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The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Ranked #2 of 31 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
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“Gorgeous and Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We only stayed at Chaa Creek for one night because it's really expensive, but we're so glad we got to experience it! The grounds are just breath taking, the food is amazing and there's so much to do right there! We took a canoe out on the river, checked out the butterflies, and just relaxed by the pool. Note that it's at least a $30 taxi ride or Chaa creek van ride from San Ignacio.

Room Tip: The rooms do not have A/C but it was surprisingly cool at night and the fan was fine.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Chaa Creek very much. We went there to be close to Tikal, ATM and Caracol. Chaa Creek arranged the tours. We liked the staff professionalism.
Dining was good to excellent. Most of the produce and fruit served at Chaa Creek come from their own farm.
We stayed 4 nights and four days but realized that our stay could have been longer. We recommend one week.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We spent 5 nights at Chaa Creek as the start of a two week vacation in Belize. We loved it. The staff is wonderful, from Elsie in the reservations office, to Ricky and the other excursion guides, to the on sight nature guides to the bartenders and waiters - everybody. Belize is a friendly country, and we were treated like family at Chaa Creek.

The rooms are beautiful and the setting, in the woods by the Macal River, is very pretty. We canoed on the river, and took excursions to Tikal (spectacular) and Barton Creek cave (very cool), and did a nighttime nature walk where we saw tarantulas, scorpions and other creepy night creatures. The pool is very nice and welcome in the June heat, and the food and drinks were excellent.

Room Tip: The basic rooms are excellent, and even though they don't have doors that adjoin, each pair has...
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I highly recommend the Lodge at Chaa Creek. If you are looking to experience the rain forests of Belize, visit Mayan ruins, and really enjoy some R&R "off the grid", this is the place. We were with a group of 35 people. The staff are extremely professional and did an amazing job of catering to the travel preferences of Americans.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Our entire experience at Chaa Creek was first class! Each and every person we crossed paths with was kind, helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We learned so much about Belize from our driver. We took advantage of the guided walks around the grounds as well as an amazing trip to Tikal. Listening to and watching the howler monkeys that are at the lodge was something we will never forget. The rooms were lovely, but, just understand there is no air conditioning. I am an air conditioning addict and I slept pretty well. The pool was perfect after a long day. The food and drinks were delicious and they did a great job accommodating my gluten allergy. Thank you Chaa Creek for a trip of a lifetime!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We drove to San Ignacio from Placencia. We stayed at Chaa Creek for only 3 nights of our 10 day vacation. If we could turn back time, we would have gone straight to Chaa Creek for the whole 10 days. We had a wonderful time. The staff is excellent & very professional: Denise (you are exceptional), Jesus (you are superb...thanks for the beers by the pool, nice touch, dude), Roxanne (wonderful service and the food was delicious), and every single person we interacted had a warm & welcoming smile from the moment we walked in that made us feel like we were VIP's and we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay.
Denise took care of organizing everything for our excursion to the Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala with a great guide: Luis. We had a great time there & it's definitely a bucket list item we can cross out of our list.
The entire resort is beautifully manicured with trees, bushes and flower gardens all around. There is local fauna: colorful singing birds, iguanas of all sizes (Jurassic Park came to mind)...
The pool is huge and perfect for evening swims & star gazing with the wife since the water is nice and warm. The rooms were elegant and the outside showers something I never experienced. I give them a 15 out of 10!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Macal River camp. As many have said, the camp was somewhat rustic but that was part of the appeal to us. We had no problems with the toilets, showers, and cabin. The meals prepared by Docio's (camp manager) wife were delicious! Docio made us feel welcome and taught much about Belize. We loved having access to the lodge. The pool was phenomenal and the service at the restaurant was superb. Rosanna was often our server and it was evident the pride she took in her profession and working at Chaa Creek.

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Property: The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Address: Macal River, San Ignacio, Belize
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Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lodge at Chaa Creek 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 30 years Chaa Creek has been providing a comfortable base for exciting inland adventures for thousands of visitors, from explorers, scientists, filmmakers, research groups, students and people of all ages looking for intellectual and physical stimulation in Belize's vibrant rainforest - the heartland of the Maya. We also realise that any rewarding adventure is enhanced by comfortable accommodations and excellent food. Our 23 palm thatched cottage rooms ensure a good night's sleep and delightful mornings accompanied by the sing song of a rainforest waking up, and guests can choose a Complete Garden Suite, an Orchard and Spa Villa, Macal Cottage or Tree Top Suite, all equipped with a Jacuzzi for even extra comfort. As one example, under our Chaa Creek Cares program, 10% of all accommodation revenue goes straight into environmental and social programs, and in supporting Green and community groups. We sleep better, and you will too, knowing that your stay at Chaa Creek has a positive effect on Belize and our very special pristine natural environment. Families share some of life's most cherished moments - and memories - during a Belize family vacation. And to guarantee a family vacation that everyone will enjoy, multi award winning Chaa Creek is the only Belize destination you'll need. Our affordable, all inclusive family friendly adventure holidays are absolutely stress free and bring everyone closer together through sharing a variety of amazing adventures along with quiet moments to reconnect - all in a stunning rainforest setting. Nature and romance bloom year round in the stunning beauty of Belize. Our all-inclusive romantic vacation packages allow lovers of all ages to immerse themselves in nature and each other. An exquisite rainforest filled with colourful tropical birds, canoe trips down the meandering Macal river with the misty Maya mountains in the background, unwinding together in your private Jacuzzi surrounded by a tropical garden, couples massages, candlelit dinners and sharing once-in-a-lifetime experiences create the perfect conditions for love to flower. ... more   less 
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