Belcampo Lodge Belize
What We Love
- Flash rate includes round-trip airport transfers (between the property and Punta Gorda airstrip), full daily breakfast, laundry, nightly turn-down service and daily free activities
- Warm handmade tortillas, farm-fresh eggs and boiled chaya leaves with spicy salsa make a delicious Belizean breakfast
- The activities: world class fishing and birding, kayaking on the Rio Grande and visiting the on-site sustainable cane, cacao and coffee plantation
- Floor-to-ceiling glass in the cabins’ showers means views across the jungle
What To Know
- The management of the property switched from Machaca Hill Lodge to Belcampo in 2011
- It's best to take a flight from Belize City to Punta Gorda (not included in the rate); transfers from the airstrip to the lodge are free
- Be sure to pack bug spray, and expect howler monkeys as tropical alarm clocks
Belcampo Lodge, known as Machaca Hill until 2011, offers a rare mix of isolation and indulgence in a pristine patch of southern Belize. The lodge comprises a palapa-style main house with 16 private cabins around a pool, and it crowns a small hill overlooking an expanse of rain forest and the snaking Rio Grande just below. Each cabin is spacious, with polished wood flooring and furniture, plus a kingsize canopy bed with uninterrupted views of the surrounding jungle. The Belcampo’s kitchen is committed to serving delicious locally inspired food, 70 percent of which is produced on the lodge’s own farm. The small, single-room spa also takes full advantage of this setting with a massage table beside a glass wall, and there are self-guided hikes around the property to get you even closer to nature.
In the Area
Expert local guides are on hand to help you find the catch of the day in secret fishing spots and locate the best vantage points for seeing the long, strikingly colored bill of a toucan. The Belcampo can also organize visits to culturally significant Mayan monuments or tours of the neighboring rain forest. Be sure to swim and get some sun on Belcampo’s private island, a short boat ride from the lodge. After dining at the restaurant, see where your meal came from with a tour of the lodge’s on-site cane, coffee and cacao plantation, and harvest cacao pods with the Belcampo’s farmers.
How to Get There
My wife and I spent 3 days at the Copal tree lodge resort and where blown away. The food was exceptional, the rooms where amazing and the staff went above and beyond. I would recommend this eco lodge to anyone traveling to Belize looking for adventure!
We booked through Orbitz. We had been in the Mayan villages for a few days and wanted a nice place to relax and decompress. The surroundings were beautiful. The accommodations were nice (somewhat dusty) but we were treated very differently then the other guests. We had a large meal that night in the restaurant with guests from Punta Gorda joining us. It was a very lovely experience but the check in person (female) was not helpful and ignored us as she interacted with other guests. Too bad as I am coming back in October and am hesitant to stay at your place. Third party booking is a way of life and people who use this mechanism should be treated the same as others. PERIOD. I loved the property but don't love being treated as 2nd class. We spent several hundred American dollars at your place. I also mentioned to the lady that my daughter was doing a 2 year volunteer stint in an international organization in Punta Gorda (hint hint we could be back) and she was cold and rude. My recommendations are that guests expect a very pretty setting, lovely but not spotless accommodations, but differential treatment based upon booking and how you use their other options (tours and so forth).
We LOVED our 2 week stay at Copal Tree Lodge.
We spent our days lounging at the pool, sunbathing. We loved the daily cookies they put out in the afternoons and the food overall, especially dinner, was amazing! Very original menus! The seafood was my favorite, especially the snook! And my husband and I enjoyed trying out the local vegetables such as breadfruit, cho cho, and calalloo!
Apart from the food, we got several treatments at the spa which is beautiful. The massages were some of the best we have had! I also loved a facial that I got especially because all of the products were organic and made in house! The glass walls made me feel like I was in the middle of the jungle while getting my treatments!
The staff were great! Very hospitable and friendly!
Overall a wonderful places to unwind and enjoy nature.