The Resort and Rooms, Belcampo
Previously know as Machaca Hill Lodge, Belcampo was born in 2011. Belcampo Inc took to the reins of the lodge and own and sustainably manage farms in California, Belize and Uruguay, producing food of the highest quality and integrity. In each country, Belcampo has developed methods of providing the best tasting food and drink the earth can produce, in a way that provides a clear path from farm to table.
Belcampo Belize is far beyond the realms of a farm, offering guests’ luxury, tranquillity and myriad Belize adventures. Located upriver from the Caribbean sea, yet situated in the midst of the rainforest and jungle, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Highlights of the lodge include an exquisitely designed spa, tropical pool, sundeck, a sweeping lawn where guests gather for high tea, a communal fire pit, a 400’ private tram that transports you to the lodge’s riverside deck, a waterfront dining area and Maya bar and plenty of vantage points to soak in the spectacular surroundings (and often the ‘neighbours’… monkeys and toucans are regular visitors).
Located a short drive from the southern town of Punda Gorda in the deep south of the country, getting to Belcampo is easy via a 40 minute light aircraft transfer from Belize International Airport and transfers between the resort and the airstrip are included.
The Lodge’s location in the lush rainforest yet close proximity to the Caribbean Sea and means that the list of activities to do at Belcampo will keep you stimulated for days. Fly-fishing guides take anglers out to the lagoons, rivers and world-famous salt flats, with their vast populations of tarpon, permit and bonefish. If birding is your thing there are a network of trails with plenty of lookouts and scopes. PADI-certified instructors and dive-masters take scuba divers to the best of the world’s second-largest barrier reef and this list continues, with Mayan ruins, organic farms tours, visits to local villages and even going fishing with the chef, who prepares your lunch at Mojo Caye.
Luxury Suites – Coming Autumn 2013
With commanding views of the jungle and ocean, a King-size canopy bed and ample lounging areas, the suites offer guests a tropical and luxurious hideaway. Tucked away from the Main Lodge, these premiere suites are a secret haven.
Nestled amidst lush, tropical gardens are the Jungle Suites. These spacious rooms come with two queen-size beds, tall ceilings and full-length windows and plenty of local artisan touches.
Ridge House Suites – Coming Autumn 2013
Perched high above a ridge lies the jungle house with panoramic views of Belize, Guatemala, and even Honduras. The Ridge House can be rented as four individual suites, two 2-bedroom suites, or a four-room house with a communal dining area and plunge pool. Each suite is equipped with two queen-size canopy beds.
Surrounded by beautiful vistas and spacious areas to lounge, the Lodge Suites offer the best in hospitality and affordability. With two bunk beds, these rooms are ideal for family or group getaways.
All Rooms Include:
- One daybed
- Local hardwood artisan furniture
- Private veranda for lounging
- In-room sitting area
- Spacious bathroom with private walk-in showers with floor-to-ceiling jungle views
- Private entrance
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary laundry services
- Ceiling fans
- In-room safes
- Small fridges
- Hair dryer
- Complimentary wifi
The farm and food alone are reasons to visit Belcampo – The farm generates an edible landscape full of heirloom and tropical ingredients like chaya, cilantro, okra, lemongrass and mint as well as a variety of wild spices. In addition to the diverse produce cultivated on the land, livestock is raised. Hogs feed on fruit, vegetables and sugar cane and the pastured chickens roam freely.
The Lodge Restaurant draws inspiration from Belize’s unique cultural and natural diversity. The kitchens reinterpret traditional Belizean dishes that have developed over time, with strong influences from the local Maya, Garifuna, Creole, Indian and Mestizo communities. The bulk of the ingredients are grown onsite, including corn, squash, chaya, cilantro as well as a harvest wild foods foraged from the jungle.
In addition to the animals reared at the Lodge, the restaurant sources humanely raised meat from local Mennonite farms and seasonally sourced fish from local, small-scale fisherman. Sustainability, traceability and vibrant, regional flavours are at the heart of the food. Don’t miss out on the home made breakfast sausages and bacon smoked over cinnamon and allspice cuttings from the jungle!
|LOW SEASON1 May – 01 October
1 November – 17 December
|HIGH SEASON5 January – 30 March
7 April – 30 April
|PEAK SEASON18 December – 4 January
30 March – 6 April
|Jungle King Suites||$487||$649||$716|
Nestled amidst lush tropical foliage, lies our Jungle suites. These spacious rooms, with either two queen beds or one king bed, tall ceilings and full-length windows afford an airy retreat. From freshly cut tropical flowers to our handwritten welcome note to locally made soap, we make sure that none of the details are overlooked.
Jungle King Suites
Nestled amidst lush tropical foliage, lies our Jungle King suites. Designed by Jeffery Allan Marks, these spacious rooms with tall ceilings and full-length windows afford an airy retreat.
From freshly cut tropical flowers to locally made soap, we make sure that no details are overlooked. These suites are equipped with California king beds.
Our four new Ridge Suites offer stunning views from the Maya Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. Each 750 sq. ft. suite with a California king bed provides a private screened porch, outdoor soaking tubs, and access to a 40’ salt water infinity pool and spacious decks. These suites are equipped with California king beds plus daybeds.
Our room rates are per room per night based on double occupancy and include: round trip transfers between Lodge and Punta Gorda airstrip, accommodation, full breakfast (including coffee, tea and juices served with breakfast), daily snacks, nightly turndown service, personal laundry services, use of gym and complimentary activities (self-guided kayaking or canoeing, mountain biking, and onsite hiking). 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.
Prices are in USD and exclude 9% Hotel Tax and 10% Service Charge.
Luxurious agri-tourism experience Beautiful and serene tree house is what we found at Belcampo. From the arrival to the lavender face cloth to the organic farm, we found this resort to be the best way to end our diving and fishing trip in Belize. Not even the being awaken by Howling monkeys in the middle of the night seemed to bother us. Incredibly attentive staff, waiters, front desk, masseuse, gardeners and guides. Looking forward to returning to this very special place.
Cristina M, Denver
Paradise on earth My wife and I spent one full week at the Belcampo Belize Lodge. Everything was fantastic, the staff made us feel very special, and treated us like family. The property is very luxurious, and the rooms (and bathrooms) were extremely comfortable. The tour guides were excellent, notably Vince on the Cave Tour and taking us into town and showing us around.
In addition, the food and drink was the best we had ever had. We opted for the meal plan, which although in hindsight was much more food than we could ever eat, allowed us to sample virtually everything off of the menu. Dinner was never repeated in the 7 nights we were there, and the quality of the food & drink was superb. Hats off to everyone at Belcampo – this was the trip of a lifetime!
J Eeter, London