The M11439 Adventure Center, Rainforest Reserve and Spa, a private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, we have provided a unique rainforest experience for thousands of people while maintaining an unspoiled ambiance.
Our jungle lodge is comprised of 23 comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms and two luxury suites nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility. Guests can interact with nature by exploring the river and miles of well-maintained trails, Mayan temple sites.
The Spa at M11439 is set above the Macal River Valley with a panoramic view of the Maya Mountains and lush Caribbean rainforest. Along with our professional staff and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, the Spa provides a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience that promotes harmony between the inner and outer self.
For those who enjoy interacting more intimately with nature in a remote rainforest setting, there’s the newly renovated Camp at M11439 located in a rustic area down river from the main lodge complex. Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Macal River is this tiny "village" of ten casitas, or small bungalows, each on a raised platform with airy peak-roofs, full screens and containing two comfortable beds with clean linens and towels. Each casita has a private sheltered porch for quiet relaxation and peaceful views into the undisturbed jungle habitat. Local cooks provide delicious Belizean meals and knowledgeable staff are on hand to explain the wonders of the forest.
The camp is approximately a half mile from the lodge, ensuring privacy without isolation. A large thatched dining and recreation area and hot showers ensure comfort after a day of hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing in the wilderness. The abundant bird and animal life, easy access to the Macal River and miles of trails allow guests to create their own experience, at their own pace. Chaa Creek Lodge tours, activities and facilities are also available to guests staying at the camp.
The Cottage Collection:
1 May 2012 - 15 Dec 2012
- Single Occupancy: $215 per person
- Double Occupancy: $150 per person
- Triple Occupancy: $115 per person
- Macal River Camp (Includes: Dinner & Breakfast): $55 per person
1 May 2012 - 15 Dec 2012
- Garden Suite (Accommodates 3): $350 per suite
- Orchard Villa (Accommodates 6): $350 per suite
- Complete Garden Suite (Accommodates 5): $450 per villa
- Treetop Jacuzzi Suites (Accommodates 4): $505 per suite
- Macal Cottage (Accommodates 3): $450 per suite
- Spa Villa A/C (Accommodates 6): $575 per suite, Additional: $75.00 per person.
The cottage compound, within the M11439 Nature Reserve, provides a perfect compromise between comfort and a true wilderness experience. Each palm-thatched cottage has Mexican tiled floors, large mahogany beds, original artwork and private bathrooms with hot showers. Spacious sun deck verandas allow guests to view wildlife and interact with nature.
Our Cottages are set in lush tropical gardens along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains of Western Belize.
Prices include entry to Rainforest Reserve, Natural History Center, Butterfly Farm, and Ruta Maya Trail System.
Under 18 years old sharing parent’s room: No Charge. Ages 1-5 no charge; 6-11 years half price; 12 years and older full price.
We require an immediate deposit of 30% of the total net due, with full payment 45 days in advance of arrival. A full refund minus $60 USD handling fee will be made on cancellations 60 days or more prior to the scheduled trip.
Cancellations 60 - 45 days in advance a 50% refund will be given. Cancellations 45 days or less prior to arrival no refund will be given. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or tours for any reason whatsoever. Land cost is quoted as a package and credits are not given for services not used.
Our cuisine features a mixture of Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean dishes served under an enormous umbrella of thatch in our large, airy restaurant with its own temperature controlled wine cellar. The dining room, bar and cottages are all constructed from local hardwoods and thatched with bay leaf palm. A range of activities including hiking, swimming, canoing, horseback riding, bird-watching, guided nature walks and river trips are available, and the Reserve's Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm are within easy walking distance of the cottages.
For relaxation after an active day, guests can visit the Spa at M11439 and select from a wide range of exotic treatments by our highly trained staff. Additionally, our guests can opt to have a massage on their private sun deck verandas for a truly tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience. Even the most laid back of our visitors will find that an hour or so at the spa puts them in the perfect state of body and mind to enhance their stay at Chaa Creek.
Canoeing - You may rent a canoe for exploring the Macal River. Take a trip upstream, paddling up as far as you wish before leisurely drifting back to M11439. Then there's the downstream option of paddling and floating to San Ignacio for approximately two hours. Tie up near the historic Hawkesworth Bridge where we'll pick you up for the drive back to the lodge. Our concierge will advise you on what to bring, best times to leave and sights along the way.
Hiking - M11439 has a picturesque trail network that will take you to many different areas of our 340-acre forest reserve. All of the trails are numbered as shown on our trail map. Birds and wildlife abound, and you can visit some of the reserve's archaeological sites. For your comfort we suggest hiking boots or tennis shoes and sunscreen or a cap.
Horseback Riding - Riding is offered in the morning and afternoons. Organized trail rides through the M11439 Reserve can be arranged with our concierge. The ride is approximately two and a half hours long and is accompanied by a guide who will point out the rainforest features, including archaeological sites and a view of the ancient city of Xunantunich.
Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm - An enjoyable walk from the cottages, both centers feature educational tours offered every hour by trained naturalist guides. The Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm provide a casual, enjoyable learning experience for guests of all ages.
Swimming - What better way to cool off than by swimming in the pristine Macal River? With no dangerous animals and plenty of birds, it's a delightful, refreshing experience.
Nature Walks - Guided bird watching tours and educational nature walks are offered every morning and evening by our naturalist guides.
Mountain Bikes - You may wish to encounter Belize's diverse terrain and colorful cultures on a mountain bike. M11439 has a rental fleet of well-maintained Trek 950 bikes. Venture out on your own or join a guided tour and explore the exotic tropical environment. Maya ruins, rural villages, and jungle trails make your experience educational and fulfilling.
Tours - We offer inclusive two to seven day Expedition Packages. They include on-site activities as well as tours of Tikal, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Maya Temple sites; the Chumpiate Cave on the Vaca Plateau; a full day excursion to the Mountain Pine Ridge waterfalls, swimming holes and Maya ceremonial caves. Tours are also available ala cart for guests not booked on Expedition Packages.
Spa Activities - After an active day on the reserve or touring local sites, guests can come back for a world-class spa experience. The Spa at M11439 offers a variety of services including massage therapies, facials, body wraps and scrubs, and hydro and aroma therapies.
- Breakfast: Included w/room
- Lunch: Lunch (packed) $12.00
- Dinner: $36.00
- All meals add 12.5% GST & 10% Service Charge.
Special Rates for Children:
* Under 18 years old, sharing parents’ room, always free.
* Ages 1-5: no charge;
* 6-11: half price;
* 12 and older: full price.
Transfers to and from Chaa Creek (plus 12.5% GST):
- Philip Goldson International Airport - One way direct: 1 to 4 persons: $150
- Belize City – One way direct: 1 to 4 persons: $150
- Via Belize Zoo & Xunantunich: from Belize City or Int’l Airport: 1 to 4 person: $205 (plus fees).
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M11439 Adventure Centre, Rainforest Reserve and Spa, has pioneered natural history travel to Belize since 1981. As a private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, we have provided a unique rainforest experience for thousands of people while maintaining an...
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