Lamanai Outpost Lodge
Orange Walk District, Belize
At a Glance
Simple accommodation but a wonderfully authentic jungle experience
Surrounded by an incredible variety of habitats - perfect for nature-based and adventure activities
Delicious freshly cooked food is served in the restaurant
Immediate access to supreme wildlife observation, even right from your verandah
Close by, the jungle-shrouded Maya temples of Lamanai
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Belize's climate is marked by two distinct seasons, the rainy season (June to November) and the dry season (December to May). The coldest month is January and the warmest temperatures are in May.
The busier time of the year for travelers to Belize is November to May, which are the winter months of the Northern Hemisphere. It is possible to visit out-side of these months but the rainy season in the Forest Highlands can be rather wet.
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Lamanai Outpost Lodge is a thatched jungle eco-lodge nestled deep in the Orange Walk rainforest district of north-western Belize near the Lamanai Mayan Ruins, an area of outstanding natural beauty home to incredibly rich flora and fauna.
Lamanai Outpost Lodge is situated on the banks of a 28-mile long spring fed lagoon amid the remnants of a major Maya city. The lodge is surrounded by an incredible variety of habitats that facilitate unsurpassed nature based and soft adventure activities that depart right from your cabana’s doorstep without the need for day-trips.
Embark on a night crocodile-encounter aboard a Florida style air boat; experience a tropical breakfast on a jungle river, explore a long abandoned Maya city or simply relax in a hammock overlooking a spring fed lagoon - all within walking distance of the lodge. Lamanai Outpost Lodge is committed to providing the highest quality of nature experience. On average, each activity departs with only 4-6 guests. The area is home to fascinating flora and fauna including 375 species of birds in a variety of habitats from vast wetlands to broadleaf forest to pine savannah.
The lodge has an open air restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the New River Lagoon, the ever-changing garden and the Maya ruins of Lamanai. There is also a reference library and lounge area to relax after a busy day exploring the area.
Lamanai Outpost Lodge offers 20 spacious cabanas, constructed using local hardwoods with palm-thatched roofs.
Children are welcomed, and will love the adventures that can be had. There are no specific facilities available for them, but children unused to or unwilling to try the delicious Belizean cooking can choose familiar favorites such as pizza or pasta.
Facilities at Lamanai Outpost Lodge include a restaurant and bar, as well as a few books on the native fauna and flora.
Two standard activities per nights stay are included in the inclusive package program. Other activities can be organized at an extra cost on arrival including jungle tours, canoeing, Mayan ruin visits, medicine trail, sunset cruise and nature walk. Specialized adventures include native fishing, howler monkey treks, sunset air boat safari, crocodile encounters, night spear fishing and birding expeditions.
Mrs Katharine White (Guest)
Excellent in all ways, great excursions, wonderful staff, good food, woken every morning be Howler Monkeys,the best part of the vacation.
Mark Beken (Staff)
Although accommodation is fairly simple, this is made up for by the guiding and the location. One of the most special things you can do is to take a canoe at dawn into the flooded savannahs at dawn to see vast numbers of birds. I really appreciated the depth of knowledge from my guide who seemed to know absolutely everything about all things ornithological and astronomical. When I was there, we trained the scope on Jupiter and saw four of its moons, a humbling sight. It's also great if you want to see an important Maya city without the crowds, as Lamanai is only five minutes by boat from the lodge.
Location & directions
Orange Walk District, Belize
Lamanai Outpost Lodge is situated on the banks of a 28 mile long spring fed lagoon amid the remnants of a major Maya city. 20 minutes away from Lamanai Archaeological Reserve in northwestern Belize in the Orange Walk District.
How to get there
12-hour international flight (via Miami) to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City. The Lodge offers a regular scheduled shuttle service between the airport and the lodge- 45-minute drive north of Belize City, where you will be transferred the rest of the journey to the lodge by boat (1-hour).