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Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge at top 1% in Trip Advisor

San Ignacio, Belize
  • Lodge
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Lodge, 6 Cabins all detached, and private, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 20 in total)

In the Heartland of the Mayan Rain Forest. A jungle adventure without sacrificing comfort! We offer 6 well appointed 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.

Our 6 separate cabanas are furnished with led lamps for lighting, adding to the ambiance, as well as electricity, private hot water baths, private deck with screened verandas, and screened windows.The rates are based on double occupancy and is per cabin per night. Our cabins are designed to fit two to four persons comfortably and are perfect for family reunions, honeymoons, friends getaways and yoga retreats.

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

The lodge is built in typical Mayan style architecture,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.

Beautiful prime central location for touring many sites of particular interest and natural beauty. You will not be disappointed should you choose this unique, boutique style lodge! We are geared toward the more independent travelers, but are more than happy to provide or assist with tours such as 8 miles canoe ride from the lodge to San Ignacio, the magnificent ATM cave, Green Hill Butterfly farm, Caracol, ziplining,and is also the ideal spot for all the active Ornithologists out there. The food is outstanding and we offer fresh juices and fruits from local orchards and farms and delicious home made ice creams.

Please note that we do not rent to separate parties at the same time.

Keywords: Cabana Cabin, Jungle Lodge, Jungle Resort,


Leticia Martinez

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 18, 2018
About Leticia Martinez

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.

Leticia Martinez purchased this Lodge in 1993

Why Leticia Martinez chose Cayo

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

What makes this Lodge unique

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, you will totally renew yourself, relax, rejuvenate, renew here at beautiful Macaw Bank, in Belize. Restaurant, bar, and gift shop on premises. Free WI-FI iin common area.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Toucan Cabana
        1 queen
      • Jaguar Cabana
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, It contains one set of bunk beds
      • Orchid Cabana
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, It contains one set of bunk beds
      • Cotton Tree Cabana
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, It contains one set of bunk beds
      • Butterfly Cabana
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Macaw Cabana
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Each Cabanas has a full size bed and some may have a set of bunk beds and others such as a roll out bed and youth bed.


      • 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Cotton Tree Cabana
        toilet, outdoor shower, The Cotton Tree has an open air private outdoor shower
      • Toucan Cabana
        toilet, shower
      • Butterfly Cabana
        toilet, shower
      • Jaguar Cabana
        toilet, shower
      • Orchid Cabana
        toilet, shower
      • Macaw Cabana
        toilet, shower
      • The Maya Restaurant Bathroom
        toilet, outdoor bathroom for restaurant and bar
      • Each bathroom has its own hot and cold bath, toiletries are supplied, daily housekeeping.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Sandy river front beach
        • Beachfront
          Property situated on the pristine Macal River, with sandy beach, swimming , canoeing, tubing, and kayaks.
        • Mountain View
          Located in the Macal River Valley with spectacular panoramic views of the Maya Mountains
        • Resort
          % miles of well groomed nature trails, volleyball, river tubing, lending library, board games, darts, restaurant, bar, gift shop.
        • Rural
          Located in the foothills of the lush Maya Mountains, and in the fertile Macal River Valley.
        • Village
          Located between the culturally rich Maya villages of Cristo Rey, and San Antonio
        • Water View
          Property is on the Macal River
        • Waterfront
          Cabanas have direct access to beautiful Macal River, sandy beach, swimming, tubing, fishing, canoeing from our property to downtown San Ignacio.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry service available
                    • Internet
                      Can be spotty at times depending on weather. We use satellite service.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens will be changed as needed.
                    • Parking
                      Free on site parking
                    • Heating
                      Not necessary, we provide extra blankets if needed.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Free parking
                    • Telephone
                      Emergency phone in the office.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels will be changed as needed
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry service available
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wifi is free , but need to ask for the modem to be turned on, use during daylight hours.


                        • Catering Available
                          Reservations for meals required
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          In restaurant kitchen
                        • Kitchen
                          Restaurant on premises
                        • Oven
                          In restaurant kitchen
                        • Refrigerator
                          In restaurant kitchen and bar
                        • Stove
                          In restaursnt kitchen
                        • Toaster
                          In restaurant kitchen


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Serving farm to table fresh, high quality locally produced mostly organic meats, vegetables, and fruit.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 24 people


                                • Books
                                  lending library
                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                  Board games, cards, darts, volleyball etc.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  For internet service we use satellite
                                • Stereo


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Each cabins have there own private deck with screened verandas.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaks on property , canoes available
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      park like well groomed property with miles of well maintained trails
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      River tubing and swimming from our sandy beach.


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Level proeprty, few steps.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • 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, bar gift shop, gardens in the jungle with a park like setting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                  17 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Just ok

                                                                  CHERYL k.

