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Negroman Road, Black Rock, San Ignacio 00001 Belize
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Travelers' Choice
Black Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest location offers unmatched opportunity for adventure. Whether canoeing the Macal River, horseback riding to Flourcamp Cave, or touring nearby Tikal & Caracol, guests are inspired by the diversity of the local wildlife, including over 320 bird species sighted on the property. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in every aspect of your stay and our knowledgeable and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Bar / lounge
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Secured parking
Internet
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
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Board games / puzzles
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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English, Spanish
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LauraWilkie wrote a review May 16
Newquay, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
What a little place of heaven. Wildlife and atmosphere of being in the jungle. The staff were fabulous. the amenities fab and what an experience swimming in the river. I didnt have time to try all the activities like tubing nor did I do the big activities like the caving. But the Mayan ruins were really interesting and just taking in the atmosphere of the resort is worth the dirt road 6 mile journey! Oh and do the night hike.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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william s wrote a review May 15
Cincinnati, Ohio21 contributions12 helpful votes
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Very cool place. Neat to see the jungle side of Belize. Highly recommend going to ATM. Saw many birds, scorpions, tarantula, and frogs. Also went to Tikal which was an entire day but Black Rock made the tour extremely easy crossing into Guatemala.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Daniel N wrote a review Apr 2022
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We just spent 10 days at Black Rock Lodge and loved so many things. The location is wonderful: high above and overlooking the Macal River in a tropical dry forest bordering a national park. We are serious birders and found the avian biodiversity here stunning. The guides are all knowledgeable on local bird ID and a couple of them are in the top 10 for the country on eBird. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The open-air dining hall overlooking the river sets up a great mood. I recommend this and would definitely like to return! I like the off-the-grid feel to the place, being 6 miles from the nearest paved road and run by renewable energy. I came here to relax and de-stress from my job and Black Rock Lodge helped me accomplish that!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kate Too wrote a review Apr 2022
Lafayette, Colorado3 contributions
We just returned from an amazing 3 night stay at the lodge. Many thanks to Lloyd, Virginia, Amlicar, Derek, Mason, Victor, Henry, Carlos and the rest of the staff for truly making our stay special. We had so many great chats and learned so much about the culture and region. The property is tucked back about 20 mins off the main road through cattle pastures and citrus groves. Upon arrival you’ll be treated to the main lodge, which is open so you can take in the view and the birds and the jungle. The rooms were clean and ours did not have AC, but the fans kept it cool and once the sun was down was comfortable for sleeping. Our kids (10 and 14) loved the rope swing on the river with their new buddies from the lodge. All the guests enjoyed sharing adventures of the day and ideas for the next day’s itinerary. Don’t miss a horse back ride at the farm 2 miles down the road it was another highlight for us. Beautiful views, friendly horses and an exciting ride through the jungle complete with a stop for fresh coconut water. It is nothing like ‘a trail ride’ in the US. We also had Lloyd as our guide to the Mayan ruins, Xianantunich. He did a great job sharing his knowledge of the Maya people and the site itself. It was incredible.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Jeff S wrote a review Apr 2022
Boulder, Colorado16 contributions6 helpful votes
To get to Black Rock you need to negotiate a rough dirt road for 8.5 miles. A higher clearance car is recommended, but we made it with a regular sedan. Lots of people just get shuttled in. Once you're there, it's awesome. The main lodge overlooks the river in a deep canyon. There's birding, hiking, tubing down the river (definitely go down the waterfall!) and they'll take you on all the typical excursions nearby if you want. The cabins are simple but adequate. They all have views over the forest and we saw some amazing birds just sitting in our hammock by the cabin. No wireless except in main lodge if that matters to you. You pretty much have to eat in the restaurant for your meals, but the prices are reasonable and the food is excellent. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back here!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Julia G wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California11 contributions9 helpful votes
Our family immersed in all the amenities that Black Rock Lodge had to offer. Up early for birding with staff experts, excellent breakfasts that always included fresh fruit, hiking up the mountain with a cave stop, back down to the Macal River for a swim and a nap, excellent simple dinners (with rum punch), and a night hike with staff experts. Accommodations were excellent, clean and well thought out (hammock on each patio). The staff was extremely knowledgeable and anticipated everything we needed from beach towels to binoculars to tour planning. Special shout out to Victor, Goldborn and Yuri. The Black Rock is a place we will visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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j0hnstevens1 wrote a review Apr 2022
