|THE LODGE AT BIG FALLS
|In the unspoilt Toledo District of Southern Belize
The Lodge at Big Falls is Toledo’s premier inland resort offering a central location and easy access to natural wonders, archaeological treasures and a host of adventures. Explore this unspoiled area of Belize’s true rainforest. Trek jungle trails; kayak on emerald rivers and marvel at the abundance of birds and butterflies. Explore ancient caves and ruins and meet the modern Mayans. Snorkel the offshore cayes and swim from white sand beaches.
The Lodge offers elegant accommodation, fine food and drink and relaxation in a peaceful riverside setting. An unforgettable holiday experience.
The Lodge at Big Falls is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande river in Belizes southern Toledo District.
The property is located on a meander of the river with almost a mile of river frontage.
There are views towards the Maya Mountains to the north west while the south eastern bank faces the village of Big Falls where villagers come down to the riverside to wash their clothes and bathe.
"The Lodge at Big Falls was a delightful place to stay. The cabanas were comfortable and spacious, the food delicious (incredible banana smoothies!), and the grounds full of wildlife.
One morning while having breakfast we saw twelve species of raptors soaring above the canopy including Gray-headed Kite and Black Hawk-Eagle! Meanwhile, a nearby fruiting tree hosted Collared Aracari, Bananaquit, Golden-hooded Tanager and Red-legged Honeycreeper!
Butterflying around the lodge was also excellent with such gems as Red-bordered Pixie, Crimson Patch, Zebra Beauty, Memnon Giant-Owl and Blue Morpho flitting around the compound. A naturalist's paradise!"
The Restaurant & Bar:
The Lodge is covered by a high thatched ceiling and accommodates a full service restaurant and bar. Lodge meals offer a range of local and international dishes, with vegetarian and childrens alternatives. Freshly packed lunches will be prepared for day tours.
The well stocked bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, fruit and soft drinks as well as beer and wine. From the main verandah, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets while sipping an ice cold drink.
The spacious cabanas have been designed to achieve a living space which subtly merges the internal and external environments.
The rooms are all individual cottage style cabanas (sleeping up to four persons) with a full en-suite spacious bathroom providing hot and cold water and an interesting feature that we will save for you to discover...
Each cabana is thatched with bay-leaf palm, a traditional Belizean thatching material.
Beautifully tiled floors, ceiling fans and fully screened, wood louvered windows offer a cool well-ventilated living area.
Colourful local and regional soft furnishings complete the décor, many of which will be available to purchase in our gift shop.
Landscape plantings around the cabanas have been selected to attract birds and butterflies close to the guest’s living space and this wealth of flora and fauna can be enjoyed from your own thatched verandah.
The Lodge delivers your choice of juice, coffee or other drinks to your verandah each morning where you can sit and enjoy the cool air or survey the early bird activity.
The Resource Centre:
There is a Resource Centre where guests can consult a core collection of books covering birding, butterflies, the fauna and flora of Belize, Mayan archaeology and travel and touring within Belize.
Big Falls lies at the end of the Southern Highway eighteen miles inland from Punta Gorda the district capital. The lodges location provides easy access to all sites and places of interest within Toledo (journey times are usually less than one hour) as well as attractions further north such as the Scarlet Macaw breeding area at Red Bank and the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. There is also easy access to the cayes and coastal parks such as Paynes Creek in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve twenty miles north of Punta Gorda. The Guatemalan towns of Livingston and Puerto Barrios are just seventy minutes ride by skiff across the Bay of Honduras
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