Nestled in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize, Belcampo Lodge Belize is a self-contained sanctuary from the everyday world. The main lodge is the communal heart of the resort, with dining and lounge areas, our concierge and lobby, a well-appointed gift shop, and observation decks open to stunning vistas of the coast, Maya Mountains and seemingly endless pristine rainforest. Accommodations consist of 12 individual, privately sited suites with comfortable sleeping and relaxing spaces, screened fresh-air verandas, and luxurious spa-style baths.
A sheltered garden path connects the main lodge to our beautifully designed spa, with a stunning pool and sundeck just outside. Beyond the pool lies a sweeping lawn where guests gather for high tea, as well as a communal fire pit – the ideal location for evening relaxation and socializing. Our 400’ private tram stands ready to whisk you down to the lodge’s riverside deck, where our waterfront dining area and Maya bar await. From here, you may also embark on tranquil cruises on the jungle reaches of the Rio Grande, with the Caribbean only minutes away.
- ORVIS Endorsed International Destination
- Conde Nast Johansens 2011 Recommended
Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge is now Belcampo Belize. We are excited to announce this change in name with the transition in ownership and management under our new parent company, Belcampo. Belcampo is an international hospitality, food and agriculture venture based in Oakland, California that owns and manages farms in California, Uruguay, and now, Belize. In 2005, Todd Robinson, the investor behind Belcampo, purchased Machaca Hill Lodge after becoming involved in the region as a philanthropist interested in marine conservation. This year, he co-founded the Belcampo group of ventures with CEO Anya Fernald and transferred ownership of the lodge to the new venture.
Our commitment to offer our guests an exceptional hospitality experience is unchanged. We are also excited to bring to our team, Zaven Yaralian, our new General Manager and Mara Jernigan, our Chef & Culinary Director. Over the next year we’ll continue to make changes and improvements to the lodge, farm and surrounding environment to enhance our offerings and the guest experience and to support the preservation and sustainable management of our natural resources.
If you have any questions or comments about our transition, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We welcome your feedback!
Rainforest Canopy Suites
Each of our twelve canopy suites open into the heart of the jungle and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious private verandas. The screened verandas project dramatically within the canopy giving one the sense of being part of the rainforest. The rooms afford incredible views as well as frequent wildlife sightings.
The suites epitomize the concept of indoor-outdoor living. Vaulted beamed ceilings, terra cotta flooring, all natural textiles and bench-crafted furnishings further emphasize the fusion with nature that Machaca has to offer.
All canopy suites have two queen-size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans, sitting area, in room safes, small fridges, daily ice service, bathrobes, hair dryers, umbrellas and complimentary wireless internet access. Our spa bathrooms with beautiful hardwood cabinetry boost dual vanity sinks and a spacious shower area clad in river stones featuring a floor to ceiling window looking out to the jungle.
Summer Season, $330
15 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011
1 May 2012 – 17 Dec 2012
Winter Season, $470
5 Jan 2012 – 30 April 2012
Holiday Season, $525
18 Dec 2011 – 4 Jan 2012
All suites are designed with one spacious open room area, private veranda, a spacious shower with dual spa showerheads, air conditioning, safes, and hair dryers and wi-fi access.
Our room rates are per room per night based on double occupancy and include: round trip transfers from Punta Gorda airstrip, accommodation, full breakfast (including coffee, tea and juices served with breakfast), bottled water, laundry services, daily snacks, nightly turndown service and professionally guided complimentary activities. Each additional guest is $50 per night up to a maximum of 2 additional guests. Children 6-12 years old sharing with an adult are $25 per night. No charge for children under 6 years old. A Meal Plan can be added at an additional daily cost of $70 for Adults and $40 for children 6-12 years old.
- Breakfast, Included in Room Rate
- Lunch, $30
- 3 Course Dinners, $55
- Belizean Family-Style Meal, $40
Children between 6 – 12 years old receive 40% discount on all meals. Meals are free of charge for children below 6 years of age. All Meal Rates are per person. Taxes & Service Charges not Included.
50% deposit is required to confirm booking and the balance to be paid 45 days prior to the arrival date. Accepted credit cards are: Visa and Mastercard.
Full refund less a 5% credit card processing fee, if cancellation is more than 45 days prior to the arrival date. Full forfeit if cancellation is less than 45 days prior to the arrival date. The unused portion of hotel and/or any part of the package plans and trips not taken by customer’s choice are non-transferrable and not refundable. Trips cancelled or shortened as a result of inclement weather and/or acts of God including hurricanes or due to airline delays, strikes or political unrest are non-transferrable and not refundable. Belcampo Belize is not responsible for missed or delayed flights. We strongly encourage all guests to purchase medical, accident, luggage, emergency trip cancellation and dive insurance. For more information on travel insurance, please visit insuremytrip.com
All prices are in US Dollars, and exclude taxes and service charge.
Conditions are subject to change without notice.
At Belcampo Farms Belize, we’re building a place where travelers can learn the arts of producing the tropical products they consume every day, and where local farmers and food artisans can share ideas and techniques. Our organic garden provides tropical fruits and vegetables to our Lodge’s restaurant and culinary program. On our farm, we’re planting cacao, coffee, and cane for organic cultivation with a focus on heirloom, traditional, high-flavor varieties. Our farm’s vision and product selection is being developed is in close collaboration with our joint venture partners of coffee, chocolate and rum.
Scheduled to open in 2012, Belcampo Belize will debut its agritourism center along with epicurean classes focusing on cacao, coffee, and rum. Guests can tour our cacao farm, taste different varieties of the cacao fruit, and make custom chocolate bars. From harvesting of cacao pods to conching of the cacao matter to forming finished bars, courses will teach participants the skill and artistry of chocolate production. For the coffee-obsessed, come pick coffee cherries, pulp and then roast them over the Center’s authentic comal, and finally package a custom blend. Lastly, visitors interested in the rich rum history of the Caribbean will have the chance to observe and participate in the distilling process first-hand. Guests will be able to crush fresh sugar cane, watch the small-batch distilling process, and taste fresh rum agricole.