Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Bocawina is a friendly eco-lodge in the Belizean jungle interior offering a range of outdoor activities such as zip-lining and rapelling.
Mayflower National Park is a small nature reserve flanked by the Mayan mountains. It’s not far really (less than an hour’s drive) from the Garifuna towns Dangriga and Hopkins on the coast, but, situated in a tightly forested natural bowl, offers a completely different holiday experience.
Nestled in the park is the Bocawina Rainforest Reserve, a property set in tropical tree-dotted lawns devoted to offering guests a bunch of active adventures in the surrounding exuberant landscape. The accommodation itself (13 guest rooms and suites) is simple in design but high quality: choose between traditional Belizean thatched cabins and more modern rooms and suites especially suitable for families and friends, spacious and with great views. Décor is old-school tropical Caribbean: comfortable, with plenty of wooden features, decorated with flower and animal prints. The semi-al fresco restaurant, Wild Fig, uses fresh ingredients from the local community in its farm-to-table menu, in line with Bocawina’s sustainable tourism guidelines.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
There were so many highlights, but undoubtedly the most memorable part was seeing jaguars near Chan Chich on two consecutive days, and even being able to take photos of the second one. This was the main aim of our trip, having failed to reach Chan Chich in October 2008 because of flooding.CT, Crowthorne
JLA have been great, and Belize as a country is nothing short of astonishing in every way possible. We will be going back at some point. In fact I'd quite happily live there.SC, Wandsworth
We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market
Very impressed with the quality of 3 of the hotels we were staying in. We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market Harborough
Brilliant holiday, Chan Chich was superb and we really enjoyed Victoria House. We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country....The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Hortley
We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America. We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.NW, Wells
We liked Guatemala and were particularly impressed with Belize (likely to go back there)”NW, Wells
Most memorable experiences: "Tubing down river at Chaa Creek. Howler monkeys above us at night, and avocados dropping onto our hut."LBM, Woking
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country. In three weeks we only met 3 other British couples as most travellers appeared to be from North America, but Belize was well worth the visit and 2012 is the end of the current Maya calendar. The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Horley
We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
Highlights:- “Particularly impressed by Belize lodges - obviously higher price but well equipped for activities we enjoy such as bird/animal watching, canoeing etcGW, Chinnor
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