Smokin Balam

Equal parts hotel, gift shop, and Internet cafe, this is a busy spot. Overlooking a river, the views are great, and the rooms are kept clean and comfortably appointed, so guests can be sure they'll enjoy a relaxed stay despite the low prices.

On top of being close to one of the widest arrays of of outdoor opportunities in the Caribbean, Smokin Balam is a nice choice for travelers who enjoy tasting different foods. One of the dinner choices you'll have is Mar’s Belizean, which isn't far away and should be considered if you're looking for Latin American fare.

Located in the heart of downtown Belize City, Smokin Balam welcomes travelers who are interested in basing their vacation in this neighborhood.


Colorfully decorated, the rooms at Smokin Balam include private bathrooms which are separated from the living space only by a curtain, and tiny balconies.

Smokin Balam has a grand total of 4 units, so it's no mystery that it is a really small property. Visitors who want to escape noisy crowds will relish the uncrowded atmosphere of this small property. With respect to overall quality, we've rated this guest house a 2 star rating.

Below, you can see a listing of in-room amenities offered by Smokin Balam.

  • Private Bath
  • Shower
  • Temperature Control
  • Balcony
  • Toilet

Call ahead if you require a specific amenity, since they vary per room.

Activities and Amenities

Guest enjoy a river view on the small deck and a bird's eye view of different local birds that are attracted to the river. Especially the pelicans and local duck feeding on the fishes. There is book exchange and a wide range of guide books.

For this location's general amenities, check the following list:

  • Gift Shop
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, don't hesitate to call with questions since these details tend to change. To find out more information about the kinds of recreation and activities that Smokin Balam has to offer, click here.


The downstairs cafe offers local breakfast and an a la carte lunch menu.

Besides on-location dining, vacationers hoping for extra culinary diversity should also look into some of the area's other nearby dining selections. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It can be helpful to check out the nearby restaurant options, though Smokin Balam does have some tempting choices of their own. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

The services available at Smokin Balam, including the one named below, can help you stay prepared during your time in Belize.

  • Breakfast


You will find lots of attractions close to Smokin Balam. Some of the closest are Swing Bridge, Maritime Museum, and Supreme Court Building. If you plan to do a little lounging in the sand, like many tourists who visit this area, your itinerary will surely include ample time at the beach. Fortunately, Cucumber Beach is easily found by taxi from the guest house.

One closeby area of interest from the guest house is Belize City. To get even more out of your stay, take a side trip to a noteable nearby town and see what they're all about.

If you'd like to learn more about what else is in the vicinity of Smokin Balam, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 59 North Front Street, downtown Belize City, Belize

Phone: (501) 601-4510

Secondary Phone: (501) 628-2003



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