I went to Belize in February 2013 for 10 days. I spent 4 nights at Hill Bank and 4 nights at La Milpa (The first night I spent at Birdseye View Lodge, also excellent). Jorge Estrella, who was my guide for the first 5 days, is really excellent and knowledgeable about the Rio Bravo and environs.
The next 5 days, until I left, were at La Milpa, with Vladimir Rodriguez, the Manager, and Melvis Valdez, my guide. Both are very knowledgeable on the Rio Bravo and environs, and Belize as a whole, as well. Melvis is an excellent tour guide and really cool guy! The staff at both Hill Bank and La Milpa are very courteous and professional. It was a really great trip, and a 30 year old dream of mine was fulfilled by visiting the Rio Bravo and the country of Belize.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center on the Rio Bravo is located only three miles from the third largest archaeological site in Belize, the La Milpa Mayan Site. Guests can experience firsthand the rich history of the Maya Civilization.For accommodations, guests can choose between charming private thatched-roof cabanas with private baths with hot/cold water. La Milpa has four cabanas with 8 units that can sleep 16 persons. Or a comfortable and tastefully decorated dormitory featuring state-of-the-art ‘green’ technology that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system which sleeps 30. Dining facilities, gift shop and internet wi-fi access available on site. Hiking nature trails, jungle trekking, biking and birding are the order of the day at La Milpa. Avid birders can compile a list of more than 150 species during a three day trip to our La Milpa venue. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco Adventure! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Milpa Field Station Hotel Orange Walk
- La Milpa Field Station Belize/Orange Walk