We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the off the grid experience (it was more luxurious than we expected). The river and views are so amazing. We were recommended to go to this place by Adrian from Orange Walk and we could not be happier with our choice. We are newly converted bird watchers!
We booked direct with the hotel and had great communication in organising pick ups and trips. We were in room 16 a steep climb down right on the river. The room was beautiful. The food was tasty good choice at breakfast and if you need an early start you can pre order and served promptly. You order dinner choice at breakfast usually 3 choices we were never disappointed. We arranged a pick up from the airport after a visit to another lodge in the NW all very smooth. We visited the Iguana conservation project on route and also stopped for lunch. We booked all day trips - ATM caves and Carrol- this meant we didn’t really make use of the resort I regretted not staying another day. The second trip was with a resort guide and thoroughly enjoyed that we all got on really well and he tempered the day to meet our needs. Daily cocktails were wonderful and very much enjoyed We loved every minute of our time here my only regret we didn’t stay another few days…
This is a great place to stay. It would win based on its location alone, above the river looking out across the valley in the middle of no where. But then there is the staff who really care, love what they do and really look after you. The guides are just the best, they have like a station in the main area and are always on hand to give advice and ideas about what trips you should do. Shout out to Rocky! You all eat at the same time, which gives you just enough time to catch up with your fellow guests and the four course meal was always excellent, really well cooked, tasty food. There is so much to do from here, you will not be disappointed.
Amazing location in the limestone hills. Lodge is located above a river surrounded by forest. This provides a paradise for bird lovers and the guides are all very attentive. The cabins are very well appointed although the river facing cabins are a long way from the lodge down many steps.
My husband and I spent a few days at Black Rock to start our Belize vacation. Everything about BRL was great - the staff were friendly, the food was delicious, and everyone was really helpful in recommending fun activities to fill our day with. We went on the Crystal Caves excursion with Jorge, and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. He was super knowledgeable about the area, very safety-first focused, and just a super nice guy. The activities on-site are another highlight - we hiked to Vaca Falls & the Summit, and both did not disappoint. You can spend a full day wandering around the area, checking out birds and the great views, or tubing on the river. Overall, it was such a great trip and we will recommend BRL to all of our friends and hopefully be back soon!