Belize City Bacab Jungle Park Excursion Reviews

Spend a relaxing day at Bacab Eco Park surrounded by nature at its best. An elevated palmetto boardwalk leads you under the shade of orchid laden bullet trees and Palmetto Palms to the main recreation area featuring the restaurant, bar and an exotic swimming pool area.
I belief this is the right excursion.
Sail Date: October 2018
I belief this is the right excursion. We had mudding, ziplining, and cave tubing. Absolutely a great time. Highly recommend, but be warned, there is some work involved. Hiking up for the ziplining, and handling the 4-wheeler in the mud.
I belief this is the right excursion. We had mudding, ziplining, and cave tubing. Absolutely a great time. Highly recommend, but be warned, there is some work involved. Hiking up for the ziplining, and handling the 4-wheeler in the mud. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was also a very fun excursion and a nice break from all the "adventurous" excursions we ...
Sail Date: July 2018
This was also a very fun excursion and a nice break from all the "adventurous" excursions we participated in the previous 2 days. There was about a 45 minute bus ride that was informative and enjoyable as our tour guide explained ... Read More
This was also a very fun excursion and a nice break from all the "adventurous" excursions we participated in the previous 2 days. There was about a 45 minute bus ride that was informative and enjoyable as our tour guide explained on our way to the park. When we got to the park we decided just to relax by the pool and enjoy the free lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Bus ride gave you feel of how people live and guide was excellent with ifnormation.
Sail Date: March 2018
Bus ride gave you feel of how people live and guide was excellent with ifnormation. Pool was very good and food was good.
Bus ride gave you feel of how people live and guide was excellent with ifnormation. Pool was very good and food was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We enjoyed the ziplining, lunch and cave excursion, but felt the price was a bit excessive ($560 ...
Sail Date: February 2017
We enjoyed the ziplining, lunch and cave excursion, but felt the price was a bit excessive ($560 for three small children and one adult). Also, the price advertised on RC and in the brochure was over $20 per person less, and they would not ... Read More
We enjoyed the ziplining, lunch and cave excursion, but felt the price was a bit excessive ($560 for three small children and one adult). Also, the price advertised on RC and in the brochure was over $20 per person less, and they would not honor the advertised rate. Lastly, an open bar was advertised, but there was no open bar; drinks were all pay as you go. I felt for this price, they could have at least offered drinks to the guests, as advertised. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long ride but the park was nice.
Sail Date: February 2017
Long ride but the park was nice.
Long ride but the park was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was ok.
Sail Date: October 2016
This was ok. Just doesn't give much time for anything else because you have to tender which takes about half hour. Then you have to walk thru the city to where the bus is. Old bus not very comfy in the back but not bad if you sit up ... Read More
This was ok. Just doesn't give much time for anything else because you have to tender which takes about half hour. Then you have to walk thru the city to where the bus is. Old bus not very comfy in the back but not bad if you sit up front. About a 15 minute walk. Then it's a 45 minute ride to Bacab. Its a cool pool. Watch out for the hamburger they put peppers in them... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The park was beautiful!
Sail Date: August 2016
The park was beautiful!
The park was beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was no beach, only very nice pool, bar and changing rooms.
Sail Date: July 2016
It was no beach, only very nice pool, bar and changing rooms. Food was excellent, ppl nice, I saw many plants in tour. JUst ok with an entire group of 37
It was no beach, only very nice pool, bar and changing rooms. Food was excellent, ppl nice, I saw many plants in tour. JUst ok with an entire group of 37 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful foliage, beautiful pool, OK lunch.
Sail Date: June 2016
Beautiful foliage, beautiful pool, OK lunch.
Beautiful foliage, beautiful pool, OK lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good food as part of the package.
Sail Date: May 2016
Good food as part of the package. Drinks a little expensive. Horseback tour guides were great. Bus guide was very knowledgeable. Didn't bring swim wear or would have gone in the beautiful pool.
Good food as part of the package. Drinks a little expensive. Horseback tour guides were great. Bus guide was very knowledgeable. Didn't bring swim wear or would have gone in the beautiful pool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Waste of time.
Sail Date: May 2016
Waste of time. Horseback riding in 100 degree heat is not my thing. Could not even hear guides while they talked because we were all spread out. Best part was the hour by the pool since theirs was about 8 times larger than the ... Read More
Waste of time. Horseback riding in 100 degree heat is not my thing. Could not even hear guides while they talked because we were all spread out. Best part was the hour by the pool since theirs was about 8 times larger than the Getaway's 2 pools combined. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice tour but the guide went pretty fast so we were very tired when we got back.
Sail Date: April 2016
Very nice tour but the guide went pretty fast so we were very tired when we got back. They fed us supposed local food after we got back and then we went on a guided trail to see all the different plants that are used for various aliments. ... Read More
Very nice tour but the guide went pretty fast so we were very tired when we got back. They fed us supposed local food after we got back and then we went on a guided trail to see all the different plants that are used for various aliments. If you go to Belize you really should book an excursion as there is nothing else to do at this port except shop and they don't barter. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great horseback ride.
