We stayed there for a couple of nights in January. Having travelled to pretty much the middle of nowhere via roads that weren't that great, we were astounded by La Milpa!! Beautifully kept and the rooms were of a good standard - plenty of space and (not that common in many out-there lodges) hot water and electricity. The location is excellent for bird-lovers, especially the hummingbirds that were permanent visitors to the feeding stations. And surprisingly we even had wi-fi!!
Probably the best asset to La Milpa was Vladimir who took us on the various walks and was in effect our host for the stay. Passionate, knowledgeable and guest-focussed, he made a pleasant stay into an exceptional one.
My only criticism was the lack of other guests - this did not bother us but I very much want La Milpa to thrive as it does such valuable work. If it is to attract more tourists, a simple name-change might help - La Milpa Eco-Lodge ??!! This is, after all, what it actually IS (as well as a field station, a reserve, an archeological site and more).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center on the Rio Bravo is located only three miles from the third largest archaeological site in Belize, the La Milpa Mayan Site. Guests can experience firsthand the rich history of the Maya Civilization.For accommodations, guests can choose between charming private thatched-roof cabanas with private baths with hot/cold water. La Milpa has four cabanas with 8 units that can sleep 16 persons. Or a comfortable and tastefully decorated dormitory featuring state-of-the-art ‘green’ technology that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system which sleeps 30. Dining facilities, gift shop and internet wi-fi access available on site. Hiking nature trails, jungle trekking, biking and birding are the order of the day at La Milpa. Avid birders can compile a list of more than 150 species during a three day trip to our La Milpa venue. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco Adventure! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Milpa Field Station Hotel Orange Walk
- La Milpa Field Station Belize/Orange Walk