I am very glad that I stayed at the Jungle River Lodge. The rooms and community area are arranged right next to the Canjegral River and the roaring of the water is the overriding sound. There are pools in the rocks next to the lodge where you can go for a dip, or you can take the 25ft plunge into the river below. Meals are served community style and were all tasty. Examples were a dinner of fried chicken, rice, beans and tortillas and a lunch of chicken soup. All are served in the open air community area where there are tables, a bar, and candlelight at night. The only electricity in the common area powered the music playing behind the bar. It was an ideal place for meeting other travelers, who were mostly young and adventurous. We rafted and tried the zip line course with the Jungle River guides, who were very friendly. Both were good experiences for us.
It's true, as other reviewers have said, that the rooms at Jungle River were not exactly clean, and there were additional inconveniences. Our room had only one light bulb (located in the bathroom), a single, torn curtain that functioned as both a bathroom door and a shower curtain, exposed wiring on the light switch, and fairly large cracks in the walls that were quite welcoming to mosquitoes. The place could be improved greatly with a little work, but that said, I suggest you pack a headlamp and extra bugspray and book a room at Jungle River Lodge anyway. It is a unique and very cool experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jungle River is a natural escape from the City and we offer diferents tours option, bar, restaurant, and rock pools.best option in La Ceiba for relaxing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jungle River Hotel La Ceiba
- Jungle River Lodge Honduras/La Ceiba