Sail Date: March 2016
Great horseback ride. There isn't a butterfly house, hasn't been one there for years. The staff, drinks and food were excellent. It's hot and there are lots of mosquitos, so wear repellant. Getting off the ship took an hour ... Read More
Great horseback ride. There isn't a butterfly house, hasn't been one there for years. The staff, drinks and food were excellent. It's hot and there are lots of mosquitos, so wear repellant. Getting off the ship took an hour to get onto the boats, then there was a fairly long bus ride. There was a nice pool there, but after riding the horse for an hour there wasn't time for it. Also the nature medicinal plant walk was pretty much a deer trail around some plants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rain off and on, trails closed but we made the most of it.
Sail Date: November 2015
Rain off and on, trails closed but we made the most of it.
Rain off and on, trails closed but we made the most of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We picked the basic Bacab Jungle Park excursion.
Sail Date: April 2015
We picked the basic Bacab Jungle Park excursion. There are four different excursions to the park: kayaking, biking, horse riding and the basic relax by the pool. All include lunch and transportation. The only issue is that Belize is a ... Read More
We picked the basic Bacab Jungle Park excursion. There are four different excursions to the park: kayaking, biking, horse riding and the basic relax by the pool. All include lunch and transportation. The only issue is that Belize is a tendering port and you don’t have any time after this excursion to shop . Actually, we were the last group back to the pier to catch the last tender back to the ship but since it was an NCL excursion there was no worry about missing the ship. I'd go back again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed the kayaking.
Sail Date: March 2015
Enjoyed the kayaking. We were limited because of our 8 year old. It was enjoyable and the food was ok. However, we will definitely do something different once our kids are bigger. Loved Belize City.
Enjoyed the kayaking. We were limited because of our 8 year old. It was enjoyable and the food was ok. However, we will definitely do something different once our kids are bigger. Loved Belize City. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one.
Sail Date: February 2015
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I was worried that it was going to be boring or small or we would just not have much fun but I was pleasantly surprised. We opted just for the tour that allowed us to hang out by the pool ... Read More
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I was worried that it was going to be boring or small or we would just not have much fun but I was pleasantly surprised. We opted just for the tour that allowed us to hang out by the pool all day. It included plenty of traditional Belize food.Our tour guide was Paula and she was amazing. Very informative. She had knowledge of the area, gave a guided tour in the medicinal garden and explained the value of the plants for medical purposes. The water was just the right temperature and our waitress was very friendly and extremely helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
40 minute ride in each direction is a bit too long as nearly half of the excursion time was spent ...
Sail Date: November 2014
40 minute ride in each direction is a bit too long as nearly half of the excursion time was spent in the bus. Tour guide was informative and pleasant but the area of Belize we saw along the route was not very inviting. Lots of poverty and ... Read More
40 minute ride in each direction is a bit too long as nearly half of the excursion time was spent in the bus. Tour guide was informative and pleasant but the area of Belize we saw along the route was not very inviting. Lots of poverty and trash, not a scenic drive. Bacab park is a pretty, albeit small, attraction. Basically a beautiful man-made pool area with waterfall and inviting landscaping, a short nature walk, horseback riding and an open lunch area and bar. A very small gift shop (more like a shed) is barely worth mentioning. The lunch was sub-par for a cruise ship excursion costing nearly $100 (this included horseback riding). Very little variety, not very tasty, and did not even include one soda although the view from the café is relaxing and pretty and the servers were pleasant. The $5 locker charge was a bit high considering the high cost of the excursion to begin with. Horseback riding was fun and the guides were very helpful and eager to make sure that each participant had the full experience with spotting wildlife (a crocodile, monkeys and even termites) and pointing out indigenous plants and even picking leaves for sniffing as they identified them. There was a bit of freedom to trot for those who were more experienced riders and, for the most part, the horses were very cooperative. Would have been better if the riding time had come first or immediately after lunch so the time to enjoy the pool would have been at the end when we were hot and sweaty from riding and we would have only had to change clothes once to save time as we could have ridden back to the ship in a swimsuit cover-up and towel if necessary. Just would have allowed us time to enjoy the pool, where otherwise we felt rushed. This excursion, in my opinion, was too expensive for the time actually given to enjoy the attraction and with the disappointing lunch provided. Also, since tenders were being used at the port, it did not allow us time for any exploring/shopping in the port area. The tour start time was pushed back later than originally scheduled when the tour was purchased and booked pre-cruise and then we felt rushed when returning to the port. We learned later that we could have gotten off the ship earlier that morning with tender tickets instead of waiting on board to meet up with our excursion group in the theater, but instead that time was wasted because the ship personnel did not clearly communicate that information beforehand. All the people involved with the tour were pleasant and helpful, but that did not make up for it's lacking in other areas. I guess I just expect more for $100+ (when you include the tipping) since I know that most ship excursions are priced much higher than doing the activity independently so I expect higher quality for the extra cost. There seemed to be a good deal of local craft shopping and a pretty and inviting pier area, so was a shame to not have time for any of it besides the excursion even though we had 7-8 hours in port and the excursion was only 4.5hrs. Not something I would do again or recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice relaxing pool with lunch included.
Sail Date: September 2014
Nice relaxing pool with lunch included. You could take a nature walk and learn plants and home remedies. Bus ride was longer then they state. 45 min
Nice relaxing pool with lunch included. You could take a nature walk and learn plants and home remedies. Bus ride was longer then they state. 45 min Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful pool and great lunch!
Sail Date: February 2014
Beautiful pool and great lunch!
Beautiful pool and great lunch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line