GAÏA Riverlodge has just 16 jungle cabanas that feature Belizean hardwoods, traditional bay leaf thatched roofs and mahogany interiors, along with modern comforts like ceiling fans, pillow top mattresses and crisp linens.Some cabanas also feature private verandas with hammocks. Their layout is such that you may not even bump into anyone for hours at a time. For those seeking privacy and seclusion, this is the ultimate getaway.
There is a fabulous spa as well, but if you’re more into the adrenaline rush, horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, waterfall exploring or Mayan ruin sightseeing, can all be done.
Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve of Belize, and using the nearby Five Sisters waterfalls as their energy source, the GAÏA Riverlodge is now run entirely by hydropower energy, eliminating the need for electricity. The GAÏA Riverlodge is also cultivating an on-site vegetable garden which will bring fresh, or “hyper-local” as they call it, produce to the lodge’s restaurants.
Located in Western Belize, this is the spiritual home of the Mayan culture in the country. It is especially favoured by families, as in addition to the historical sites, there is a wealth of soft adventure activities. There’s also a great natural history museum at Chaa Creek.