spanish are spoken in Belize. The country is peaceful and democratic. Belizeans are friendly and always willing to share their knowledge and beauty of the sea, reef, and land.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience exploring a remarkable under water world.

Explore ancient Mayan site, naturally formed Caves and Belize’s Wild life while visiting the Belize Zoo.

Rosa
Rosa
2021-03-01
10
this hotel was awesome really enjoyed our stay there. ☺ We got a free upgrade room the staff let us pick the room we wanted the view was amazing. ☹ the fridge did not work besides that everything was awesome.
Ibrahima
Ibrahima
2021-02-01
10
Awesome ☺ Christine made our whole trip awesome
Anonymous
Anonymous
2021-01-01
10
A must experience ☺ Christina was awesome. She was very knowledgeable and helped to ensure we had a wonderful stay.
Gord
Gord
2020-03-01
7,0
Good
Camille
Camille
2020-03-01
8,0
Très bon séjour ☺Personnel adorable, chambre spacieuse, balcon, literie confortable, cuisine ☹Pas de fenêtre donc on entend le coq le matin
Krystyna
Krystyna
2020-03-01
7,0
recomendado para una corta estancia ☺la ubicacion de hotel y la vista estan muy bien. ☹ruido en el cuarto al escuchar personas arriba y a un lado de cuarto, oscuridad de cuarto
Lindsey
Lindsey
2020-03-01
9,0
Superb
Stefanie
Stefanie
2020-03-01
10
☺Direkt am Strand und unglaublich sauber.
Arthur
Arthur
2020-03-01
7,0
Good
Ludivine
Ludivine
2020-03-01
8,8
Fabulous ☺ The hotel was right on the beach. The room was a cabana with sea view quite spacious and clean. Good location with bars restaurants and activity center all around all walking distance (“city center” is 15min walk). The hotel offers beach towel, water fountain, and complementary breakfast served outside) amd can help with cart rental and activity booking. ☹ The room was right on the beach path so we had a lot of noise, on top of that there was a lot of wind and the windows doesn’t have glass (just mosquitoes protections and light blocker made of wood that traditional in Belize - it is safe the widow is not wide open) so the wind was whistling through all night that can be a negative point if you sleep light.
Stefanie B
Stefanie B
2021-03-22
Authentic Island Feel We originally booked our stay at Hotel Del Rio in February of 2020. Once Covid had everything shut down, the hotel graciously let us keep our booking for a future date. We were able to rebook our trip for March of 2021. The owner, Jim, Christine, and Katnie were very accommodating. Communication with them during the pandemic was easy and straight forward. Once we arrived, they greeted us promptly and were very friendly. Having been in such close communication with them over the previous year, it felt like we knew them already and they welcomed us like family. We opted for one of the un-airconditioned, thatch roofed huts. Our room was clean and comfortable. We did also have a small refrigerator that we used mostly for our bottled water that we bough daily. They do have air conditioned units available, also units with kitchenettes if that is what you are looking for. Even though we didn't have A/C, with the windows open, we got the nice ocean breeze and were never too warm while sleeping. The main palapa in the courtyard became our favorite place to sit and relax. We ate most of our meals there at the table. We loved that there are several local "delis" just behind the hotel. The restaurants on the beach were great, but we liked the little hole in the wall places that the locals eat at. And they were much cheaper! The hotel has an amazing view of the ocean, from just about anywhere on the property. There is also easy access to the beach and swimming just across the street. Along with a dock overlooking the Caribbean with two Adirondack chairs at the end for enjoying the views. I would highly recommend Hotel Del Rio for anyone going to San Pedro. They are one of the few more authentic Belizean style hotels, and they will make your stay enjoyable! We can't wait to go back!!
Jordan C
Jordan C
2021-02-11
Slice of Heaven The hotel is everything all the reviews say and more. My boyfriend and I have spent a week here and we leave tomorrow and I couldn't be happier with the hotel del rio choice I made! The hotel is beautiful. We stayed in one of the hut rooms and there was plenty of space. The water is both hot and cold. Plenty of amenities if you need them. With staying in the hut room, you don't get an air conditioner. I thought that would be a problem because my bf loves sleeping with the AC on especially in hot humid weather. BUT it was PERFECT. Being right across from the ocean (and I mean literally 15 feet from the ocean) you get an amazing ocean breeze coming in. There is also a ceiling fan to move the air and a floor fan. So we were plenty cool!! The property is well taken care of. House keeping whenever we needed. Chris (the owner or manager) is AWESOME. So very kind and helpful. We wanted to do excursions and she referred us to the right people and we were able to do the things we wanted at a very affordable price. Due to covid, there was no food at the hotel and that is totally okay because you are surrounded with tons of restaurants. The location couldn't be more perfect. I have had a TripAdvisor account for years (that's how I pick all the places I'm traveling to) and this is the first review I have every written. Great, great place.