                                                                  The road is rough to get there. It was for the most part ok. No air conditioner. It was very humid and hot while we were there. Lots of jungle noise at night. Bugs. Dogs barked all night. Meals were good.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Our ecolodge situated in the real jungle. We surely have a lot of wildlife and it may be noisy sometimes. Animals have their trails through our property going to the river at night. We have a lot of birds that wake up in the morning and may be noisy too. A lot of birds lovers come to our place. Our cabanas have nettings to prevent bugs from coming in.

                                                                  The resort is eco-friendly and is completely off grid and is run on solar panels which can't support air conditioners, however, no other jungle lodge of this type has it. April and May are the hottest time in Belize. From June the weather starts to cool down and is quite pleasant especially at night.

                                                                  Lovely Remote Lodge

                                                                  Jeanette L.Quakertown, PA

                                                                  After driving a 4 wheel drive Nisson on hard-packed and sometimes washed out roads , we were awestruck as we arrived to the clearing of the Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge. After being greeted by Al who gave us the intro to the Lodge, we (two couples) found our cabana and unpacked before heading back to the main dining area for an excellent prepared dinner. The cabanas and dining area were roofed with thatching and the floors were patterned with broken tiles. Later that evening we had a nice chat with Al and Ron and learned all the ins and outs of what to do in the area. Ron fixed us up with a wonderful guide for Barton Creek Cave and other local areas of interest. Great lodging, great food!

                                                                  Loved it...

                                                                  Denise S.

                                                                  Excellent experience, love the food, Ron and Al treated us like family and not just guests, the staff was very friendly and helpful, we will be back next year... Much love to you Ron.

                                                                  Beyond what we expected!

                                                                  Courtney B.

                                                                  Our family of 5 wanted an authentic Jungle Experience while in Belize & The Exotic Jungle Lodge was just that & SO MUCH MORE! We booked 10 days at the lodge & I have to tell you after a long day of traveling & finally arriving at the Jungle Lodge we wondered if we had lost our minds & could really stay for the full 10 days. I can tell you after a great nights rest, despite no a/c, with fans blowing & night temperatures lower our cabana was a comfortable temperature & we slept well. We decided to give it a shot.

                                                                  The grounds & atmosphere were amazing & very well kept. Each cabana was neatly tucked in it's own private area with well groomed, natural foliage all around. The walking paths were great & made getting around so easy. Ron & his staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable & had an amazing experience. We ate breakfast & dinner at the Lodge. WOW! The food was amazing & freshly prepared. We never ate anything twice the full 10 days we were there! Ron & his staff did a great job providing us delicious meals that combined local foods with things we were also familiar with too! My kids are picky eaters & they were great at altering things to make sure everyone loved their food! They didn't just make a simple little meal. For breakfast they made fresh fruit juice along with a plate of local fruits. For dinner every meal started off with an appetizer & ended with a dessert.

                                                                  Ron was so great at telling us everywhere to go as we toured Belize. He helped us everyday & we saw a lot of Belize while we were there. If it wasn't for Ron & his help & suggestions we would have missed some great things! All within a short driving distance (2 hours or less) we saw several Mayan ruins, Big Rock Falls, Blue Hole, cave tubing, cave kayaking, Belize Zoo, "The Showers", Rio on Pools, & the San Ignacio weekly open market. We also wanted to see the beach so we took a day trip to Placencia which was about 3 hours away. Oh & the Lodge is right on the Macaw River so everyday we would walk down the path & the kids would swim in the river to cool off before dinner. We loved coming back to the Lodge after a long day touring & sitting down & talking with Ron all about it!

                                                                  They would clean our room everyday while we were gone & replace towels & bed linens about every 2 days. Ron's customer service & friendship started before we ever got there. We look forward to going back! If you want to experience the Belize Jungle, this is the place to stay!

                                                                  Great Eco Lodge

                                                                  Sam F.

                                                                  Macaw was great. Ron is fantastic and runs a fantastic lodge that is on the smaller side compared to its competitors in the area. Ron provided a comfortable room with hot water and a nice bathroom for me and three friends. The room had fans, but no AC unfortunately. The atmosphere was very comfortable and laid back. Macaw has a beautiful property, a great little bar area, and unbelievable staff. Rueben provided excellent service the entire trip and made our trip even better. You are sure to enjoy this lodge if you are looking for a smaller, more laid-back feel.

                                                                  Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

                                                                  Willis B.

                                                                  Perfect spot to explore Mayan ruins, butterfly farm, birds and jungle experience. Hosts provide superb meals and drinks in their delightful outdoor dining room.

                                                                  Pleasantly small with uptown amenities, flowers and hummingbirds everywhere.

                                                                  Can't go wrong with this lovely spot.


                                                                  San Ignacio, Belize

                                                                  canoeing from property to downtown San Ignacio, tubing on river, volley ball, badminton, guided bird watching, night animal watch, guided medicine trail hiking , gardens, close proximity to many Mayan sites, nature trails, caves, butterfly farm, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and many other activities.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Children under 12 years staying in the same unit stay for free. The rates are based on double occupancy per cabin per night plus 9%hotel tax and $15 USD for extra persons in rooms.We also offer multiple rental discounts if 3 or more cabins are booked together.

                                                                  17 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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