Poustinia Land Art Park
This is a reclaimed cattle ranch, now devoted to the nurturing of art and nature, where foreign and Belizean artists can stay and contribute to the ongoing project, and visitors can come take a look and soak it all in.
The lush grounds are part of a 270-acre second-growth forest. Visiting the unique Poustinia Land Art Park (www.poustiniaonline.org, US$10 entrence) is by appointment only and can be arranged at the Benque Viejo House of Culture (tel. 501/-823-2697).
Adjacent to the park is El Dorado Cabins (contact Luis Alberto and Deborah Ruiz in Caracol Archaeological Site, tel. 501/822-3532, US$40). The two wooden cabins are each equipped with a kitchenette, a private bathroom with running water, a small dining area, and a deck; limited electricity is available. If you are an artist, ask Luis how you may be able to contribute.
© Joshua Berman and Avalon Travel from Moon Belize, 9th Edition