Described as ‘wildly civilized’, Chaa Creek is a must for any budding eco-warrior with a sense of adventure but a discerning taste for the better things in life. Offering an authentic jungle experience in the beating heart of Belize’s rainforest, Chaa Creek is a stunning lodge devoted to sustainability and green tourism, but doesn’t scrimp on luxury as a result. Set in a 365 acre private nature reserve, the 23 palm-thatched cottages combine the best of the natural world with contemporary amenities to ensure you stay in ultimate comfort. It’s the perfect place from which to explore the untouched wonders of Belize’s luscious rainforest in the shadow of the history-steeped Maya Mountains.
Set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, Chaa Creek is a short drive from San Ignacio Town and just two hours from Belize International Airport. Thanks to its location, the lodge throbs with indigenous culture with archaeological sites and temples just a stone’s throw away, while the constant birdsong and the cry of monkeys is a reminder that you’re at the epicentre of the natural world.
The individual thatched houses are beautifully designed to be in-keeping with the tropical surroundings while providing you with the perfect place in which to relax after a day exploring Belize’s dramatic landscape. Choose from treetop jacuzzi suites perched atop the Macal river with panoramic views perfect for spotting parrots and toucans, or book into the spa villa for the ultimate relaxing retreat. The beautiful garden cottages buzz with hummingbirds, but if you want to really be in the thick of it spend a couple of nights among wildlife in a Camp Casita in the depths of the rainforest.
Why We Like It
Chaa Creek is so special because it combines boutique luxury with an authentic jungle experience on the very soil of the Maya civilisation. This is the place to really go for it and explore; whether it’s a cave tour, ziplining through the trees, marvelling at Maya ruins from a helicopter or trekking through the jungle, you’ll come away feeling both refreshed and revitalised, having made your own journey through this hidden gem of Central America. As well as every activity imaginable on offer, Chaa Creek also provides ample space in which to relax, including a hilltop spa, a lofty jungle bar and one of the country’s best restaurants.