las amapolas - casitas at el cocal
Our family, “Guerrero”, is native of the island and has been in involved in the development of the island through the years. Our ancestors came to the island from Mexico during the Caste War of the Yucatan. We are of Spanish/Mayan decent known has Mestizo and speak both English and Spanish. We the islanders are known as “sampedranos”, and yes we are 100% Belizean.
Las Amapolas – Casitas at El Cocal is located at El Cocal (Coconut Grove) which we inherit from our father. The land has been in the family for over a century. It’s a beautiful piece of land with a white sandy beach and overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef the longest in the Americas.
The name Las Amaoplas was given to the Casitas after a flower tree that we had at our property in town (San Pedro) for over one hundred and fifty years and was burnt down in the fire of June 2016 that destroyed a major part of the town center. The Amapola tree holds many fond memories for the island residents of yesteryears and has become the Guerrero family emblem.
Looking for a quieter place to relax, and be free the family decided to build the Casitas where we could spend some time when we are not at work. Las Amapolas is the perfect place and we want to share it with you. It’s a little piece of paradise on Ambergirs Caye, Belize.
With a spectacular view of the world’s second largest Barrier Reef and white sand beach is Las Amapolas hidden among coconut palm trees.