Chan Chich Lodge

Whatever guests choose to do on this extraordinary nature reserve, with its abundance of flora, fauna, and cultural history, Chan Chich is the ideal destination for naturalists, biologists, archaeologists, and anyone seeking to experience true jungle living. And after an exciting day of jungle adventures, relax at the lodge with a cold cerveza at the well-stocked bar, take a refreshing dip in the pool, watch the sun go down in the Jacuzzi, or just relax in a hammock.

With some nice facilities, Chan Chich Lodge is a great option for travelers picturing themselves relaxing poolside. Relaxing by the pool is the ideal activity after an afternoon exploring the area.

Located in Orange Walk District, 29.1 miles south west of La Union, Chan Chich Lodge happily welcomes travelers who are thinking about lodging in this section of Belize. It's 26.9 miles north of the center of San Ignacio.


Just because this is a jungle reserve, guests don't need to "rough it". The property has a dozen thatched-roof cabanas surrounding two central buildings that contain the reception desk, restaurant, bar, gift shop and reading room. Each cabana, beautifully finished with local exotic hardwoods, is fully screened with ceiling fans, private bath, hot and cold water, 24 hour electricity and a wrap-around veranda with hammocks.

This lodge has received a three and a half star rating, when it comes to overall quality, amenities, and service.

A partial list of the in-room amenities available at Chan Chich Lodge is provided below.

  • Private Bath

If there is an amenity that is particularly important to you, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Hike the reserve's extensive nine-mile trail system and discover the unforgettable flora, fauna and Maya history unique to this pristine jungle environment. Or take a vehicle tour to various locations throughout the Chan Chich like the wetland habitat at Laguna Seca or the coffee plantation and at Gallon Jug farm. The lodge also offers day-trips to La Milpa, a Mayan site located in the Rio Bravo Conservation Area, and to the extensive ruins at Lamanai, the second largest Mayan site in Belize. Bird watching is also a popular activity among guests as an incredible range of species can be seen on the reserve like the Lovely Cotinga, Ornate Hawk Eagle and Rose Throated Tanager, as well as a host of colorful parrots, toucans, and hummingbirds.

Children are welcome to join their adventuresome parents at the Chan Chich Lodge in northwestern Belize. Click here to learn more details.

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Jungle living doesn't have to involve eating grubs and drinking pond water—certainly not while staying at Chan Chich Lodge. The skilled chefs at the lodge prepare some of the best meals in all of Belize, using fresh, locally grown ingredients to create both local and international culinary masterpieces.

In addition to the on-location dining options, guests hoping to find extra culinary variety can also consider some of the region's other nearby mealtime choices. It can be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurants, despite the fact that Chan Chich Lodge offers some some tasty choices of its own. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.


You will notice a fair number of attractions close to Chan Chich Lodge. One of the closest options is Chan Chich, an interesting historical site.

The lodge is in the vicinity of San Ignacio, a pleasant area for travelers to visit.

For additional information about what else is near Chan Chich Lodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 1 King Street, Orange Walk District, Belize

Phone: (501) 223-4119

Secondary Phone: (800) 343-8009



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