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Bocawina Rainforest Resort

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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.

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What our clients say

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.

    AA, Market
  • 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
  • Most memorable experiences: "Tubing down river at Chaa Creek. Howler monkeys above us at night, and avocados dropping onto our hut."

    LBM, Woking
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