Tio Pil's
Place

Established in 1970

Formerly known as Lily's, Tio Pil's Place is now under the management of Felipe Jr, and promises to give you the original warm, friendly and relaxed island experience we are known for.
Enjoy a cool drink on the verandah after a day in the tropical sun. Let Felipe Jr and his friendly and knowledgeable staff help you plan and book your diving, snorkeling or fishing needs.


The shopping, restaurants and night spots of San Pedro are just a short walk away when you stay at Tio Pil's Place. All in all Tio Pil's combines comfort, convenience and personal service with some of the most competitive beachfront room rates on Ambergris Caye, and the view from our verandah is priceless! Come visit us at Tio Pil's for warm, genuine Belizean hospitality and a unique Caribbean experience! See you soon!

Check our prices and e-mail us to make your reservation at Tio Pil's Place. We promise you won't regret it!!

Rates
16 November thru April
Single
Beachfront
$65 US
Single
Seaside
$55 US
Double
Beachfront
$75 US
Double
Seaside
$65 US
May to 15 November
Single
Beachfront
$55 US
Single
Seaside
$45 US
Double
Beachfront
$65 US
Double
Seaside
$55 US


Special Slow Season Package

Stay six nights with us and get an extra night for free!! Call our toll free number and get a great all inclusive package with unbelievable airfare from any gateway city in the USA. Offer good for party of two or more.

Toll Free number: 1-800-345-9786, request Tio Pil's Place's packages
Toll Free number: 1-800-345-9786, request Tio Pil's Place's packages

We accept major credit cards, and require a one night deposit to confirm. No refunds if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.

Tio Pil's Place's Choice of Adventures

The Reef
Our reef is the most spectacular part of being on this island paradise. The crystal clear and warm tropical waters of Belize have nourished the growth of 175 miles of living coral gardens making this the longest living reef in the northern hemisphere. To explore the wonders of our reef, we offer fishing, diving and snorkeling packages with Amigos del Mar Dive Shop, conveniently located on the pier just in front of our hotel.

Our Mundo Maya/Rainforest River Trips

Tour Belize's world reknown Tropical Rainforest and the spectacular ruins of the cities of the Ancient Maya of Central America.

ALTUN HA RIVER TRIP
This jungle river trip to the Maya ruins at Altun Ha is packed with excitement as stops are made for sightings of birds, wild crocodiles, rare tropical orchids and other rainforest sights and sounds. Have lunch at a jungle lodge and then board a van for the ride to the ruins where an experienced guide gives you a peek into the life of the mystical Maya who once ruled a vast empire including Belize and which is known today as the Mundo Maya. Lunch included.
$75 US per person.

BELIZE RIVER WILDLIFE TOUR to BABOON SANCTUARY
View the wildlife of the river deep in the heart of the tropical rainforest. Smile at monkeys, iguanas, birds and crocs as you get up close and personal with them on this river adventure. Watch the great howler monkey troops cavorting along the canopy as they enjoy the freedom of the sanctuary named after them. Lunch included.
$75 US per person.

LAMANAI RUINS AND NEW RIVER EXCURSION
Travel an old Maya trading route from the coast up an exceptionally clear river into the New River lagoon and to the ruins of Lamanai. This impressive ancient Maya city was closely linked to the Maya settlements of Ambergris Caye. Lamanai offers a view of the grandeur of ancient temples and elaborately carved stone monuments which record the conquests of the many rulers of this once bustling empire. An unforgettable trip!
$125 US per person

Here's a little writing on a day at Tio Pil's Place!
Let's Go Bonefishing

Bonnie and Clive are on their third day at Ambergris Caye and are strolling downtown along the beach enjoying the coolness of the coral sand oozing through their toes. As they stop at Estels by the Sea, they enjoy a succulent fish dish with a few drinks of Caribbean Rum. After dinner, Estela asks what they have done so far during their stay at Lilies Hotel. "Oh, we have enjoyed Tio Pil's and Lilys fine cuisine and we have also enjoyed a day at the marine reserve of Hol Chan," remarks Clive. "And I have had my good dose of sun tan," interjects Bonnie with a smile. Estela asks if they had done any fishing and they say they are planning to go to the Turneffe Islands and do some fishing there. Once Estela learns that they are fishing enthusiasts, she recommends that the do some bonefishing.

Delighted of the prospects of bonefishing, the enthused couple calls on Wilber Marin who has 20 years experience in guiding and who is recommended as one of San Pedro's best fly line tour guides. At 7 a.m. Wilber picks them up at the Tio Pil's Place's pier and they are off to the flats in the San Pedro lagoon. It's a smooth ride and Clive takes several photos of Wilber's smooth ride along the river of skiffs moving to and fro, mangroves, and frigate birds feeding behind the boat of an early fisherman already returning home with his catch.

Soon they are at the flats and Wilber steps on the bow of the skiff, takes his pole and starts leading the skiff, stern ahead. He gives Bonnie and Clive some instructions in casting the fly line and how to spot the school of bonefish. Bonnie is now standing on one of the benches in the skiff scanning the surroundings 25 feet away. Soon she sees the ripples of a feeding school of fish and Wilber smiles as she shouts out, "There they are! Both fishermen cast in their direction and pull In just as Wilber has shown and demonstrated. At the fourth cast, Clive jerks his rod and the fight is on. Man against bonefish with a 4-pound test line. Several times the fish is only 10 feet away from being pulled out and in, and several times it jerks away reeling out as much as 200 feet of line. Boy, does that add to some excitement of the day. After a 15-minute struggle, Bonnie has already snapped a full role of 36 exposures and 5 minutes later, the 8-pound fish is onboard. Clive is tired, but ecstatic. They take several photographs of their catch and then release it back Into the sea. Now experts in the art, Clive repeats his feat 4 times and she does it three. Wilber is extremely hospitable and happy that his guests are content, so he shows them the fishing grounds where their luck was even better.

After 5 hours of fun, excitement and a fight with the bonefish, their guide lands them back at the pier where they can't stop remarking about their skills, the good fishing and great experience that bonefishing is. This is another of their fine stories they must boast about to family and friends in Canada.
Text Courtesy Ambergris Today



Tio Pil's Place

San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye
Belize

Phones: 501-206-2059
501-226-2650
501-623-8459
Fax: 501-226-2623
E-Mail at - lilies@btl.net.

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