Our home base was a cute cabana in San Ignacio, but our destination was Gaia River lodge in the pine forest of Belize. A road trip within a trip! We'd stayed at Gaia a few year's back, and were charmed by the waterfalls, wild forest and handcrafted accommodations. Gaia River Lodge is a memorable place to stay while visiting the remote Mayan ruins of Caracol. But this time, Gaia was our destination. Follow my lens...
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
First, we had lunch and coconut water with coffee beans.
The lift. It worked!
It was broken on our previous two visits to Gaia. The first time we arrived, we were visiting Five Sister's Lodge. (the resort's previous incantation) The second was our overnight stay at the new digs: Glammed-up Gaia. So, 2020 marked our very first lift. It was fun.
Gaia River Lodge is glamorous enough for a jungle-loving goddess. Or, a middle-aged, travel-loving, earth walking, writer/illustrator.
Images from my Caracol post, way back in 2013. (That's a drawing I did in high school, by the way) Click moneyball for an 80's flashback. And some top-notch Mayan ruins.