As I mentioned in our first post on this trip back to Mayflower Bocawina National Park (and points south to come -- stay tuned) in Belize, we stayed at Mama Noots Eco Resort right in the park for three nights.  In the first post, I shared photos of the authentic cabana we stayed in, so in this post, I wanted to share additional photos of the facilities, grounds, people, and wonderful food we were served over the three-day period.

Mama Noots is entirely off the grid and generates its own electricity through solar panels.  A back-up generator is also utilized when the sun isn't shining or additional electricity is needed.  
Here are some shots from around the property.  It's absolutely gorgeous, with hummingbirds buzzing about, brightly colored butterflies flitting, and beautiful foliage and flowers everywhere.
Here's the final platform for the zip-line.  We enjoyed it for bird watching and checking out the view.
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View from platform
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Flowers on the top of the tree in the above photo
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Lots of citrus growing on the property
This is a Great Kiskadee nest.  It was behind our cabana, and we could watch the male and female coming and going from the nest.  They had a favorite branch right outside one of our windows where they would sit and sing and call, and then fly into and out of the nest.  
On our second full day at Mama Noots, we tried to hike down the road to the Bocawina Falls trail, but unfortunately, the road was just too muddy (it is rainy season in Belize) to make it in.  We had already hiked to these falls in June, so we were not too disappointed.  The photos below are actually not the worst part of the road; unfortunately we didn't get a photo of the mud pit all the way across that finally stopped us in our tracks.
Here's the restaurant/bar where we ate all the delicious meals.  Since we were the only guests, we were usually the only ones here, but sometimes a few of the workers were eating as well.  The restaurant is open to the public for lunch, which is a great option after a hike in the park or run on the zip-line.  You won't go home hungry!
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Mama Noots restaurant and office
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Our private dining hall!
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The bar wasn't in operation during slow season
Ms. Marci cooked us some absolutely delicious food.  I don't think there's anything this sweet lady can't make!
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Ms. Marci

The food (delicious and plentiful!)

Here are some of the great meals we had at Mama Noots.  Ms. Marci made sure we never went away hungry!
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Starter of fresh fruit
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Fruit and hot scone (yum)
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Even Barry got enough to eat here!
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Loaded chicken nachos -- highly recommended!
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Jerk chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and cucumber/watermelon "avocados"!
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Creole shrimp with veggies, rice, and watermelon/avocado garnish
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Belizean breakfast -- veggie eggs, black beans, bacon, and tortillas
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French toast, eggs, and bacon
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Watermelon juice
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Delish veggie burrito and fresh salsa for lunch
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Pineapple upside-down cake
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Pretty flowers on our table one night before dinner
Last, but certainly not least, the hostess with the mostest, Mama Noots manager Liz made sure we were comfortable and happy.  She's been managing the resort since January and seems to be making a lot of positive changes.  We both give Mama Noots a big thumbs up!
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Liz Lathrop
Stay tuned for our continuing adventures to Punta Gorda in the Toledo District of southern Belize!
8/18/2013 06:48:17 pm

Wow! Mama Noots Eco Resort is a paradise, it seems, for bird lovers. It clearly puts a lot of importance for renewable energy and keeping the surroundings clean. And the food looks good too, so it must have tasted absolutely delicious.

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