Thursday, August 28, 2008
We started the upgrade now August is over and the tourist eight month season is officially finished. While we might get some straggler adventurous backpackers coming through during the FALL months, this is our OFF SEASON in the FALL months. Antonio the mason started fixing the cracks in the walls of the downstairs hostel area and 18 year old, Terrance is going to do the new fresh painting of the walls. After today Friday, Antonio will go back to work on the two new furnished apartments we are building in the annex for our more upscale guests. Rates in the three apartments will be $45 usa for the Mission Style apartment, with good views over two valleys out the windows and from the verhandah and the new efficiency by December will go for $35 usa a night. The third floor apartment ( $45 usa) also has an excellent rustic atmosphere overlooking Green Parrot Valley and the Belize River valley to the far off Yalbac Hills. We are kind of excited for next year bookings for tourism. We are now in the Le Routard guidebooks for Belgians, French and Swiss. The TROTTER guide book for travelers in Dutch has us this year. Hostelbookers.com has us highly recommended and FODORS BELIZE guidebook has us in there coming out in October. We decided not change our eight bed dormitory for budget travelers, with their own bathrooms, kitchen and living room using hammocks. Capacity is going to increase this year from 10 people to 16 people. The dorm will remain at $11 usa a night for 2009.