Sacramento, California26 contributions54 helpful votes
Located up a jungle canyon on the banks of a river, Black Rock Lodge offers luxury living in a remote setting. Individual cabins face the river, some just steps away from the water. Air-conditioned, nicely appointed and not crowded together, each has a deck, large windows facing the jungled mountainsides. Stark limestone cliffs dot the mountainsides, and are home to the critically endangered Orange Breasted Falcon. The central dining area has a thatched roof and looks out over the river valley. A large bird feeder just below the restaurant is stocked with fresh fruits and attracts a wide variety of jungle birds including the multi-colored Collared Aracari. It's a nature lovers paradise with morning bird-watching hikes, a challenging hike to the summit of the mountain with views to distant valleys and mountain ranges, and a host of tours to Mayan ruins and the famous mile deep sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal or ATM. There's a raked and spotless swimming beach on the riverside. All hikes and tours are staffed with VERY knowledgeable guides. The food is great and the bar provides generous drinks and tasty Chilean wines. It's mid-range in cost. We stayed there 4 nights and enjoyed every moment, even the tropical rain that fell during one night. If you want an "out-of-the-way" experience with all the comforts, this is your kind of place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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DCJP wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia65 contributions16 helpful votes
Our family of four recently stayed at Black Rock Lodge. It was everything we’d hoped for and more. That rocky 6-mile road going in and out every time is no picnic, but boy does it remind you that you are secluded in the jungle. Apparently, some cabins have air conditioning. Ours did not. But despite 100 degree days, we did not need it (or want it). Open windows and a ceiling fan, and I even needed an extra blanket one night. The service at BRL was beyond compare. My wife and I have stayed in top of the line hotels and resorts all over, and BRL’s service was as good if not better. It’s not snooty luxury (not in the least). They just seemed to always be right there when you needed them and not there when you didn’t. And everyone seemed quite cheerful. I’m guessing they are happy to have so many visitors back too, and it shows. With Black Rock Lodge as our home base. We did ATM, horseback ride to Xunatunich, and multiple guided nature hikes on property. We also tubed one day on property and used the swimming hole a few times. Worth noting that the river swimming hole was fabulous, and maybe gets undersold on the lodge website and in the reviews. Meanwhile, colorful birds everywhere. An all around terrific family stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Joshua C wrote a review Mar 2022
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The staff was great! Their guides were second to no one on this trip. (Special shout to Francisco, Lloyd, Rooki and Jaun Carlos) The educational and adventure opportunities from there were amazing. (Go to ATM, barten creek, Cahal Pech and Xunantunich) Loved their cocktails. Swimming hole. On grounds hiking. Birding can be done from the dining hall, walking or the expansive property or on a trip. Tubing on site. Food options were very limited. However the meals were really tasty. The breakfast fry jacks were great. Even just asking for salad with dinner seemed impossible. The road in and out got way way way old.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Nancy Tochko wrote a review Mar 2022
Preston, Washington2 contributions
If you need air conditioning, stop reading. Otherwise, we stayed in one of the riverfront cabins and really enjoyed our stay there. Stayed the first week of March 2022 for 5 nights with our 2 adult children. They brought down a separate portable bed for my daughter so we didn't have to use the couch for sleeping. The nights were a bit warm, as we are from cool Seattle. There are stairs to climb to reach the dining/main area, but we considered it conditioning for climbing Mayan ruins. Victor did a great job of organizing activities. The river level is controlled by a dam upstream, so there was only one day we stayed around that the level was high enough for tubing. they have a great swimming area, but deep, so swimmers only. I think 3 of us picked up a bug in the river water from using the rope swing, so be advised if the flow is low. The hike to the top is steep but wonderful views. We did the ATM cave and Tikal, and enjoyed both tours. We waited in line for the free covid test to enter Guatemala. The lodge is 1/2 hour up a bumpy road, so quick trips into San Ignacio aren't worth it. We saw a coaitmundi visit the bird feeding station twice.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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$190 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Rock Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Black Rock Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Belize Botanic Gardens (3.5 miles), Chaa Creek Natural History Museum (4.4 miles), and Chechem Ha Cave (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Black Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Black Rock Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Black Rock Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Black Rock Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Rock Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (6.1 miles) and El Pilar (7.6 miles).
Does Black Rock Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.