We stayed 4 nights at Chan Chich, having done quite a bit of research into where to stay in Belize to see the wildlife. We arrived after an early flight in a 4- seater plane – you need to take soft bags, as cases will not fit in the plane.
The whole location is beautiful and the chalets most picturesque and very private. The chalets have wide over hangs to keep them relatively cool and you also have a ceiling fan, which I needed on high.
The chalets provide coffee and drinking water. On the verandas of the chalets they have hammocks and a day bed which was lovely. We also had a humming bird feeder, on each veranda and it was lovely to see the humming birds feed. They have humming bird feeders on the veranda of the restaurant and it was lovely to see them feeding. The main veranda also has an excellent selection of wild life books to view.
The staff and the guides could not do more for you – the guides are very knowledgeable about the bird life and have very powerful binoculars so that you can see the bird life which are very high up in the trees. We took a number of early morning walks, night walks and drives. We did see a number of birds, high up in the trees, but unfortunately no mammals. The paths around the location are quite difficult to manage, with the rocks and the tree roots, so you have to watch where you are putting your feet and some paths are quite steep. The best trip was a morning ride to Laguna Seca as it seemed you saw more wildlife outside the main trails which had a lot of undergrowth and it was better to more in the open.
The meals were very good and really too much – most main courses would have fed two people. Good wine selection and spirits at reasonable prices
The pool and whirl pool were very welcome after doing one of the trails as it was very humid and hot – plenty of towels.
All in all a lovely time, but would have like to have seen more mammals, even although we were walking 3-4 hours daily