Black Rock Lodge is the ultimate Belizean jungle lodge, located a few miles outside San Ignacio and down a dirt road that leads you into a high-walled, karstic river valley. All the cabinas are perched on the hillside with spectacular river views and wildlife viewing opportunities from the front porch. The main dining area offers more opportunities to spot birds and monkeys on the opposing hillside or watch intrepid guests go over the waterfall on an inner tube directly below. The lodge is a great place to base yourself for a range of activities and sights, such as Maya ruins, cave exploration, canoeing and rafting, hiking and bird watching.
The BRL has everything going for it--an incredibly caring and knowledgeable staff, an awesome location, tucked into the hill above a river, and delicious, family-style dining that encourages guests to meet and share their daily adventures. Tours can be arranged to just about anywhere in Belize, as well as transportation services to the lodge and airport shuttles. Cabanas are well-spaced with neat, well-lit paths that lead to the open air dining hall. Highly recommended.