CanaBajan Beach
CanaBajan Beach
2020-06-23
Perfect! We stayed for a week in January and it was the perfect place for us. The location was great. the cabin was ideal and the staff and owner were simply wonderful. Sea side views with beautiful sunrises on the pier. The continental breakfast is served at the community palapa right in the centre of the grounds so you get to meet travellers from all over the world and exchange Belize 'must do's' before your day even started. The housekeeping staff were so sweet and the office personnel very helpful if you need golf cart, tours or where the best coffee shop is. The owner was down having coffee most mornings and has so many great stories. Hotel Del Rio is the perfect location for access and has plenty of cart parking. Walk out your door to the left and you will find La Choza (see review) which was a fantastic local hangout, walk to the right and you will find Hurricanes (see review) which was one of our favorites. this hotel is the perfect blend of modern conveniences and old belize charm. We will definitely be back !!
Gina M
Gina M
2020-02-19
Great value and friendly staff Currently staying with my family at this location. Simple rooms, great outdoor space and views. Helpful staff to set up rentals and tours. Breakfast includes toast and fruit with plenty of coffee. Perfect place to chill out and relax.
TrtleDiver
TrtleDiver
2020-02-06
Amazing hotel! I loved our week at the hotel del rio! The rooms are quaint, yet have everything we could need. The staff are helpful, courteous and engaging. The owner is a great guy to sit and talk to as he is always willing to give advice and recommendations on what to do etc. If you are looking for a laid back relaxing place to stay, you have found it at the Hotel Del Rio!
Michelle S
Michelle S
2020-01-19
Great little hotel right by the beach front! This hotel is very cute and the location is wonderful!!! You walk about 50 ft across the sand “street” and you are at the waterline! Our hotel room was clean and spacious with two double beds and a kitchenette area (Cabinet with dinnerware/cutlery/cups etc) and a small bathroom with walk-in shower. The price was great for our stay. The front office personnel was very helpful and responded quickly when I emailed them questions about our trip. (Response Time was within 10-15 minutes of original email going out...). They helped us rent a golf cart($10 cheaper than the places in town) and even had the golf cart personnel pick us up at the San Pedro Airport and drive us to the hotel. Customer service was excellent and above some 5 star hotels I have stayed at!!! On our last day we needed a ride/taxi to our snorkeling company’s dock and the owner of the hotel took us down there in his golf cart!! What a wonderful gesture for us and it made our trip!!! Great job to everyone who works at Hotel Del Rio! Also on Wednesday evening they had a local dance/sing group and perform for the guests with no cost to us! Wonderful!! Disliked · The room could use an update but it didn’t bother us because the room was very clean and we only slept in the room. There is so much to do outside that you aren’t in your room a lot!!!
Archie
Archie
2019-12-30
Great stay on the beach This is a lovely place to stay right on the water. It is a 15-20 min walk into town but away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. There are rooms and huts that you can stay in. The rooms are tiny with attached bathrooms but you cannot spend too much time in there. The cabana we stayed in on our last day it was terrace, hammock, chairs and kitchen. Much more comfortable. There is breakfast included with buns, toasts, fruit and coffee. The staff is wonderful and helpful. We arranged all our snorkeling tours for both days through the hotel. We got great guides both times. The hotel is near a lot of drinking bars but for better food, its good to go into town. They have wi-fi, laundry services and maps. There is a small beach 5 min away with playground for children in and out of the water. Security guard comes in at night to watch over the place. It was a lovely stay.
Charlie M
Charlie M
2019-11-11
Great place Stayed about a week at Hotel del Rio. Love the place. Right down town, near ships and restaurants, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing tour operators. This small hotel is extremely well managed, staff is excellent. It's so much nicer than staying in a big modern and fancy hotel. Here you get there real island vibes. Good job guys. I'll be back as soon as I pay off some bills. 🙂 Pick up a golf cart at the airport and head on down to Hotel Del Rio for a hell of a good stay. International crowd, all friendly people, breakfast too 🙂
Mmillions24
Mmillions24
2019-10-07
Nice hotel perfect location ! Nice hotel perfect location ! Quit at night and safe.. security every night . Also breakfast buffet every morning .. house keeper was front desk clerk was very friendly .. and informative keeping us updated with everything that’s going on on the island
Hannah C
Hannah C
2019-08-08
Peaceful oasis by the waterfront My husband and I spent 6 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a room in the Casa Blanca, which was clean,spacious and had excellent air conditioning, which was very much needed in such hot weather. The location is around 15mins walking to the town centre, which we liked as the town is quite congested with traffic and it was nice to be somewhere more peaceful. Loved lounging in the hammocks and watching the world go by. The staff also provided wheat-free bread for breakfast at our request, which was much appreciated. Excellent value for money and would happily return.
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