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Negroman Road, Black Rock, San Ignacio 00001 Belize
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Black Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest location offers unmatched opportunity for adventure. Whether canoeing the Macal River, horseback riding to Flourcamp Cave, or touring nearby Tikal & Caracol, guests are inspired by the diversity of the local wildlife, including over 320 bird species sighted on the property. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in every aspect of your stay and our knowledgeable and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Internet
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Christine Elder wrote a review 23 Jan
60 contributions2 helpful votes
This gorgeous lodge is located at the end of a private road on the banks of the Macal River and bordered by Elijio Panti National Park. Steep limestone cliffs make for dramatic views and their broadleaf forests support a wide diversity of wildlife. Even though the lodge is remote, it was easy to access and the entrance road was in great condition during my visit in the dry season. I love the lodge's simple elegance and focus on sustainability. I loved that my cabin had no electronics (like clocks, phones, tv, or AC) to distract me with unnatural lights and sounds. I slept soundly, only happily awoken to the sounds of howler monkeys, owls, and songbirds. The heart of the lodge is the open air dining area, with its stunning views of the river and cliffs. From where ever you sit, you can watch the hummingbirds at the feeders and the well-stocked fruit feeders bring in all sorts of songbirds as well as fancy toucans. The lodge grounds have nice gardens with flowers, hummingbird feeders and water features as well as two main trails that can easily keep you occupied for days. I enjoyed the group night hike where we were treated to glimpses of kinkajous, owls, frogs, tarantulas, wolf spiders, snakes and even a baby crocodile! As a hard core bird watcher, I was thrilled to see and hear over 100 species in just my short 3 day visit including rare raptors like the Ornate Hawk-Eagle! My guide was excellent at quickly getting me on the birds with his own eagle eye, owl ears, and crystal clear spotting scope. I recommend that you check out the nearby Belize Botanic Gardens which have other interesting birds like trogons and motmots as well as many plant species traditionally used by the Maya. Last, but not least, I must mention the lodge staff, who were all skilled at their jobs and took the time to learn all the guests names and to greet us personally as if we were friends. As a frequent traveler who has visited most countries in the Neotropics, I certainly plan to return and give this lodge my highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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CF93 wrote a review 22 Jan
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I stayed at the Black Rock Lodge for two nights and had a great time there. The drive to the lodge itself is an amazing experience, the staff was extremely friendly, the room was very nice and the food was delicious. I had booked an excursion to the Barton Creek Cave and Xunantunich and my guide Goldborn did an amazing job guiding me around the sites and explaining all the interesting facts. I will definitely come back one day!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sam J wrote a review 18 Jan
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Black Rock is off the beaten path. We drove there, and it was a journey! The road in is long and bumpy, through mostly farmland. We thought that maybe we'd be able to go explore the town after checking in but once we made it there it was such a journey we didn't want to leave again, especially since it was getting late and we did NOT want to drive that road in the dark. The good news is that once you get to the Black Rock Lodge, you won't want or need to go anywhere! The place is a picturesque retreat with quaint open-air cottages for rooms and a full-service resort. Dinner and breakfast are available at the main center, as well as a number of different activities. You can, if you want, book all your activities through the front desk. The food is great, though their options are limited (one meat or vegetarian dinner option each day). You couldn't ask for nicer scenery. We particularly appreciated the emphasis on birding. The main lodge has a platform with fruit and birdseed set up so that there are birds visiting at all daylight hours, and they have staff on had to take you on walking tours of the grounds. Thanks to Fernando, we got to see a red-capped manakin!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Amy S wrote a review 15 Jan
Woodinville, Washington5 contributions
Black Rock was a great base for our mainland tourism -- the setting is lush and beautiful. Hearing the howler monkeys at night, stuff pattering on your roof and the sounds of "something" brushing through your trees is just part of the experience. I only had to usher one rather large spider out of the room, which was Riverfront #5. There were lots of activities -- as a group of 8 that meant that there were things that we all did and excursions just a few would do, as there was plenty to do onsite, including vegging out on the hammock (which was super comfortable, I bought one for home when we got to San Pedro). Victor was amazing planning our excursions and dealing with my FOMO paralyzed brother-in-law who wanted to do things no one else did. The food was delicious, and the drinks were tasty. It does end up adding up, especially since we have 4 adult drinkers in the family, but they weren't overpriced. TIPS: put bug repellent on as soon as you plan to leave your room. Go early to breakfast and sit at the back bar as the birds will be going to town on the fruit. Build in tour stops to your transfers to and from Belize City -- we did the Belize Zoo on the way in and Xunantunich on the way out, with Goldburn as our guide. If you go to the Botanical Gardens ask for Lloyd as he used to work there. Francisco was also really great on our strenuous hike to the top of the cliff, and our bird tour. He would always stop and tell us something new about the flora when he knew some of us needed to catch our breaths. Definitely do your first hike guided as there are some things you shouldn't touch on some of the trails.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Upgrade to Riverfront for sure. Some of the Classic Cabins have less ideal locations.
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lambkin21 wrote a review 13 Jan
Redditch, United Kingdom158 contributions62 helpful votes
the road to Black rock is very bumpy but worth travelling it, Victor was a great guide, went out of his way to make my visit easy as I had just had a new knee and mobility was not great. Maya ruins, Barton creek and Hummingbirds, what's not to like!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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US$131 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
black rock hotel san ignacio
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Rock Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Black Rock Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Belize Botanic Gardens (5.5 km), Chaa Creek Natural History Museum (7.0 km), and Chechem Ha Cave (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Black Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Black Rock Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Black Rock Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Black Rock Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Rock Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (9.7 km) and El Pilar (12.1 km).
Does Black Rock Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.