Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize City, Belize
A private 365-acre nature reserve in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in western Belize, Lodge at Chaa Creek provides a unique rainforest experience to its guests. Maintaining an unspoiled ambiance, it pairs a sublime setting on the banks of the Macal River with a wealth of resort amenities. Palm-thatched accommodations, complete with mahogany beds and spacious sun decks, include suites and cottages, all nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty. Share your day's stories at the bar before enjoying delicious meals - affectionately referred to as "Jungle Cuisine" - at the relaxing al fresco restaurant. For attuning your body to your surroundings, Spa at Chaa Creek offers a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience, promoting harmony with exclusive treatments and panoramic views.
Lodge at Chaa Creek caters to the traveler seeking both physical and intellectual challenges, and a range of programs and activities has been designed to stimulate interest in environment, natural history and archaeology of Belize. You might join a trail ride to the ancient city of Xunantunich or mountain bike to Mayan ruins and rural villages. Interact with nature while exploring miles of well-maintained trails. Whether you are canoeing, bird watching, swimming or participating in a casual learning experience at the Butterfly Farm, you will relish the beauty of life's simple pleasures at Lodge at Chaa Creek.
Location of Lodge at Chaa Creek
Nearest Airport: BZE
Amenities for Lodge at Chaa Creek
- General Information
- 23 Guest Rooms
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Outdoor Dining
- Organic Cuisine
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Pool
- Outdoor Spa Treatments
- In-Room Amenities
- Whirlpool Bathtubs
- Private Decks
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Children's Programs
- Kids Pool
- Children's Menus
- Historic Sites
- Active & Adventure
- Culture & Arts
- Pack For A Purpose
Reviews for Lodge at Chaa Creek
Exceptional experience at this beautiful jungle oasis. Food, staff, rooms, grounds,... all excellent. Floated the river on tubes, night time creature walk, butterfly house, museum, gift shop, medicine trail, pool, spa, horseback riding, and easy day trips to so many interesting Mayan ruin sites. Highly recommend.
Ingrid M - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Highly recommend Chaa Creek! We stayed in the camp and enjoyed every minute of it. The entire staff was absolutely fantastic, friendly, and accommodating. Shout out to Docio's wife for her amazing camp meals. We've already decided we will be coming back again.
Stephanie S - Seattle, Washington
This place is beyond amazing!!! Everything about it is 5 star!! Food is superb! Lodgings beautiful! Staff is warm and friendly and so knowledgeable ! Did the ATM tour with Alexi- he was great and I highly recommend this tour if you are adventurous!! Did Xunantunich ruins with Miguel - loved him!! He made the place come alive with his stories! Amil took us on the medicinal trail and Keevlin took us on a creatures of the night hike! Would go back in a heartbeat! We stayed in one of the two treehouse suites and I felt like a queen!!! Barb c
My husband and I came to Belize for our 1st Wedding Anniversary last month. We wanted to split our time between the jungle and the beach. When doing research for our jungle trip, Chaa Creek had everything we were looking for. We love to camp, and wanted more of an outdoor experience. We chose to stay at the Camp Casitas, to get a taste of the real jungle. Upon arrival we were greeted at the front desk with a cold refreshing towel and sorrel juice, so nice and delicious. Our camp host Dacio picked us up and brought us to camp. Just looking around at the landscape, trees and flowers we were in awe. So beautiful, peaceful and well kept. The camp Casitas are rustic, no AC, no fan, no electricity, limited lighting, and the shower and toilets are close by. The cabins are screened in and have locks from the inside on the the doors. Clean and comfortable, but minimal. Your basically camping in a covered screened in area with a bed-it was perfect for us. We love camping and that's why chose to stay there. I was super paranoid about mosquitoes, with the whole Zika scare, I brought numerous sprays, wipes, mosquito nets for our face at nights, a citronella candle, a Theracell mosquito repeller-I wasn't messing around! I can honestly say I only got 2 bites, they were NOT a issue, apparently it's worst in the raining season. I was so thankful, I'm always the one who gets eaten alive and is miserable-hence my OCD on the repellent! (I did wear repellent everyday) The common area at the camp where dinner was served was a great spot to meet other travelers and get to know Dacio and his family. The food was AMAZING, breakfast and dinner was included. Dacio's hospitality and kindness shines and is very welcoming. He takes care of everyone, treating each guest like family. The walk to the main lodge takes about 8-10 mins along a path by the river. (Headlamps or flash light required at night time) This is a walk through the jungle, there are lots of ups and down, I would called it a intermediate hike. We saw lots of wildlife everyday on our strolls back and forth between the camp and the lodge. You have access to the pool, where we spent every evening after our excursions relaxing with delicious with 2 for 1 cocktails during "tipsy time" at the bar. They make a variety of delicious infused rums, my favorite was the Pineapple Sorrel Mojito. We did the bird watching tour and the butterfly exhibit is a must! My goal was to see at least 1 Toucan, I saw 6! We took a canoe trip to San Ignacio, it took about two hours and it was really hot.. hats, water and sunscreen a must-but it was a great way to see the area, just breathtaking. Everyone there was really nice, they all went out of their way to make sure we comfortable and everyone is very knowledgeable -especially Dacio, the bird guy Dave and the guy at the butterfly exhibit, we were like sponges taking it all in. When we go to a new spot we love immersing ourselves in the culture, especially when it comes to the food since we're both chefs. There was so much to learn and see at Chaa Creek. Dacio's wife made the best tortillas I've ever had, and they were gracious enough to take us in the their kitchen and teach us, we even stopped to get a comal on the way out of town so we can make our own. The whole experience there was above and beyond anything we could have imagined, we didn't want to leave! We look forward to going back and and staying at the Camp! (p.s. Enjoy your jungle alarm clock!!) :)
Really enjoyed the resort. There are tarantulas but on,y if you know where to look. A guide showed me and I really enjoyed interacting with them. We had no insects in our room (#19) save for a couple of ants. We did have a couple of lizards but they are really fun and entertaining. Food good staff very friendly. Only one criticism : the white wine needed to be a lot cooler. Apart from that we had a really good four days and may we'll go back.
brunneyj - Cambridge, United Kingdom