The Parrot's Nest features some of the more unique rooms in the Cayo District. Set on a 2-hectare (5-acre) tropical plant farm on the banks of the Mopan River, this simple lodge consists of a few rustic wooden cabins. Two of these are set high on stilts, amongst the branches of a huge guanacaste tree. Four of the units have private bathroom, but the shared showers and toilets are kept immaculate. A wide of tours and activities can be arranged. You can also take an inner tube right from the lodge and spend some time floating on the river, for free (the owners will pick you up down the river). Unusually talented at hospitality, owners Theo and Marcus create an atmosphere of camaraderie, cooking delicious dinners and breakfasts (extra charge) and keeping a stocked honor bar in the breezy central lodge.
- Ali Wunderman