I was one of 24 that came to the field station for an Eco-tour. It was so peaceful even with the rain that didn't want to let up but that was part of the experience at this time of year. Hummingbirds, exotic birds, animals and a crocodile named Lisa. They have bunks for the adventurous and bungalows for those less adventurous. I stayed in the bunks with some of our group and had a beautiful view up on the hill of the compound. Since this is a field station I was expecting primitive accommodations. Bunk rooms were very clean and comfortable with a screen room attached and a hammock to laze the evening listening to the birds and night sounds. Even the walk to the johns was a pleasant experience and on the same level as the bunk house. Have your flashlight in hand at night to witnessed beautiful moths and geckos. Everything is lit well too with occasional outages...solar sometimes can be dicey but cool! The compost toilets, shower area and sinks were modern, clean and most of all showers after a day of hiking. I didn't know what to expect but with being on an eco-tour I felt I was rewarded with a eco experience to remember. Lets just say this was much better than some of the girl scout camps I went to years ago. Melvis was an amazing leader with his detailed description of the area ruins and wildlife which being a part of his heritage made it that much more exciting. The ladies in the kitchen made our meals pleasant and delicious and would describe some of the new veggies that we at home may not be familiar with. I for one will remember this place for years to come and hope to go back again.
- 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