A celebration of the Garifuna culture and music. Events take place over the weekend from Friday through Sunday. Friday night is a celebration of Garifuna food and music. The Battle of the Drums takes place on Saturday evening and includes seven drumming groups from Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. The competition is followed by an all-night bash from midnight until six in the morning. The package offers guests the opportunity to take the first steps in Garifuna rhythms with a two-hour drumming lesson at Warasa Garifuna Drum school followed by a visit to the waterfalls at Rio Blanco National Park. This…
Big Falls Extreme Adventures just ten minutes walk from the lodge offers one of the newest zip line attractions in Belize.
Snorkeling, swimming and fishing, manatee and dolphin watching in the turquoise waters around the southern cayes. A great marine adventure.
A three to four hour float downstream from San Miguel village in our Hobie sit-on-top kayaks ending at the lodge itself. See iguanas, coatimundi, neo-tropical river otters, white-tailed deer and many species of heron, kingfisher, raptors and other birds.
Rio Blanco National Park is a small community managed national park and includes a two mile forest hike as well as the opportunity to jump from the rock cliff into the deep pool below the waterfall. We stop here for a picnic lunch and swim.
The Living Maya Experience in Big Falls consists of two interactive cultural home visits that offer guests a fascinating glimpse into a fast disappearing world in which the local Kek’chi Maya depended upon the forest and found everything in it to satisfy their needs from food to furniture to medicine. The Cal family showcase a Mayan home as it would have been fifty years ago and guests help prepare and share a vegetarian meal with the family
Spend a day with our local birding expert Steven Choco, a vastly experienced, knowledgeable and skilled birding guide. There are varied habitats to explore from high forest and swamp lands to savannah grasslands and coastal forest and mangroves.
Combine a day on Monkey River with a trip northwards from the river mouth. Travelling slowly through the beds of turtle grass and coastal mangroves our guests can encounter manatees curious to see their strange human visitors.
Explore the banks of the meandering Monkey River and see basking crocodiles, turtles and an abundance of birds. Then visit the Howler monkey sanctuary managed by the tour guides of Monkey River.
Ixcacao Mayan Chocolate is the only Maya chocolatier in Toledo and one of only two in Belize. Visits include a tour of the cacao grove and a demonstration of and a chance to practice basic chocolate making. If you visit at lunch time they offer meals that include their own delicious mole sauce. Vegetarians are catered for.