Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge

Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge offers something truly unique: a luxurious stay in a tropical jungle setting.

The property combines the unique experience of sleeping amidst the flora and fauna of a tropical forest with creature comforts like screens, fans, hot and cold water, and cozy furniture. This immersion in the jungle is further enhanced by the renowned adventures offered by the Caves Branch Adventure Company, creating indelible memories for a lifetime.

Active travelers will have a blast at this lodge, as they will enjoy access to a multitude of recreational opportunities. Regardless of what you're searching for, whether it's fun on land or on the water, this place has got it all.

Caves Branch is far from the country's major tourist areas -- it's about a 67 miles drive from Belize City to the jungle lodge.

Travelers hoping to keep active will be kept plenty busy at this all-inclusive destination, which offers convenient access to a great selection of outdoor options.

Positioned in Central Belize, 39.9 miles south west of Belize City, Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge, an all-inclusive property, offers a warm welcome to travelers who are thinking about basing their vacation in this area of Belize. If you're curious, the center of Belmopan is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest.

Accommodations

The accommodations at Caves Branch are simply incomparable. Every possible step was taken to maximize guests' immersion into nature while maintaining a reasonable level of comfort and minimizing the impact on the local ecology. To truly appreciate this fact, realize that all of the materials for the tree houses were carried by hand rather than by machines to avoid trampling and polluting the natural environment, a truly marvelous feat and a testament to the owners' commitment to quality and nature.

All rooms use local, natural materials as well as local artwork and regional marble, and rooms do not have phones, television, or radios in order to keep out the noises of civilized life. The tree houses have walls, of course, with a screened door and windows that keep the bugs out while letting in the sights, sounds, and smells of the jungle. While Caves Branch has numerous amenities, not every suite/room have the same ones. So if you are looking for something specific, be sure to mention your preference when making your reservation.

There are four Jungle Cabanas that include a double bed with bunk beds and like all of their accommodations, they have powerful ceiling fans and are completely screened.There is a full bath & shower in each cabana - a step up from the old days when guest bathed in the river. They have thatched roofs in the style of the ancient Mayan.

There are also four Jungle Suites - Each suite has a furnished front patio, a living room with wicker furniture and a futon or bunk beds, indoor washroom with hot and cold running water, shower and toilet, powerful ceiling fans, and a raised bedroom with a queen-size bed. Each one is surrounded by screened picture windows that allow the breeze and outdoor sounds through but keep the critters out.

Next, there are five Jungle Bungalows set under the canopy and within the natural gardens of the lodge. These are fully screened to keep the bugs out and the essence of the wilderness in. Each bungalow contains a queen size bed, sitting room with a double futon, full inside bathroom facilities with hot water showers, powerful ceiling fans, hardwood, terra cotta tile ceilings, and a wraparound veranda.

The property also includes four Canopy View Tree Houses located about 200 feet above the Caves Branch River and have amazing views of the Caves Branch Valley and tropical forest canopy. There is a king size bed in the bedroom overlooking the living room and bunk beds in the living room. An additional bunk bed can be requested to accommodate up to six people. The full bathroom has doors to both the bedroom and living room and has a separate water closet and a large shower with screened-in outdoor views. The second outdoor shower is located near the entrance of the unit off of the main deck.

The Canopy View luxury tree houses also have a second story deck complete with a two person soaker tub and is accessed by a stairway off the main floor bedroom. The second floor deck has a spectacular view of the canopy and Caves Branch valley below. It is an excellent place to have morning coffee, relax at the end of the day and watch the sunset or on clear nights have a stunning view of the sky.

Nearby are two Two-Bedroom River View Tree Houses that can sleep up to 6 people and are ideal for families and small groups traveling together. They are located about 75 feet above the Caves Branch River. These tree houses are two stories high. On the main floor, situated in the middle of the forest canopy there is a bedroom with a king size bed overlooking the living room with a sofa, two chairs and bunk beds.

The main floor also has a full bathroom with a separate shower, along with an outdoor shower located off the main deck. A circular staircase leads up to a second floor which has a private deck with a two person soaker tub. There is also an additional private bedroom with a king size bed and a two piece en-suite bathroom. Guests staying on the second floor of the tree house usually use the outdoor shower off of the main floor deck. The second floor has a wonderful view of the canopy and is an excellent place to have a morning coffee, relax at the end of the day and watch the sunset or on clear nights have a stunning view of the sky.

Finally, there are four Riverview Tree Houses located about 75 feet above the Caves Branch River. The screened living room allows for panoramic views of the jungle and river below. The raised bedrooms feature a king size bed overlooking the living room. Some units feature a bunk bed and/or a futon sofa bed in the living room. There is a full indoor bathroom with shower and also, many guest's favorite feature, a second outdoor shower near the unit's entrance off of the main deck.

Caves Branch Lodge has 23 units, so it's no mystery that we classify it as a moderately small property. Accordingly, it is appealing to visitors who enjoy a calm, quaint atmosphere. This lodge has received a rating of 4 stars, based on numerous measures, including activity and quality ratings, and more.

Activities and Amenities

This property allows guest to experience the sights and sounds of the surrounding jungle and nearby river, while maintaining the original objective of each traveler experiencing the rugged beauty and natural symphony of the nature that surrounds.

With around 50 horses (mostly quarter horses), horseback riding at nearby Banana Bank is a great way to spend the day and explore nature at its best. An experienced staff provides lessons in interacting with the horses, followed by a trip along trails, rivers, and Mayan ruins. Tours on-foot of the Mayan ruins are also offered. Other options include day trips to snorkel and dive by the Caribbean reefs, birdwatching, zip line adventure tours, and cave tubing.

If you are traveling with children, the tropical setting offers a great opportunity to expand their horizons and discover the beauty of an unspoiled jungle. Several tours and trips are offered to guests which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit the activities page for more information.

To see a comprehensive description about the kinds of recreational opportunities available at Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge, visit the activities page.

Food

Typically, guests will enjoy their meals with other guests at the eight to ten person communal dining tables, and most thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to meet new people of all different origins and personalities.

Besides on-site dining, visitors looking for more culinary variety may also want to think about some of the area's other nearby restaurants. It's a good idea to check out the nearby restaurant options, even though Caves Branch Lodge does have on-site dining. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.

Nearby

You'll encounter lots of interesting sites and attractions situated near Caves Branch Lodge. One of the nearest is St. Herman's Cave, an interesting cave.

The lodge is located near Belmopan, an enjoyable location for vacationers to experience the diversity of Belize.

For our comprehensive article on what's in the area of Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Hummingbird Highway at Mile 41.5, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 610-3451

Secondary Phone: (866) 357-2698

Website: http://www.cavesbranch.com/

 

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