Welcome to Chaa Creek, a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981. Wildly civilized sums up the philosophy of our award winning Belizean Luxury Eco lodge, located in the heart of Maya civilization. Since Chaa Creek’s inception in 1981, owners Mick and Lucy Fleming strove to coexist with nature while creating a true jungle experience and the result is an exquisite blend of natural beauty and man-made comforts. We are proud that Chaa Creek continues to win recognition as one of the Caribbean region’s best examples of sustainable, Green tourism.
Chaa Creek has provided unique adventure travel experiences for thousands of visitors looking for an in-depth yet civilized Belizean vacation, with a focus on Belize’s ecology and natural history as well as a vibrant, varied culture that includes the rich Maya civilisation.
For anyone looking for expeditions that are physically and intellectually stimulating, as well as affordable all inclusive family vacations, Belizean wedding, honeymoon or Maya adventures, or visitors who just wish to relax in comfort while experiencing one of the world’s most vibrant rainforest environments will enjoy staying at Chaa Creek.
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|Belize International Airport||2 hours|
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|Belize International Airport||30 minutes|
|San Pedro airstrip||1 hour 5 minutes|
Treetop Suites are perched high atop the meandering Macal River, and contain all amenities including a private Jacuzzi on the veranda perfect for stargazing and ultimate relaxation.
The Macal Cottage is nestled amidst tropical gardens and the spacious accommodation with its king-sized bed, oversized day bed and leisure furniture also includes two private terraces for relaxing in hammocks or enjoying the outdoor Jacuzzi al fresco.
The Spa Villa features a master bedroom with en suite bathroom plus an additional 2 bedrooms and a full sized bathroom. The air-conditioned villa contains a full kitchen and professional massage treatments are also offered in the comfort and privacy of the villa.
The Orchid Villa was designed with families in mind, but it has become equally popular with friends and individuals wishing more space in a private garden setting. The large villa easily accommodates two couples with two separate queen sized sleeping areas, a full bathroom, winding staircase and an upstairs loft with two single beds and its own private bathroom. A fully screened sitting room looks out on lush tropical gardens and our orchard overlooking the Macal River Valley.
The Complete Garden Jacuzzi Suite is for those guests looking for that extra bit of jungle luxury. The suite features a four-poster mahogany bed, fine linens, Guatemalan antique armoire and other carefully selected furnishings, a spacious bath with Jacuzzi and a private screened veranda with jungle garden.
Just the very word Safari evokes adventure and romance, and while things have changed since the early days of big game hunters, with images of Ernest Hemingway traipsing around the African bush, there’s still something about the notion of setting off to explore the wilderness in a rugged four wheel drive vehicle with a local guide that captivates the imagination. And for us, the beauty of Chaa Creek’s Rainforest Safari is the convenience and affordability of this rather awesome motorised trek into Belizean landscapes not often visited by the casual traveller. This is a jungle experience not to be missed, with an RTV carrying guests along rainforest trails to a cohune ridge and through broadleaf forests that support a wide variety of wild and bird life. And you’ll definitely want to pack a camera and binoculars, as Chaa Creek’s guides have an uncanny knack for spotting things most people would miss.
Chaa Creek maintains a stable of well-groomed riding horses that are suited for all levels of riding experience. Our guided rides traverse the trails of the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve through sub-tropical broadleaf forest past ancient Maya sites. As you ride along, your naturalist guide will highlight the various unique plant and wildlife species native to the reserve. Optional rides to the Maya Organic Farm may also be arranged. Horseback riding tours are now offered twice a day; the first at 9:00am and the other at 1:30pm. Whether you're just out for an afternoon hike or planning a more extensive exploration, our licensed naturalist guides are always ready to make your experience both intellectually and physically challenging.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is located in the Cayo District, west of San Ignacio Town.