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In the Heartland of the Mayan Jungle - Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

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,

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Leticia Martinez
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

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 San Ignacio

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.


San Ignacio Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • 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


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In the Heartland of the Mayan Jungle - Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Just ok

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Lovely Remote Lodge

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond what we expected!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Eco Lodge

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The most exciting, and popular site. "
Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Phillip Goldson International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
to Xunantunich Mayan site
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Western Highway/ Cristo Rey Road
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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