Last month when my mom’s visit to Placencia ended and we drove her back to the international airport we decided to grab a quick overnight in the jungle on our way home. This broke up the driving for us as it’s about 3 ½ hours each way to and from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport to Placencia Village. We enjoyed a beautiful cabana in a lush setting just off the Hummingbird Highway near St. Herman’s Cave and Blue Hole Park. Reach Jaguar Creek Lodge from the same access road as Ian Anderson’s Cave Branch.
This lodge is ideal for nature lovers and adventurers. Perfectly situated for birding or spotting other wildlife and a short commute to caving and zip lining tours, Jaguar Creek would make a great base for the inland portion of your Belize vacation. We loved the beautiful boardwalks throughout the property and our room had exceptionally comfortable beds. The included meals in the dining room were delicious and filling and the staff was over-the-top attentive.
Borrow a tube from the lodge and carry it down to the stream for a self-guided float through the forest. The route is rather shallow so I had to keep bumping along over the stones but Mitch had no issues and requested to do it over and over again. There was also a short and easy hike that looped the tubing area. If you are in the area and searching for a nice overnight option or you are planning a trip and looking for a great jungle lodge to base yourself for inland tours than check out Jaguar Creek. You will sleep like a dream… until the howler monkeys wake you.
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