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The Macal River Camp

San Ignacio Town, Cayo

Hotel Description
Set high on the river's lush banks, close to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tipu and Xunantunich, is The Macal River Camp. Scattered throughout tropical rainforest are ten casitas, or small bungalows, each on a raised platform with airy peak-roofs, full screens and containing two or four comfortable beds. Each casita has a private sheltered porch for quiet relaxation and peaceful views into the undisturbed jungle habitat. The Macal River Jungle Camp provides an ideal base from which to explore the nature and culture of western Belize. The Macal River Camp combines comfort with a genuine jungle experience. With swimming, canoeing, miles of well maintained trails, a Butterfly Farm, Natural History Centre, and scheduled day tours to Xunantunich, Caracol, Tikal, the Mountain Pine Ridge, and the Chumpiate Maya Cave, your stay is guaranteed to be both adventurous and educational. The camp provides shared bathrooms with hot water showers, and clean, comfortable facilities. Friendly local staff serve traditional Belizean meals in a spacious central thatch-roof palapa where travelers can relax and swap tales with new friends over an ice cold Belikin beer. The river camp has been designed for outdoors people who enjoy rustic accommodations in a remote setting. Comfortable beds with clean linens, pillows, towels and blankets assure a good night's rest after a day bush walking, canoeing, or other rainforest activities. Vehicle traffic into the camp is restricted, and every effort has been taken to minimize the camp's impact on the natural surroundings.

History & Owners
The hotel was opened in 1993 and has been in business for 16 years


Hot WaterInternet on Site
Laundry ServiceMeals Available
Snack/Gift ShopWheelchair Friendly
Children Allowed


Can Arrange

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
77 Burns Avenue , San Ignacio Town

Local Flavor

Belizean Jerk Chicken
Cho Cho and Orange Salad
Chocolate and Belizean rum truffles
Curry and Coconut Soup with Poached Snapper
Home Made Basil Fettuccini with Creamy Lobster served with a Vegetable Ratatouille and Basil Pesto
Lamb Shanks Braised in Rum and Vegetables Served with a Sweet Potato Pie
Red Curry Chicken with Stir-Fry Vegetables
Shrimp and Tomato Cappuccino
Tomato Terrine with Green Herb Tabouleh Salad
Tropical Tuna Carpaccio with Guacamole

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Name: Mick & Lucy Fleming / Peter Tonti
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: ++(501) 824-2037
Fax: ++(501) 824-2501

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 53
San Ignacio Town
Cayo District

  • Access to The Lodge at Chaa Creek Amenities
  • Includes breakfast, dinner, and onsite activities in room rate.
  • Affordable and convenient for people traveling with tight budget

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
7 - 12
Can Accommodate
28 Guest Guests