La Milpa is a peaceful haven for wildlife lovers. I spent about five days here and another five at Hill Bank, the other eco-tourism site within the reserve. I couldn't believe how much wildlife we saw; spider monkeys, a herd of white-lipped peccaries, a grey fox, a paca (or royal rat), and over a 100 species of bird...a highlight for me was spotting a pair of Jabiru - the tallest flying bird in Latin America. While we were there the staff even saw a jaguar on their way home - amazing! The naturalist guides were lovely and had great wildlife knowledge - they were superb at bird spotting. The eco-lodges are comfy and the food was brilliant. This is the perfect place for anyone who loves nature and wants to support conservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center on the Rio Bravo is located only three miles from the third largest archaeological site in Belize, the La Milpa Mayan Site. Guests can experience firsthand the rich history of the Maya Civilization.For accommodations, guests can choose between charming private thatched-roof cabanas with private baths with hot/cold water. La Milpa has four cabanas with 8 units that can sleep 16 persons. Or a comfortable and tastefully decorated dormitory featuring state-of-the-art ‘green’ technology that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system which sleeps 30. Dining facilities, gift shop and internet wi-fi access available on site. Hiking nature trails, jungle trekking, biking and birding are the order of the day at La Milpa. Avid birders can compile a list of more than 150 species during a three day trip to our La Milpa venue. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco Adventure! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Milpa Field Station Hotel Orange Walk
- La Milpa Field Station Belize/Orange Walk