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La Milpa Field Station

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Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Orange Walk 00000, Belize
La Milpa Field Station
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Milpa as part of a bird photography trip. Loved the thatched roofed rooms. They were basic, but clean and comfortable. The birds and monkeys were plentiful, the walk to the Mayan ruins was enjoyable. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked Melvis to take us on a night walk to see what critters... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four night at La Milpa and enjoyed every minute. The facilities are very comfortable, well-maintained, and very clean. It is so peaceful there you can hear all the birds chirp and the howler monkey roaring in the distance. The food is plentiful and nicely prepared. The breakfast fruit displays are truly something to admire - a different one... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We rented a car and drove to La Milpa. The road was better than expected, lots of unpaved sections after Orange walk but well graded. The lodge facilities were very nice, clean and comfortable. The food was good, huge portions. We loved the guide, Melvis, he is a good bird watcher and nice person all around.

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Belize District, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice educational location to take the kids. Not a luxury spot but the environment is awesome. Great value and delicious home cooked food, Eco friendly and low budget. The kids went on a class trip and everyone had fun. The guides are trained and knowledgeable and enhanced the experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were amazingly kind and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It takes some time to travel out and reach the field station, but I can assure you that it is worth it! Once you get to the field station, you are immediately at peace in your surroundings. It is quiet, the only sounds are of nature coming through. The beds are very comfortable, the food AMAZING, and the nature activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a wonderful place that gives you a true feel of Belize! Rooms are great, staff was awesome, and excellent food! The tours, wildlife, and surroundings make for a wonderful and memorable stay! Don't miss the red eyed tree frog!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When my wife and I travel, we’re willing to sacrifice niceties to stay at places that are remote and offer great wildlife sighting opportunities. The La Milpa Field Station of the Rio Bravo Preserve is about as remote as you can get in a country the size of Belize, and from what we had read before our stay, we expected... More 

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Montreal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were so glad to have visited La Milpa Field Station. I planned about 8 months in advance by email, which went smoothly. I travelled with my husband and 2 kids. We returned the rental car we'd had at the airport and were met by Melvis, who arrived 20 minutes early and found me by the rental kiosk. I think... More 

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Overland Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been to La Milpa several times (5+) and have always had a wonderful time and seen much wildlife. Vladimir and the staff have always been very accommodating. We have yet to go to Hill Bank but next we will add that to our trip. We enjoy La Milpa because it is not touristy (next nearest lodge is probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I visited La Milpa in January. If one arrives with the proper expectations, this is a marvelous experience. Yes you do need a sturdy 4-wheel drive TRUCK with good clearance to get here on a long, rutted dirt road. Luckily the rental car company insisted on this when we told them where we were going. Getting there... More 

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