EXOTIC JUNGLE GET AWAY - AFFORDABLE UNIQUE JUNGLE EXPERIENCE

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Ron Castagnera

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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EXOTIC JUNGLE GET AWAY - AFFORDABLE UNIQUE JUNGLE EXPERIENCE

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Lodge, 5 Bedrooms all detached, and private, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

a jungle adventure without sacrificing comfort! We offer private comfortable cabanas and cabins with private deck or veranda. We are a self sustainable eco lodge built mainly from renewable, reclaimable resources.

Situated in the fertile Macal River Valley and set on the beautiful Macal River. We offer a 50 acre private nature reserve as well as gardens and well groomed nature trails. There is an abundance of flora and fauna affording some especially rewarding bird watching.

We have a full service restaurant on the property as well as a gift shop.

The lodge is built in typical Belizean style and is the perfect get away for someone wanting an authentic complete escape from modernity to rejuvenate themselves in a peaceful. tranquil, jungle retreat, while enjoying the adventure of a lifetime.

Our 5 separate cabanas and cabins are furnished with kerosene lamps for lighting, adding to the ambiance, as well as electricity, private hot water baths, private deck, or screened veranda, and screened windows.

Beautiful prime central location for touring many sites of particular interest and natural beauty. You will not be disappointed should you choose this unique, small, owner operated lodge !We are geared toward the more independent travelor, but are more than happy to assist with tours and directing you to sites of particular interest and natural beauty.

Keywords: Cabana Cabin

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Ron Castagnera

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An environmentalist at heart. This is a pristine environment which we envisioned and created from raw jungle. As a lover of wildlife and nature I fell in love with Belize. The low population density as well as the cultural diversity were also a big draw for me.

Ron Castagnera purchased this lodge in 1993

This riverfront environment is breathtakingly beautiful. Romantic park like private setting. Great for honeymooners, families, or friends get away. The location is perfect for exploring many interesting, historical, and locations of particular natural beauty. There is an abundance of wildlife which can be sighted regularly on the property.

Flora and fauna abound in the area. Ancient Maya temples, river activities.Close to town,market, and shopping. Peaceful and quiet. Family bonding. Communing with nature.A complete escape from the hustle and bustle of western culture. A unique , unforgettable life experience would, you will totally renew yourself Relax, rejuvenate, renew here at beautiful Macaw Bank, in Belize.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Exotic Jungle Get Away - Affordable Unique Jungle Experience
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Exotic Jungle Get Away - Affordable Unique Jungle Experience
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San Ignacio Belize
Clayton, CA, USA
5

Amazing lodge, amazing food, amazing hospitality! FIVE STARS!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I cannot express enough in this review how much we thoroughly enjoyed the Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge! From the rooms, to the food, to the beauty of the property, to the attentive service, this lodge is 5 stars all the way, without the 5 star cost.

We were a group of 9. We visited the Cayo and Placencia and wished we had stayed at MBJL longer and spent less time in Placencia. That was how great this jungle lodge is! Anyone planning on visiting Belize and not planning to visit the Cayo district and the MBJL is making a mistake.

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were totally taken care of. The owners (Ron and Al) and their wonderful staff (Henry, Reuben and Eduardo) were so accomodating, gracious and welcoming!

The rooms are clean, comfortable and attractive. They consist of handmade furniture from local wood as well as local art. The showers are made of beautiful stone. One room can accomodate 2 people, but the other 4 rooms can accomodate 3-4 people each. The rooms have electricity, lights and a fully operating bathroom/shower.

The lodge is in the Cayo district where there is so much to do! ATM cave tour,Tikal in Guatemala, the ruins of Caracol and the ruins of Xunantunich. There is river tubing, birding and other activities too.

Now, about the food! After our first dinner, we decided to eat all of our meals (breakfasts and dinners) at the lodge. The food was that good! Nothing we tasted the entire time in Belize compared with the meals that Ron, Al and his staff prepared for us. We had children in our group as well as a vegetarian and they always found a way to make a meal that accomodated everyone and was delicious! My kids ate foods i've never seen them eat before!From soups to salads to entrees to dessert, all of the food was awesome! If the restaurant was on Yelp, it would have 5 stars. I cannot stress this enough, EAT ALL YOUR MEALS AT THE LODGE!

