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The Lodge at Chaa Creek

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a delightful jungle hideaway, owned by an Anglo-American couple, set deep within a valley in a large private area blanketed in lush rainforest, close to the picturesque Macal River. The atmosphere is extremely peaceful and relaxing, and service is exemplary.

The accommodation is particularly attractive for families, with thatched cottages and villas scattered throughout the grounds, offering space and privacy.

You can relax by the infinity pool surrounded by flower-filled gardens or in the blissful spa, but if any members of your family are inclined to explore there are loads of organised activities led by naturalist guides. Choose between a canoe trip down the river, horse riding, mountain biking, nature trails and a tour of the butterfly farm. Other adventures include bird watching, canopy ziplining, cave canoeing or even an overnight excursion to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal in neighbouring Guatemala.
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  • Client Reviews

    Positives were the location, the facilities, beautifully presented food and probably the nicest room of our whole trip. The negatives were poor & very expensive wine list, room a bit cold & internet connection appalling. Restaurant service not up to the standard of the hotel.

    FC, Haywards | April 2016 | 35 - 50 | With Partner
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    Great place to stay, although the room was quite basic compared to other accomodation

    JW, Bedford | December 2015 | 50 - 65 | With Partner
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    Unfortunately it rained for much of our stay but we enjoyed the on site visits with good in house guides. Restaurant was good although swamped when a coach load of people arrived one lunchtime and we waited an hour for food. As it was raining it didn't actually matter too much.

    GW, Winchester | December 2015 | 65 and over | With Partner
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    This was another lovely place. It felt a bit big when we first arrived, so less personal and intimate than the others but we soon acclimatised and loved it just as much. One of the highlights of our whole trip was canoeing down the river, enjoying the peace and tranquility and the birds and butterflies - beautiful. The nature guides here were brilliant.
    LM Reading | March 2015 | 50 - 65 | With Partner
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    "Chaa Creek was probably the 'icing on the cake' for environment, accommodation, friendly and helpfulness of staff."

    JLB, London | August 2014 | 65 and over | With Partner
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    Absolute paradise. Excellent accommodation in own thatched cottage with private deck above the jungle (like being in a tree house!). Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Excellent restaurant , all facilities and beautiful grounds. Absolute perfection.

    JLB,London | August 2014 | 65 and over | With Partner
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    Responsibility to environment and local community

    “Chaa Creek very good responsibility to environment and local community, especially in the camp.”  
    RS, London | March 2014
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    "The staff were extremely attentive, the lodge is beautiful, and we loved canoeing down the river to San Ignacio. Great tarantulas and iguanas, plus lovely birds."

    WW, Reading | January 2014
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    Most memorable experience was "My wife's reaction to the room at Chaa Creek."

    CP, Camberley | December 2013
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    "Chaa Creek is as near to perfect as can be achieved - Caroline told me we would love it, and we did.”

    AS, Hardpenden | September 2013
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    A complete labour of love for the owners

    "The incredible standard of everything at Chaa Creek: it was obvious that the place was a complete labour of love for the owners.”

    JM, Brentford | August 2013
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    Very professionally run

    “Chaa Creek is very professionally run. Good range of included activities and reasonable cost add-ons. All of the staff were good - friendly and willing to say more than 'you're welcome' when thanked.”

    NW, Wells | May 2013
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    “The staff were all excellent, especially Miguel who took us to Caracol.  We also really enjoyed speaking to Mick Fleming on a number of occasions, and were so impressed with what he, his wife and all the staff have achieved at Chaa Creek. The Natural History Centre is simple but very well laid out, and very interesting even to the non-specialist.”

    AMM, Herne Hill | April 2013
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