Our 5-night stay at La Milpa was the highlight of our trip to Belize. It's a birder's and naturalist's paradise, and you get as much or as little guiding as you want. I thoroughly concur with Paula R about the incalculable value of Vladimir's expertise and attention. From the time he collected us in Belize City to our departure, his knowledge, kindness, availability and congeniality were exemplary. The project of managing this unbroken tract of forest sensitively and sustainably is one we were delighted to support by being there. Thanks to Vladimir we had some incredible opportunities (like participating in a bird species count, visiting a site of the small-scale, impressively thought-out sustainable logging operation, and a night bird watch) and some incredible luck (seeing a rare tayra and even rarer crested eagle). Food was simple, ample and delicious and the lodgings spacious and comfortable. Truly marvellous.
- 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