Don’t let anybody tell you that you will have to go to the Amazon to hang out in a primitive jungle. There’s a closer jungle and it is in Belize, just a short plane ride from major U.S. and Canada cities. It’s lush. And filled with all manner of things to see and do.
Skeptical? Don’t be. Belize is home to so many species of exotic birds, wildlife (plus a jaguar preserve), flora and fauna that you’ll immediately realize how serious Belize is about protecting all aspects of nature.
Where to stay once you arrive in Belize?
In a treehouse, of course. It’s the preferred accommodation for regular visits and may require advance booking if you want to peer across the jungle canopy from your digs at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge.
Bring a crowd. Treehouses on this exotic property are designed to sleep from 5 to 6 people, so you can rumble in the jungle with your besties and split the cost.
That stated, sleep is the last thing you’ll crave when you hear the howler monkeys call. They’re making sure you’re awake so you don’t miss a moment in Belize’s jungle wonderland. Yes, you can talk back to those monkeys, but bring your own translator.
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is unique
Tucked into the jungle–where being surrounded by nature is therapeutic enough to justify skipping your therapy sessions–you’ll take night hikes if the urge to spot nocturnal creatures is too strong to resist. Discover a vast pharmacopeia of medicinal plants that are indigenous to Belize.
Dare to brave caves with an experienced guide and if you can’t sit still, channel your inner athlete. From snorkeling and diving world-class waters and reefs to horseback riding and ziplining, Caves Branch is your excitement headquarters, whether you seek a laid-back vacation or you like being on the go.
Feed your intellect, too
At Caves Branch, proximity to ancient Maya ruins is so close, you won’t spend half of your vacation riding buses and botanical gardens in the region have been known to stop amateur botanists and orchid growers in their tracks. Orchids thrive here. So too will your senses.
Explore this jungle wonderland on your own or book tours organized by the Lodge. Not only will you fall in love with Belize, but you’ll make the acquaintance of other travelers eager to hang out where the wild things live.