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Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

On the Macal River in the jungle, San Ignacio, Belize
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had an amazing stay at the Macaw Bank. Ron and Al are so welcoming and fun, and Jason is such a sweetheart with an amazing knowledge of the local wildlife. It was a really unique experience sleeping in a jungle cabin listening to the sounds of nature. The jungle truly comes alive at night. The gravity... More 

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We so enjoyed chatting with Ron and Al, that it was hard to tear ourselves away after breakfast to go see the local sights. Our cottage was cute and comfy, the grounds were very pretty, and the staff was ever anxious to please. The meals were huge and delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the other guests. It was... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Ron and Al are so fantastic. They and the rest of their staff are the special sauce that makes this lodge such a memorable experience. Genuine smiles, genuine conversation, AMAZING food, really comfortable beds...and an incredibly peaceful environment. The drive out to the lodge is not bad at all. I just learned the road was just re-done to the lodge... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What can I say? Ron and Al are extremely hospitable hosts. Being in the jungle of Belize for the first time was made all the better by having such warm and welcoming folks to chat, dine and be with. My wife and I had such an amazing time at the Lodge and will most definitely be back to visit Ron... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My sisters and I (50 and up) do an annual trip and look for out-of-the-way places to stay and things to do. Macaw banks was a good mix of rustic with a few nice amenities, such as hot water and excellent food prepared by Ron, Al and their Mayan staff. It was definitely rustic, so if you're looking for a... More 

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macawbank, Owner at Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to review us. We take our reviews very seriously, and do whatever we possibly can do to rectify guests complaints. We greatly appreciate all of the positive statements you have written, but I feel compelled to reply, as I believe there may have been some subtle misunderstandings. You are the first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The landscaping around the lodge was incredibly beautiful, the cabanas were tucked away in the real jungle which was lovely but remember your headlamps- it is completely black at night! Accessing some of the local sights can be a bit challenging, but nothing a good 4 by 4 & adventurous spirit can't overcome. The local tour guides are a wealth... More 

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macawbank, Owner at Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all of your positive comments, and we are happy to know that you enjoyed spending your family holiday with us in the jungle. We have finally gotten the equipment up here to fix the road properly ! There are only so many graders, and heavy equipment available to do road repairs in the mostly unpaved... More 

Heathfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We first visited Macaw Bank 4 years ago on our first trip to Belize. When we decided to return this was the only place we stayed that we all wanted to return to, and it did not disappoint. The warm welcome from Ron and Al was just the same, like returning to stay with family. The food is exceptional and... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not a false note in this lovely jungle hideaway tucked down a very rough road about 8 miles from San Ignacio. We were four adults and three teens in two of the rustic but oh-so-charming and colourful cabins. The grounds are lovely, beautifully landscaped though one never forgets this is jungle. Ron and Al are genuinely caring hosts and their... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ron and Al have struck the right balance between comfort/luxury and authentic/natural. They have beautifully landscaped the areas immediately surrounding the lodges and dining room but thankfully they have left the rest to nature! The rooms are clean and comfortable and the showers are hot. The meals are excellent and Rubin makes a great caipirinha! Beyond the minimal, beautifully constructed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Myself and my wife stayed in the Jungle Lodge as part of our honeymoon for 3 nights. It was an incredible part of our trip to Central America. Ron and Al were amazing hosts. We were made extra welcome as they assured us we were their first ever 'Irish' visitors! Both excellent cooks and very welcoming and knowledgable. It was... More 

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Address: On the Macal River in the jungle, San Ignacio, Belize
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Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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Macaw Bank Jungle Hotel San Ignacio
Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge Belize/San Ignacio

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