Cayo Region, Belize

Chaa Creek Cottages, Jungle Lodge, Inland Expeditions and Spa - pioneers in natural history travel to Belize.

Nestled on the banks of the Belize River is the Banana Bank Lodge and Jungle Equestrian Centre.

Way back in the 1800's, when logging was the main thrust of the economy of Belize, Banana Bank was a far flung outpost on the Belize River. The small steamships that plied the river were the only means of transport between Belize City and San Ignacio in the West.

As the headquarters where the logs were gathered, Banana Bank became a refuge for the few hardy souls who braved the hardships of the jungle. It is here they gathered when seeking a place to rest or get a good meal.
one of our exotic cabañas

A newspaper article in the Clarion in 1910 described Banana Bank as a place of great hospitality and intrigue.    NO CHANGE THERE THEN... with the Owners' generous hospitality and their "Horse Whisperer" approach to riding.

A tropical jungle resort, Banana Bank features delightful accommodations that blend with the jungle landscape. Cabañas with roofs made from jungle bay leaf thatch are nicely furnished and are equipped with ceiling fans that provide air movement. Night temperatures usually range near the middle 60s.

Most cabañas have two rooms and one bath (hot water). Four to six family members, friends, or groups traveling together can be easily accommodated in each cabaña.
One of our exotic cabañas

Family style meals provide a setting and atmosphere for lively discussion between guests of different locations and interests.

Rooms in the main lodge are shared bath and are priced moderately.

For larger families or small groups (6 - 8 persons) Riverview Country House is a beautiful place to spend your vacation and is only 600 yards from the main Lodge.
One of our exotic cabañas

At Banana Bank Lodge you will find:
  • A beautiful jaguar named Tika, resident of Banana Bank since 1982
  • Over 210 species of birds spotted and identified
  • Orchadia with over 50 different varieties of orchids and bromeliads
  • Remnants of the Mayan civilization - unexcavated house mounds & temples
  • Substantial collection of over 100 artifacts found on Banana Bank
  • Two story birding observation tower overlooking lagoon
  • Canoeing or swimming in the Belize River
  • Great family environment (kids love it here and don't want to leave)
  • An assortment of native animals & birds delight the premises
  • Star gazing with a Hi-tech computerized 12" Meade telescope (see planets, nebula, galaxies, super novas, globular clusters, etc)
  • Carolyn Carr's studio and gallery
  • A solid team of cooks, housekeepers, gardeners, wranglers, drivers and guides who will help make your stay memorable
  • All you can eat, home cooking
  • Free coffee and fresh juice anytime
One of our exotic cabañas
One of our exotic cabañas

One of our exotic cabañas The Lodge offers a variety of horseback riding packages for all levels of rider from beginner and up. There are miles of riding trails on the Lodge's 4,000 acres. Many other tours such as cave tubing and Mayan ruin trips are also offered at Banana Bank. The Equestrian Center includes:
  • 60 horses;
  • 24 stall stable;
  • four-rail, state-of-the-art 60 feet diameter round pen;
  • a two-rail 200 feet by 100 feet arena;
  • 35 Western saddles with accessories; and
  • The Headquarters Club, a cafe and lounge to relax in after riding.

Words can not begin to express what a wonderful time we had at Banana Bank Lodge. I can not believe this time last week I was in the jungle! It was really heaven for me to be around all the horses. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back. You and your staff could not have been lovelier. Leisa was so helpful in getting things organized for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You and Banana Bank made our Holiday and adventure to remember forever!


Please contact us for further information:
Global Travel Club
Tel: +44 (0)1268 541732 Fax: +44 (0)1268 541363





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