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The horse stables from afar

Horse back riding at a high speeds through a jungle is quite a rush.  Banana Bank, lets one ride their horses hard, which made this outing memorable.

One of our guides

The Jungle is quite thick but this outfit took enough time to carve nice riding trails through it.  Their horses were well broken and loved being ridden.  Banana Bank is outfitted with 60 head of horse, mixed breads, predominately quarter horses.  The stables are 35 X 60 with classic clerestory roof design, 24 stalls, 12 on each side of a central 10’ tiled corridor.  The equipment are Western saddles with accessories to make the riding experience safe and comfortable.  The Arena is a beautiful two rail 200’ X 100’ enclosure to safely put the horses through their different growth paces.  The Club House is the old original ranch headquarters, with a long, fascinating colonial history from the mahogany logging days.


Newly dug, Maya Ruins.   An archeology assistant from the University of New Mexico, sifts  through the top layer of a Maya ruin.

We were lucky enough to ride the horses up to where a group of college students from the University of New Mexico were digging up about a 15 acre site of Maya ruins.  The dig had about 40 buildings mapped and was just getting started.  We were lucky to see what only a few human beings had ever seen.

A Maya ruin not yet dug, as vegetation crowds its existence.

*Feature written and photographed by Phillips, January 2001, who spent time at Banana Bank.  All information regarding the equestrian stables and equipment was provided to us by the owner of Banana Bank.



If you are a horse lover, this is your place to be. Banana Bank offers a very comfortable getaway. The horses and equipment are great and the guides and staff take wonderful care of you. Riding through the Jungle is an eye opening experience with a lot to see. To get in touch with Banana Bank you can call them internationally at 011-501-81-2020 or click on their web-site:


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