Tuesday, January 6, 2009
FALCONVIEW ADVENTURE HOSTEL IN WESTERN BELIZE, EXPANDS CAPACITY
FALCONVIEW BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL LAUNCHES EXPANSION OF NEW TOURIST FURNISHED APARTMENT. A funky apartment, built on the third deck of the Hostel annex, next to the hydroponic vegetable experimental nursery. The apartment is built out of pine lumber, with the outside painted in green paint, while the inside apartment walls are done in VARNISH to show the grain of the beautiful lumber. Has a small bathroom, a kitchen, bedroom with a double decker, double bed for families and a verandah with hammocks, benches and chairs, that overlook the Belize River Valley to the Yalback Hills, eight miles away. The apartment also overlooks Green Parrot Valley and is on the steep West slope of the valley in the 100 house, civil service, residential community of Hillview. The hike into Santa Elena Town of which the hostel is a part is about a half mile. To the banking section of San Ignacio town across the river, the walk is about 2 miles and takes 35 minutes.
Falconview Backpackers Adventure Hostel now has a dormitory with eight beds and three baths in the main building. A living room with chairs, hammocks and Television lounge room and a big long communal kitchen for guests and four table and chairs eating dining area. The HOSTEL is renowned for security and expediting guests with the best deals around the Cayo District for adventures and tours. Ray and Silvia Auxillou a retired couple keep building and expanding the facility. They currently have the lower dormitory in the main building, where they also live in a central house and two furnished tourist overnight rental apartments in the annex. Capacity right now is 12 persons and by April/09 they figure they will have the second second floor dormitory finished with four more beds, giving a capacity of 16 persons. They are still building and hope to accomodate 18 guests by June, 2009.
Being a short way out of town in the expanding, but more rural atmosphere of Santa Elena hill town they usually always have beds available. The service is superb! This is a HACIENDA type facility and compared to the enormous huge HOSTELS of Australia one could say this one in Belize, is more small and folksy. Ray's daughter Tina also has a HOSTEL on the beach at Caye Caulker which is always FULL, due to the Caribbean sea, the barrier reef and the party atmosphere the floating guests enjoy.
Website for the HOSTEL is: http://folkmusicfl.tripod.com/adventuresinbelize/