The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Enchanting nature retreat tucked away in a lushly forested valley, offering great opportunities for outdoor adventure.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a delightful jungle hideaway, owned by an Anglo-American couple, set deep within a valley in a large private area blanketed in lush rainforest, close to the picturesque Macal River. The atmosphere is extremely peaceful and relaxing, and service is exemplary.
The accommodation is particularly attractive for families, with thatched cottages and villas scattered throughout the grounds, offering space and privacy.
You can relax by the infinity pool surrounded by flower-filled gardens or in the blissful spa, but if any members of your family are inclined to explore there are loads of organised activities led by naturalist guides. Choose between a canoe trip down the river, horse riding, mountain biking, nature trails and a tour of the butterfly farm. Other adventures include bird watching, canopy ziplining, cave canoeing or even an overnight excursion to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal in neighbouring Guatemala.
Your stay at Chaa Creek includes a contribution to the good causes of Chaa Creek Cares, a social and environmental initiative supporting various projects including summer camps for local kids, scholarships, clean-up campaigns and conservation.
What our clients say
Great place to stay, although the room was quite basic compared to other accomodationJW, Bedford
"Chaa Creek was probably the 'icing on the cake' for environment, accommodation, friendly and helpfulness of staff."JLB, London
Most memorable experience was "My wife's reaction to the room at Chaa Creek."CP, Camberley
Beautiful hotel. Great gardens, good activities. Included dinner and breakfast were both very good. Lots of wildlife in the grounds.RT, Westbury
Absolute paradise. Excellent accommodation in own thatched cottage with private deck above the jungle (like being in a tree house!). Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Excellent restaurant , all facilities and beautiful grounds. Absolute perfection.JLB,London
Unfortunately it rained for much of our stay but we enjoyed the on site visits with good in house guides. Restaurant was good although swamped when a coach load of people arrived one lunchtime and we waited an hour for food. As it was raining it didn't actually matter too much.GW, Winchester
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