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 quality facilities, Chan Chich Lodge might be the ideal fit for travelers envisioning themselves relaxing poolside. Relaxing by the pool is the ideal activity after a long day enjoying the area.

Positioned in Orange Walk District, 29.1 miles south west of La Union, Chan Chich Lodge is a great choice for vacationers wanting to stay in this area 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 been given a rating of three and a half stars from Caribya! after considering overall style, furnishings, and ambience. You can learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, which are more conservative than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

An overview of the guest room amenities offered by Chan Chich Lodge include:

  • Private Bath

Be sure to call ahead if you require all types of amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

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 for more complete information.

Visit this page to view our in-depth description about the types of recreational opportunities that Chan Chich Lodge offers.


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.

Besides what is available on-location, vacationers looking to find more culinary diversity may also want to think about some of the area's other nearby dining selections. It's a good idea to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Chan Chich Lodge has dining of its own. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.


You will find a good selection of attractions within a short distance of Chan Chich Lodge. One of the closest examples is Chan Chich, an interesting historical site.

One closeby area of interest from the lodge is San Ignacio. If you find yourself with spare time, have a little side trip to some of the nearest towns to familiarize yourself with new sounds and sights.

If you're still curious about what else is in the vicinity of the property, 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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