We stayed at Belcampo for the last 3 days of a 3-week vacation in Belize. We enjoyed each place we stayed (Hopkins/Almond Beach, Cave's Branch, and Ambergris Caye/El Pescador), but Belcamp, located atop Machaca Hill, was by far the most luxurious. No detail has been overlooked -- beautiful, private rooms with the most inviting shower ever; fun, friendly and attentive staff; cooperative wildlife on the lodge's grounds; fresh fruits and veggies grown in the resort's amazing garden; the best margaritas in Belize; and best of all, DAILY LAUNDRY SERVICE. We arrived back home in Alaska with CLEAN LAUNDRY.
We stayed at Belcampo with our 8-year-old daughter, and she absolutely loved this place. The staff and guides were so friendly to her, and went out of their way to arrange activities that she loved. Although it's not a regular excursion, the staff arranged for us to go horseback riding one morning; Jose at Cottonwood was so patient & informative. And the waterfall hiking trip was amazing -- I highly recommend it. Desmond was our guide, and he was great.
Meals at the resort were a pleasure, and made even better by the fact that they are eaten outside under a wide, covered deck with fabulous 180-degree views. We used the spotting scope that stays on the deck to watch the wildfile in the huge cotton tree: howler monkeys, toucans, parakeets, and many other kinds of birds. Chan, one of the guides, knew lots about the birds we saw. Belcampo was the only place we stayed where we were able to watch the sunset over the hills. There's a great outdoor table at the lodge to do this while enjoying a Belikin or fresh-squeezed limejuice margarita.
My husband spent 2 days fishing with guide "Scully," and had nothing but great things to say about the experience. Evidently the fish were huge and fun to fight, regardless of whether the fish made it into the boat.
This is a place we would absolutely go back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agritourism-chic in Punta Gorda: a Jungle Lodge, organic farm and a 12,000-acre nature reserve. Set in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize in the town of Punta Gorda. From our dock you can embark on our tranquil cruises on the jungle reaches of the Rio Grande, or our guided snorkeling and fishing adventures on the Caribbean Sea. Nim Li Punit and many other attractions are located nearby. At the heart of Belcampo Belize is the Main Lodge with our Jungle Farm Restaurant, the Rum Bar, the Jungle Spa, lounge areas, a swimming pool, and observation decks that open to stunning vistas of the coast, the Maya Mountains and a seemingly endless pristine rainforest. Our 16 individual, spacious suites are well appointed with plush beds, screened fresh-air verandas, and spa-style bathrooms with floor to ceiling tropical rainforest views. Belcampo Belize has 16 private suites offering the best in luxury and comfort. A testament to Belize's natural beauty and craftsmanship, nearly every detail, from the woodwork to the tiles to the artwork, is sourced from local artisans. If you're relaxing on one of the canopy beds or lounging on your own private veranda, you will experience the magic of the jungle within the comfort of your room. Enjoy a drink in our Rum Room with ingredients sourced from our own Cocktail Garden. Meals (including complimentary breakfast daily) are served in our Jungle Farm restaurant. We produce on-site more than 70% of the food we serve to Lodge guests. With extensive gardens, tropical fruit trees, and livestock, our day-to-day food production is a hive of activity year round. Optional tours available are: •Snorkeling •Scuba diving •Fly fishing •Birding •Cultural tours ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belcampo Hotel Punta Gorda