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Hill Bank Field Station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Hillbank is one of the best ecotourism establishments I've ever visited. I usually take student groups to do field studies at Hillbank and the staff never seizes to amaze. Vladimir, Marcus and Francisco always ensure we have a fantastic time. It is evident that these guys really love what they do and their love and appreciation is passed on to... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The Hill Bank Field Station was my first ever experience of ecotourism and although I was at first sceptical that you could enjoy a fun holiday with little or no environmental impact, I was proven well and truly wrong. Travelling to the station is undeniably difficult and long winded due to the poor local infrastructure, such as long, slow, dirt... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We spent three wonderful days and nights at Hill Bank. Our cabana was most comfortable, we were well fed and we learned so much about the country, the land and the efforts to save endangered trees and wildlife. Marcos was a fantastic guide for birds, plants, insects and the local history. He led us on day and night walks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Hill Bank is worth a visit if you like going back to nature. We stayed there for 2 nights and we enjoyed everything. There is no public transportation to the station so you have to go with your own truck or a ranger has to pick you up. In our case Marcos was picking us up and on the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We only were at Hill Bank for 1 night, but is's worth the d-tour. Finding our way over there was a bit of a challenge, were are tourists from Europe, but worth the trip. You really get a feel for the forest, local and wildlife. The Ranger welcomed us very friendly, diner was served in the main building. Good food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We recently spent 3 days at the charming Cabana at Hill Bank Lodge in the Rio Bravo Conservation Area. We had the good fortune of having Marcos as our guide throughout our stay. He went out of his way to guide us through several activities including birding, night time wildlife viewing, canoeing on the lagoon etc. it is an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed here in April, with our 2 sons, age 6 and 7. What a wonderful time we had at Hill Bank. Yes, the accommodation is basic, but what a place to be ! Nature at it's best. I am amazed we were the only guests at that time. Our tour guide, Marcus, was wonderful. He showed and told us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The bumpy ride is worth it every step of the way. Though the accommodation there might be rather basic for some, the property, which happens to be a protected area, is truly blessed by mother nature. You're waken up in the mornings by numerous sounds of birds. Birding in the morning is a must for those that enjoy bird-watching. The... More 

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Shokan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was our first visit to Belize and my husband and I were drawn to Programme for Belize and Hill Bank by the promise of unspoiled nature and the important conservation work that was being done there. We were not disappointed. From the moment that I emailed for information, we were treated to excellent and attentive service. Thyra answered all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We spent 2 days at Hill Bank and 2 days at La Milpa so can compare and contrast. Both are run by the Programme for Belize, which is part of why we chose to go - helping to support their research and efforts at sustainable development in their preserve of over 260,000 acres seemed a better use of our tourist... More 

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The Hill Bank Field Station is an important site of Belize’s colonial history bringing to life the architecture and artifacts of colonial land use such as quaint wooden buildings of logging camps, antique steam engines and railroad tracks. Visitor are provided with the opportunity to meet the local faces behind cutting-edge research on sustainable forestry and carbon sequestration. Guests can choose accommodations in a state of the art ‘green dorm,’ Hill Bank’s Caza Balanza which sleeps 30, and that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system. Or you can choose our charming and quaint cabana with two units that sleeps 4 with private baths. Gift shop, dining facilities and internet wi-fi services available. Explore the wilds of Hill Bank by canoeing, crocodile spotting, hiking nature trails, biking, birding and jungle trekking or simply enjoy a scenic boat ride, replete with wildlife sightings along the New River Lagoon. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco-Adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hill Bank Field Station

Address: Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Orange Walk 00000, Belize
Location: Belize > Orange Walk District > Orange Walk
Price Range: $50 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hill Bank Field Station Belize/Orange Walk
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