The Lodge at Chaa Creek Adventure Centre, Rainforest Reserve and Spa, has pioneered natural history travel to Belize since 1981. As a private 340-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the lodge has provided a unique rainforest experience for thousands of people while maintaining an unspoiled ambience. The jungle lodge is comprised of 18 comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms, two garden suites, two treetop suites, and an orchard villa, nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility. Guests can interact with nature by exploring the river and miles of well-maintained trails, Mayan temple sites, and through activities such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking and bird watching. Wildlife abounds, and some 250 species of birds have been sighted within the reserve. After an active day on the reserve guests can enjoy a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience at the lodges spa.
The lodge’s cuisine features a mixture of Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean dishes served under an enormous umbrella of thatch in the large, airy restaurant with its own temperature controlled wine cellar. The dining room, bar and cottages are all constructed from local hardwoods and thatched with bay leaf palm.
A range of activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, bird-watching, guided nature walks and river trips are available, and the Reserve’s Natural History Centre and Butterfly Farm are within easy walking distance of the cottages. For relaxation after an active day, guests can visit the Spa at Chaa Creek and select from a wide range of exotic treatments.