Casa and the Covid Pandemic: Casa to remain closed through August 31, 2021
Greetings to guests past and future. It has been our pleasure over the past many years to host visitors from all over the world, and we look forward to the renewed opportunity to share the natural and cultural wonders of the neo-tropics in the future.
However, in these challenging times with the difficulties of long distance travel and the uncertainties presented by Covid -19 the staff and owners of Casa have opted to remain closed for the foreseeable future. The earliest that reservations are being currently accepted is the first week of September 2021. This assumes that staff and guests can receive vaccinations by that date and that Casa can comply with the requirements imposed by the Belizean Government
Our reasons for this are many and varied but foremost look to the safety and health of our staff and guests. The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Health and the Belize Tourism Board have recently released a very thorough and detailed document providing guidelines and protocols to instruct accommodations like Casa to promote the health and safety of staff and guests. Casa is currently reviewing and preparing to implement these protocols and guidelines.
While we anticipate the acquisition of supplies and materials and the related training can be accomplished in the near term, we also think it prudent and responsible to remain in suspension while this new reality continues to unfold. This provides the time required to observe and adopt the most productive and successful measures and to allow staff to develop behaviors and a rhythm that ensures guest comfort and safety with as little interference to the guest experience as possible.
Casa's accommodations for guests are highlighted by sweeping views of the Mopan River Valley, known to locals as the "green ocean" and night time views of the lights of Cahal Pech and San Ignacio Town. Casa's grounds and operation, locally managed by Belizeans, include small agricultural plots, such as a banana plantation, coconut grove, and numerous local fruit trees, that provide habitat for the local bird population.
Please inquire about our Hacienda Package, an opportunity for single groups to have exclusive use and access of Casa Del Caballo Blanco accommodations . At the close of your day, after enjoying your personally scheduled day excursions to experience the natural and cultural wonders of Belize, you return to Casa Del Caballo Blanco where the Casa staff will be dedicated to your party and the dining room and La Sala are ready and prepared for your individual use. Our Hacienda Packages begin with a minimum two (2) cabana/three (3) night stay ($499.00usd) - but arrangements can be developed to suit your particular travel needs.
Casa's accommodations for the traveler, in our thatch-roofed rooms, have been thoughtfully constructed to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience for visitors to the San Ignacio area; the lodge provides 6 rooms in traditionally thatched cabanas with the capacity of 1-4 people each. A spacious dining room providing breakfast and dinner (dinners must be ordered in advance) for all guests, with coffee, tea, and cold drinks available throughout the day. A on-site library / meeting room for group activities satellite access to the internet 24 hours a day.
Casa's well-informed and helpful staff can arrange for: Transport to and from Goldson Airport Day trips to local archeological sites, birding trips with local representatives, canoeing, river rafting, hiking, sight-seeing day trips to butterfly farms and medicinal trails.
Situated on Bullet Tree Road on the western side of San Ignacio Town, visitors and guests are within walking distance of San Ignacio's shopping district and restaurants. Casa's location places it among the most accessible and convenient accommodation locations to plan day trips and local adventures.