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Welcome to Clarissa Falls Resort!
Clarissa Falls Resort is located on the beautiful banks of the Mopan River, 5 miles southwest of the twin towns of San Ignacio & Santa Elena in the magnificent Cayo District of Belize. We are part of a Belizean-owned family ranch and are dedicated to providing our guests with the very best in Belizean peace & comfort. Upon your arrival at Clarissa Falls, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time and are in harmony with the environment & the all-embracing tropical atmosphere.
Fall in love.
Here at Clarissa, you will inevitably fall in love with the people that extend their hand in friendship & hospitality like few others. Many of our guests have, and make many repeat visits. Our ambience & location ensure that anyone's most pleasant stay in Belize will be at Clarissa Falls. Come fall in love with us too!
In the popular Let's Go budget travel guide, Central America (2001 edition), Clarissa Falls Resort was named one of three places in Central America you will, "Go for a week, stay for a year."
Come Visit Clarissa Falls!
Experience the enchantment of our ancient Maya culture, explore the exciting & varied landscapes, and come discover adventure. Wander through lush tropical rain forests and relax during tranquil evenings. Take a relaxing dip in the Mopan River. Have a drink at our open-air bar & a light bite to full meal at our restaurant, served under a thatched-roof pavilion atop an old Maya temple mound.
A few resident "pets" add to our ambience. There's a beautiful toucan - the national bird of Belize - a cheeky parrot, and other various wild birdsthat call Clarissa Falls Resort their home for a time. And of course there'sApollo, the large goose who will no doubt follow you around!
What can I expect?
Clarissa Falls is a family-run resort and an absolutely great place to stay for the whole family. We are located in a beautiful country environment far from neighbours, within the property of La Clarissa Ranch. Whenstaying here, don't expect televisions & radios, just the gentle sounds of the waterfalls located right next to the resort. Pet animals roam freely and can sometimes be found hanging out not far from our main buildings. Birds fill the trees & patrol the river, while lizards & iguanas find sunny branches to sleep on. Echoes of howler monkeys roll over the hills. Light fragrances from nature and succulent scents from the restaurant tickle your nose. The days are filled with sunshine and gentle breezes join the star-filled nights.
Where are we?
Located in the north foothills of the Maya Mountains and on the Mopan River, Clarissa Falls Resort is about four miles southwest along the Western Highway from San Ignacio and then about a mile northwest off the highway; the turn-off is just past highway mile marker 70, at the green bus stop. We're also about 6 miles from the Guatemala - Belize border, to the west. To see where we are, visit our map & directions page. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us.