2 things to be aware of: 1.This is an ecolodge in the jungle, so don't expect tv, blow dryers or showers with great water pressure. 2. The lodge is remotely located down 8 miles of a mostly dirt/rock road.Get an SUV, 4 wheel drive preferably, and you will have no problem.

Whether you are renting 1 cabana or a group renting all 5 so you can have the entire resort to yourself, the MBJL is one of those places that makes a vacation truly special.Truly the way a vacation should be. We want to go back to Belize just so we can return to the lodge. Thank u Ron, Al, Henry, Reuben, Eduardo
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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San Ignacio Belize
Cheyenne, Wyoming
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
This is the fourth time I've looked at my cell phone. No service! I am walking around the grounds into the jungle. I pause to watch the line of leaf cutter ants marching across the trail, each carrying their portion of leaf proudly back to their nest. A blue crowned Motmot wags its tail at me from the tree, accompanied by its croak. No wonder some locals call it a clockbird. The shadows are lengthening as the cool of the evening comes up from the river. It is noisy in the jungle at night. If it's dry, the insects chirp; if it's wet, the frogs croak. That's how I was lulled to sleep last night, after I went to my cabana with the trail sparkled with fireflies. I'll do the same tonight, after a great meal prepared by my hosts. I look at my cell phone again. No service! This is glorious! Solitude, privacy, a true respite from the world. Thank you, Ron and Al, for this peaceful place.
Helpful votes: 10/10
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San Ignacio Belize
Half Moon Bay, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
We stayed twice at this lovely resort. The grounds, as well as the resort itself, were absolutely gorgeous. We spent mornings walking barefoot along the lush grassy path, lined with Morning Glories, down to the river as the parrots and toucans passed by overhead. The afternoons were spent lazing on one of the hammocks on the property or bobbing down the river on a tube, as neon orange and green iguanas wearily watched us as they precariously balanced their large bodies on the tree branches above. Evenings were a gastronomic delight, as we were treated to everything from local Belizean fare, authentic Italian to Chesapeake Bay home cookin', courtesy of the owners, who cooked each meal from scratch. Al & Ron were wonderful, accomodating hosts who took the time to give us a tour of Belize, as well as the surrounding areas. We coudn't have asked for a better vacation!
Helpful votes: 7/7
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San Ignacio Belize
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5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
We stayed at Macaw Bank and were completely impressed. Ron & Al were wonderful hosts and cooks. Not only did we enjoy the comfortable accomadations, but we enjoyed spending time with them. The grounds are stunning! It is quite impressive to know that they carved the lodge out of raw jungle and transformed it into what it is today. We look forward to returning.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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San Ignacio Belize
Baltimore
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
Awesome! .Thats the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the time the wife and I stayed at Macaw Bank.The grounds were beautiful,and we seen all kinds of different wildlife during our stay. Al and Ron were great hosts,and gave great advice when it came to things to do in the area.They have a little resturant to,and the food was amazing.Macaw Bank
I would definitely recommend the Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge to our friends,and family.It is perfect for anyone who wants a place to get away,and relax.
Owner's Response: Thanks again ! It is refreshing to finally see the positive comments coming in. We here at Macaw Bank are pleased to know our guests have been satified and we promise to keep up the good job. Sincere thanks to all who have stayed at this unique small owner operated eco lodge.We hope to see all of you wonderful folks again in the future. Sincerely,

Ron
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Belize Zipline Rainforest Canopy Tour
Tikal National Park
Actun Tunichil Muknal
"The most exciting, and popular site. "
Caracol
Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Phillip Goldson International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
to Xunantunich Mayan site
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Western Highway
Car: recommended

volley ball, croquet, tubing on river, ping pong table, bad mitton, close proximity to many Mayan sites,nature trails, excellent bird watching,hiking, tours booked free of charge, gardens, caves, butterfly farm, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and many other activities

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Availability & Rates

San Ignacio Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
winter
Dec 16 2013 - Apr 29 2014
$155
$950
$3,200
3 nights
 
 
Low season
Apr 30 - Dec 15
$110
$700
$2,700
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$110
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

San Ignacio Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4) two sets of full size bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
If you would like a jungle adventure and be comfortable at the same time, this is the place for you ! We are geared to more independent travelers. river front property ,in valley surrounded by mountains, private secluded cabanas in exotic jungle setting,many activities within close proximity, Mayan ruins, tubing on river. bird watching,caving, butterfly farm, botanical gardens,pine ridge, nature trails, restaurant, gift shop, gardens in the jungle with a park like setting
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