We spent a month in Belize and found this place to be peaceful and extremely educational. Visitors have access to trails and birding areas that are outstanding and the services of a guide named Melvis who is highly educated in both ornithology and archeology and the Maya culture. We walked through ruins that have been left untouched (with the exception of looting in the 1930's and 1940's and some US college student research that takes place for a month or two each year now). Friendly and respectful college and high school students sometimes come on field trips on weekends, but during the week the place is so quiet except for the sounds of the diverse birds and occasionally a very distant monkey call or two. We saw 4 different kinds of trogans, spider monkeys, many different species of hawks, a fox, and dozens of other rare birds and animals and learned so much about Maya culture as well as the more modern history of Belize during our walks and during our delicious buffet style meals. If you want to learn about the wildest and most peaceful part of Belize and get great value and professional guiding for a very modest price, ths is the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- La Milpa Field Station Hotel Orange Walk
- La Milpa Field Station Hotel
- La Milpa Field Station Belize/Orange Walk
- 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