Black Rock Lodge
Black Rock Lodge is a unique eco-lodge in the Cayo District of Belize. Surrounded by jungle wilderness and perched above the rushing Macal River, it is superbly located to explore the best of the region.
Approximately 40 minutes from San Ignacio town on a bumpy yet scenic drive, Black Rock lodge is hidden in a stunning rainforest location. The lodge serves as the perfect base to enjoy a plethora of outdoor adventures which include canoeing down the Macal River, horseback riding along jungle trails and exploring the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and Caracol. The private rainforest reserve is also teeming with wildlife including over 200 species of birds, monkeys, tapirs and the elusive jaguar. Night hiking along the lodges’ marked trails at night is a great way to see the jungle at its liveliest and discover a variety of flora and fauna.The Lodge’s 14 cabins boast stunning views of Black Rock Canyon, the Macal River and the surrounding rainforest. An inviting hammock is provided to enjoy the spectacular surroundings in total relaxation. The cabins are airy one-room structures built to take advantage of the fresh mountain breezes. Fully screened windows and high pitched roof lines create a bright and refreshing rainforest home for their guests. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and closet areas. Simply decorated, the cabins display artwork created by local artisans and craftspeople. The recent addition of the two riverfront suites adds a modern, open-plan style of accommodation in a magnificent, private setting; perfect for honeymooners. Black Rock lodge is a great value option and one of Imagine Latin America's favourite places to stay in the Cayo District. On days at leisure, the lodge provides an array of complimentary activities which includes river tubing, hiking through the rainforest on miles of marked trails, mountain biking and swimming in the river's clear waters.
When to visit
Activities at Gaia Riverlodge
Choose from a range of complimentary activities during your stay at Gaia Riverlodge, which are scheduled on a weekly timetable available on your arrival at the hotel.
ATM Cave Adventure
Actun Tunichil Muknal or ATM caves is one of Belize’s most impressive adventure experiences and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were and virtually untouched for centuries.
Cave Tubing - Caves Branch
Float on rubber tubes on crystal clear waters, through majestic caverns with breathtaking stalagmite and stalactite formations. Discover the secrets of the ancient Mayas tubing through an underground realm known as the Mayan underworld.
Explore the majestic Mayan ruins at Xunantunich with your very own private guide. This classic period site was a thriving city near the end of the Classic period and provides an impressive view of the entire Mopan River valley.
Horseback Riding Cayo District
Follow trails through the rain forest visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial sites, including Skeleton Cave. Finish the day at Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to your lodge.
Hot Sauce & Rum Tasting Tour
San Ignacio is known as the heart and soul of the Cayo District and is a vibrant, buzzing town with plenty of character, Caribbean colour and an easy-going Belizean charm. Sample delicious local rums and hot sauces on this half day tour.
Nocturnal Rainforest Walk
Explore the rainforest after the sun goes down and listen as the jungle comes alive. Take a flashlight with you to spot the eyes of a variety of nocturnal creatures, and shut it down to heighten your senses and get a true feel for this wild habitat.