My Trip Review - Springfield, Missouri, USA - Matt and Xandra Sharpe - May 2008
What to say? There are not enough words to describe the experience we had at the Jungle Dome. The Dome is so beautiful but the people make it extra special. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and the food is fantastic! We really felt at home here.
We came here for a little vacation. My husband is the one who really wanted to come to Belize. I’m not a fan of hot, humid, buggy weather but I love my husband. If it weren’t for the Jungle Dome, my Belize experience wouldn’t have been nearly as great.
Karen took care of us along with David. Everyone was so accommodating and made us feel like family. I got to see David’s new baby girl Amy and Nora’s baby girl, Karen.
Now about the adventures….our first day out we did the ATM tour. It was amazing. I really didn’t know what to expect but it was unbelievable! I didn’t realize it was a wet cave, so that was a surprise. We stayed wet/walking in water most of the time. I had been in quite a few caves but none like this. This is a MUST do adventure.
The next day we did the Black Hole Drop. It was so challenging! I really struggled with the hike and when it came to the rappelling part I was just glad to be able to sit and relax awhile. I wasn’t too scared about the 300 foot drop! They tell you the hike out is easier but it isn’t. Don’t let them fool you. My hubby loved it thought and I am just a wimp I guess. I wouldn’t recommend this if you are not used to hiking and heat.
The next day I took it easy with a wonderful massage and some souvenir shopping while my husband went kayaking. He had a great time and got to see many birds and iguanas. I stayed at the Dome and saw two Toucans in the Guanacaste tree right outside the patio. They are very rare to see so I felt lucky.
The next day we did cave tubing and zip line. It was a very fun and relaxing day. The river was moving pretty low and slow so we took a little longer than you would in the wet season but it was nice and relaxing. The zip lines were great for beginners. It was very exciting and a great day for families.
I can’t say enough about the people at the Jungle Dome. They are AMAZING. Everyone is so personable and genuinely kind. They really care about your experience here. Be appreciative and don’t take it for granted. You can’t find service like this anywhere.
Enjoy your stay and have fun. We’ll miss the Dome. The food was amazing!
Matt & Xandra Sharpe
Springfield, Missouri, USA
May 24, 2008