My husband and I spent two amazing days at the Lodge last month. We booked our trip to Belize at somewhat the last minute and are so very grateful we included the Outpost Lodge! From making our reservation with the Lodge through the very helpful and patient, Blanca to the final boat ride back to "civilization" with Marisco our experience was exceptional.
We were (selfishly) fortunate to arrive at the Lodge during a slow time period of visitation...we felt as though we had the beautiful surroundings and the amazingly knowledgeable staff all to ourselves!
We both have commented that our brief stay at Lamanai was "magical". This is due to the natural beauty of the area, the mystical and majestic Mayan ruins, the amazing flora and fauna and equally as impressive, the incredible staff.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to participate visit with Reuben, go on a walk to the ruins late in the afternoon with the knowledgable and engaging Raoul; participate in an exciting and intriguing nightime crocodile encounter with Marisco, Raoul, Lauren and Matt; and to spend our last morning on a beautiful an informative bird walk around the Indian Church area with our great guide, Marisco. We were so impressed with the knowledge of the guides and of their apparent passion for their field of study and love for the area. My husband has already conveyed his desire to return again SOON to do some fishing with Marisco.
We loved our lodging in the thatched cabanas and found the food to be beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! We were very touched by the kindness of being presented a bottle of wine at dinner for our anniversary and later enjoyed our conversations at the bar with bartender, Danny.
Another fascinating aspect of our visit at the Lodge was visiting with Lauren and Matt, two college students on site conducting research on the jaguar population in the Lamanai area. They were great in showing us various local web cam images of the jaguars (wow!), other cats and creatures in addition to sharing their experiences with us. What an experience!
We knew the minute we arrived at Lamanai, that two days would not be enough. We look forward to visiting again! I keep replaying my audio of the Howler Monkeys to anyone that will listen...their howls are surreal, just like the Lodge!
- Also Known As:
- Lamanai Outpost Hotel Orange Walk
- Lamanai Outpost Lodge Belize/Orange Walk