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Black Rock Lodge

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4.9
Value
4.7
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nestled in a picturesque setting, Black Rock Lodge captivates guests with its intimate atmosphere and natural beauty, complete with wildlife views. The lodge's staff earns high praise for their exceptional service, enhancing the visitor experience. The amenities, including tours and nature activities, are frequently lauded, as well as the clean and well-maintained cabins. Reviewers highlight the value offered through affordable gourmet dining and unique experiences. Comfortable rooms with private hammocks and patios are consistently praised, contributing to the lodge's cozy and welcoming ambiance.
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Affordable
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Leora wrote a review Feb 21
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We absolutely loved Black Rock. There is something so special about this place. The grounds are stunning and the staff are all amazing. The food was delicious - so fresh!! We tubed down the river, went cave tubing (one of my favourite experiences ever), did a hike, swam in the pool, and did a sustainability tour on the property. We also loved watching all the beautiful birds around the property. Unfortunately we didn’t see any howler monkeys but we heard them at least! We were definitely sad to leave but grateful for our time there.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Pieyaker wrote a review Feb 21
Huddersfield, United Kingdom101 contributions51 helpful votes
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Very welcoming on arrival and throughout. We had cabin 17 on the river front where you could watch as hummingbirds flitted about and other birds came by to feed in trees nearby. The lodge is in a fantastic location. Very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Reasonable prices for both food and drink. Limited food choices but dishes rotated every day and the portions were really generous. The dining area was surrounded by feeders so you could watch wild birds all day long. Saw big spiders, agouti, birds of prey plus many many other birds. Would recommend highly.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MeMyselfandIldi wrote a review Feb 20
New Jersey90 contributions76 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay at Black Rock Lodge, it had been recommended by a coworker and the beautiful and remote location and great accommodations made for a really incredible start to our trip in Belize. It's so peaceful (except for one night of howler monkeys) and having breakfast in the lodge and observing the local birds was a great way to start each day. The service was top notch: from the restaurant, to grounds keepers, to housekeeping, to the activity concierge and every guide we interacted with, everyone was truly exceptional. We did a number of activities that Black Rock coordinated including river kayaking, ziplining and a day trip to Caracol. I would recommend all of them, especially Caracol. I don't know if it's usually like this but we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We saw other small groups of people there sporadically but it felt like we had it almost to ourselves, which I think is very different from the experience at Tikal. The only reason I gave Black Rock a 4 instead of a 5 is the meals. The breakfast was always great, but the lunch and dinners were pretty bland and uninspired. Dinner was the biggest disappointment, since the lodge is quite remote it's not as if you have an option to eat somewhere else, and the options all felt very designed for the most boring of American tourists. It would have been nice to see some more local flavors and creativity. But all in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our time and would highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Eileen887 wrote a review Feb 20
Saugerties, New York5 contributions
I recently stayed at the Black Rock Lodge for 4 nights as part of a 11-day birding trip to Belize. The lodge is wonderful. My casita was lovely, with a private patio and river view. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The food was excellent and our birding guides, Isaias and Jeffrey, were top-notch. I would love to stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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tworns wrote a review Feb 16
Houston, Texas218 contributions80 helpful votes
Highly recommended jungle lodge in Belize not only for birders but for those who choose to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of activities to do on site or by booking excusions at the tour desk. The booking process was easy and communication was prompt and timely. Check-in and check-out process was easy. The River Front cabin that we stayed was clean, cozy and comfortable. Wifi was strong. It was about sixty steps of stairs from the restaurant/lounge. and we did not mind the walk up. There was daily houekeeping service. All of the employees and staff that we met and had interaction with were friendly, helpful and respectful. We enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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GGBG wrote a review Feb 7
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I LOVE Black Rock Lodge in Belize! For the first time in my entire life I returned to a country - Belize and a lodge - Black Rock, a year after my first visit. I'm blessed to have visited 46 countries and Belize is my favorite. Black Rock Lodge is a beautiful remote location with unmatched natural beauty. Mountains, jungle and river. The food is awesome and the attentive staff are second to none. I love the accomodations and the property. Freedom to walk around and see birds, beautiful scenery and other things. The services and activities are wonderful - offsite trips to many places like caves, Tikal and Lamanai, etc. Or you can stay onsite and get a massage, unwind, go canoeing, swim, take a nature walk, hike the mountain, etc. Strong wifi so if you want to stay connected you can. The food is superb! Excellent, fresh, farm is onsite. Truly eco-friendly. This is from their website: "Enjoying nature means protecting it. To ensure we do not deplete natural resources or harm the environment, Black Rock Lodge is an off-the-grid, energetically sustainable property. By relying on solar and hydro-power, farming the food our kitchen uses, and reimagining wastewater systems, we lead the way on long-term ecological balance." Enjoy my pix from last year and this year's visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Ellie M wrote a review Feb 1
Calgary, Canada90 contributions52 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 4 nights at this fantastic Ecolodge and it was a birders' paradise. We took the onsite morning birdwatching walk, canoe trip and night drive. All their guides are top notch and the huge variety of unusual birds was a game changer for my life list. In addition to this, our room was super comfortable, the amenities were great and the meals absolutely delicious. A truly enjoyable and memorable experience!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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leaha345 wrote a review Jan 2024
Buffalo, Wyoming10 contributions1 helpful vote
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Simply amazing. Terrific staff, terrific food, TERRIFIC views. Great hikes. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. A MUST-STAY in Belize. We've been going for years to a variety of lodges, and this one takes the cake.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Sharone B wrote a review Dec 2023
Toronto, Canada14 contributions3 helpful votes
If you’re debating whether or not to book Black Rock Lodge, it’s a no-brainer. And you better rush, because they fill up very fast. Of the numerous exceptional things at the lodge, the most memorable is the five star top-notch service and people! Each and every person on the team contributed to making our visit a total delight. The location is spectacular. We stayed in a classic cabin, and then in a Riverfront suite, both great in their own unique way. Prior to coming we didn’t fully understand that the Lodge was entirely Eco-friendly; the free “sustainability tour” that showed us the various systems that make everything work seamlessly was both eye-opening and inspiring. The food is mostly grown on site, and the meals were scrumptious. Activities were arranged for us by the wonderful Victor and helpful Jorge in the most competent and accommodating ways. A special shout-out to our guide Roque Garcia, a gifted naturalist from whom we learnt much more than any encyclopedia could teach. We were so so very sad to leave after only three days nights. We tried booking another trip right away for later this winter, but the lodge was fully booked. So sadly, we will need to wait until next year!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brad B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Even in the pouring rain you can stay dry and bird the feeders, forest, and river from under the thatch roof of the large, hillside restaurant. There are plenty of guides and other birders around to help you spot and ID birds. Staff will come out of the woodwork if they see you with binoculars and make sure you see whatever they see. Bird the ample grounds and the 6-mile road. Hire a personal guide (20 bucks an hour at this writing) for at least one full morning. Do a night drive. Food is tasty; dinners are 4 courses in relaxed format.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Black Rock Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
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.
What are some restaurants close to Black Rock Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chaa Creek, D Family Restaurant, and Upe Nai - Living Maya Immersion .
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room 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.