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Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

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Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

Looking for a little help if you could. My girlfriend and I will be traveling next year (yeah, I like to plan ahead) and we are trying to decide between Honduras, Belize, and Argentina. We'd love to find a nice eco/jungle lodge and was wondering what lodge(s) you all recommend. We'd love to see a bunch of wildlife.

To give you an idea of what we like, we stayed for a week in Costa Rica at Bosque del Cabo. That place was AMAZING!!! Set in a pristine rainforest, no other place around, TONS of wildlife.

Thanks in advance,


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1. Re: Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

Chan Chich is the most remote and comfortable lodge where you could see the most wildlife.

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2. Re: Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

We stayed at Chaa Creek to be close to ruins and tours and loved it, but I agree if wildlife is your main focus, I'd go with Chan Chich.

We've stayed at BdC, and Chan Chich is on our to do list. Did you see that a puma was just photographed on the front steps of the Manglillo cabin at BdC?

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3. Re: Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

Google 'san ignacio jungle lodge' and you'll get a great range of lodges. DuPlooy's is great, and has the Belize Botanic Gardens on site! Chaa Creek is the best, hands down.

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4. Re: Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

I guess it depends what you mean by "eco". It seems like this term is used for anything from a luxurious lodge near the jungle with swimming pools, cut grass, motorized gardening equipment, usage of chemical cleaners etc. to a lodge in the jungle that tries to have a small footprint and not much impact on its surroundings. I don't think luxurious lodges can truly be "eco".

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5. Re: Best eco/jungle lodge in Belize...

Genuine eco lodge - Hickatee Cottages.

Wild luxury - Machaca Hill - outstanding birdwatching.

DuPlooys for botanic garden and fantastic solar syste,

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