30,000 acres of wilderness, surrounded by half a million acres of conservation lands, provide what many believe to be the best wildlife-viewing opportunity in the Americas.
At Chan Chich Lodge you will experience what expeditions of past centuries set out to find: architectural wonders of the ancient Maya lost in the jungle. With an unparalleled abundance of wildlife (and the best chance to see the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat) Chan Chich is an extraordinary destination for naturalists, birders and for those seeking an authentic retreat to the jungle.
Each guest, by staying at Chan Chich Lodge, is directly contributing to ongoing efforts to protect both the natural and cultural patrimony of Belize. We look forward to your visit. Every guest who stays at Chan Chich Lodge is making a direct contribution to our conservation commitments. We plan to do this forever, which is a long time, and it will only be possible with the support your visit represents.
All of the locally crafted cottages are built on top of the Main Plaza of the Mayan Temple the property protects. The thatched roofs of the cottages were inspired by traditional Mayan architecture. Each cottage is situated just a short walk from the main lodge. Wrap around veranda with hammock, chairs and futon for lounging Native tropical landscape views.
Native tropical landscape views. 2 double and 1 queen size beds with hand-crafted mosquito netting and natural eucalyptus fiber-cotton blended linens to enhance your sleep experience. Double-height rooms with cozy loft sleeping area and ceiling fans. En suite bathroom with shower and biodegradable, organic soaps, lotions and shampoos.
Luxury Cottage (2 Bedrooms)
Wrap around veranda including a screened in hot tub, lounge chairs and outdoor dining space Outdoor shower adjacent hot tub porch. 2 spacious bathrooms with lighted mirrors, double sinks, toilet and bidet, and bathtub with biodegradable, organic soaps, lotions and shampoos.
2 queen size beds or 1 king sized bed (depending on cottage) with hand-crafted mosquito netting and natural eucalyptus fiber-cotton blended linens to enhance your sleep experience. (occupancy 2-4 adults) Spacious en suite bathroom with lighted mirrors, double sinks, toilet and bidet, and double-headed rain shower with biodegradable, organic soaps, lotions and shampoos.
We care about our beautiful country as well as our amazing planet. For this reason we focus our attention on three R’s: Recycle, Reuse and Reduce. Although we have electricity 24/7 we curb electricity use by turning off lights and fans when not in use.
Although water is plentiful we manage it carefully in the lodge and staff housing. Staff gathers rainwater at their house and purifies it for cooking or washing. Our gardeners are working to plant an edible landscape of fruit bearing trees within the lodge grounds, and these items make their way into our kitchen and onto your plate. Ask for fresh lime juice the next time you’re thirsty!