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A rare butterfly found at Mountain Equestrian Trails in Mountain Pine Ridge, just outside San Ignacio BelizeNow I know that when most people hear the word "lodge" it conjures up images of old guys in funny hats, imperfect smiles toasting to health and sipping tonic under a cranberry gin blossom or, perhaps, well worn leather couches being watched over by ancient heads of long dead moose who warm their dusty bones by a shadowy hearth. That isn't really what they are here.

The Lodges of San Ignacio Belize are some of the best places to stay in the country. They run from hostel prices to resort prices. They can be found near towns and villages, or in the middle of the jungle. These really are the best places in the country to stay.


Mountain Equestrian Trails is pretty much the essence of "jungle lodge". It's a Four-Globe certified Belize Ecotourism Jungle Lodge in Mountain Pine Ridge, where you can do anything form horseback riding tours to hiking to bird watching and river cave exploration. You'll also find butterfly gardens, waterfalls, and they do tours to Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Tikal (in Guatemala).

The cabanas at Mountain Equestrian Trails (MET) are done in a rather roomy Spanish style. They all come with private bathrooms and of course hot water. As far as eating goes, you won't find much better than the Cantina. They do three meals a day, including delicious breakfasts, gourmet lunches and home-style dinners featuring locally grown fresh fruits & vegetables. You can order both Belizean and International dishes.

A Black orchid (the national flower of Belize) at Mountain Equestrian Trails in Pine Ridge just outside San Ignacio, BelizeAll in all, if you are looking for a jungly paradise to escape to, or just a nice place, with nice people, to stay for a few nights - Mountian Equestrian Trails is the place to go.


Lower Dover Jungle Lodge is located just outside San Ignacio in the village of Unitedville and sits on the Belize River between Big and Little Barton Creeks. The sheer amount of surrounding water and greenery gives you the feeling of being being deep in the jungle. And if you get tired of the jungle, you are still close enough to come into town or head up to Mountain Pine Ridge.

Lower Dover Jungle Lodge the Aqua House - lodges in San Ignacio BelizeLower Dover itself has a well established series of trails which provide access to the Belize River, Big Barton Creek, Little Barton Creek and its numerous tufa dams and small falls. Lower Dover also has a multi-structure Maya site and a medicine trail. There is more than enough to keep one occupied for a good long time.

The newest addition to the lodge is the bunkhouse. It's a nice little dorm style house with it's own bathroom and three bunk beds. It's perfect for backpackers or if you are looking to bring down a group.

There goal is to provide a clean, safe, and economical experience to those who appreciate the preservation of Belize's plant and wild life.

Black Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest surroundings offer abundant opportunity for exploration and adventure. Whether canoeing down the pristine Macal River, horseback riding to the Flour Camp caves, or hiking up the various Canyon trails, the abundant diversity of the local flora and fauna is inspiring.

The Lodge's 13 cabins boast stunning views of Black Rock Canyon, the Macal River, and the surrounding rainforest and wildlife. The cabins are airy one-room structures built to take advantage of the fresh mountain breezes. Fully screened windows and high pitched roof lines create a bright and refreshing rainforest home for our guests. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and closet areas. Simply decorated, the cabins display artwork created by local artisans and craftspeople.

San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, Central America - (011) 501-820-4049 or (011) 501-820-3929

An oasis of tranquillity on the banks of the Mopan River, just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of vibrant San Ignacio. Relax on our riverside deck or laze in a hammock in our beautiful palappa. Our comfortable cabanas, all with private facilities, assure the perfect end to your day.

Lower Dover Jungle Lodge the Bunk House - Lodges in San Ignacio Belize Lower Dover Jungle Lodge the Red House - Lodges in San Ignaico Belize Arial view of Black Rock Lodge in just outside San Ignacio Belize. The Patio at Black Rock Lodge overlooking Black Rock Canyon just outside San Ignacio Belize.
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