Eco Rainforest Lodge in Cayo on the Belize River

From $83 / night

Belmopan, Belize
Eco Rainforest Lodge in Cayo on the Belize River
1 bedrooms
3 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Cabin
Per night: $115
Per week: $750
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Belmopan vacation cabin rental
Chaya Maya Jungle Lodge is an 80 acre adventure Eco-sustainable Lodge in the Cayo District of Belize located on the Belize River.

The lodge has 3 comfortable, thatched roof cabanas (palapa, huts, cabins) with Private Outdoor Tropical Showers, a relaxing dining area, and Tipi/Yurt Luxury Camping (Glamping).

The accommodations are an eco-resort carved gently into the rainforest. We are located in the heart of Maya country. The lodge is a great vacation for family adventures, couples, honeymoons, weddings, group trips, adventure seekers, birdwatchers, backpackers, mission groups, or anyone looking to experience the heart of Cayo Belize.

Chaya Maya is right on the Belize River and in the jungle (sub-tropical rainforest). Onsite activities include Canoeing, Tubing, Nature Trails, Relaxing in hammocks, Birdwatching and Wildlife Watching.

Other adventures include caving ( ATM Caves, Cave Tubing, Crystal Cave, Barton Creek Cave, Rio Frio Cave), Zip Lining, Black Hole Drop, Mayan Ruins ( including Cahal Pech, Xanatunich, Tikal, Caracol), The Belize Zoo, Belize Botanic Garden, Local Culture (Mennonites of Spanish Lookout, San Ignacio, Belmopan), Horseback Riding, and the Inland Blue Hole.

The 80 acre rainforest is home to Howler and Spider Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots, Armadillos, Jaguars, Peccary, Gibnut, Coatimundi, Agouti, Iguana, Reptiles and many other beautiful creatures.

The Chaya Maya Permaculture Sustainable Farm also has an abundance of fruits and vegetables including Pitaya, Chaya, Bananas and Plantains, Limes, Mangos, Avocados, Pineapples, Prickly Pear, Peppers, Craboo, and Coconut. Meals are prepared using fresh ingredients from the farm, when available. The resort is located in the tall jungle canopy which is considered a sub-tropical rainforest.

The lodging accommodations have 3 thatched roof cabanas (also called huts, palapas, rooms or cabins). 2 cabanas have queen beds, 1 cabana has a king bed.

The cabanas are made in the traditional Mayan architecture with wood stick interior walls, mud exterior walls and window gills for natural airflow. Each cabana has comfortable memory foam mattresses, sitting clam chairs, hammock, dressers, nightstands and solar lights. The rooms have solar USB chargers for phones, computers, etc. but are limited with other power.

The lodge also has a Yurt or Tipi (Teepee) with a queen bed. It is a luxurious form of camping (glamping).

Camping / camp sites are available. You can bring your own tent, or rent one of ours. There are shared bathrooms and showers.

A Riverside Bar / Dining Patio is a great place to unwind. Enjoy a Belikin beer or rum punch while hearing the sounds of the rainforest and watching the birds and river view. In March, The La Ruta Mata canoe race comes directly in front of the lodge.

Meals are served from the Dining and Meeting Tropical Patio. There is a kitchen, bar, thatch cover, tables, hammocks and lounge chairs. This is a great place to eat, socialize, relax and enjoy the jungle. The patio is in a beautiful tropical setting.

Chaya Maya Jungle Lodge is centrally located to Mayan Ruins and Caves in the Cayo District. The lodge is on the Belize River in Teakettle, near Young Gal Road. Access to the lodge is across the Belize River from Young Gal Road, or by car around the Spanish Lookout side. Road access is through the jungle and requires 4 wheel drive.

ATM Caves, Cave Tubing, Spanish Lookout and Belmopan are less than 15 miles from the lodge.

Mayan Ruins and San Ignacio are approximately 20 miles from the lodge.

Belize City is approximately 50 miles from the lodge.

Transfers to the lodge are available from many locations including Belmopan Bus or Airport Terminals, The Belize International Airport, Belize City, Dangriga, Placencia, and San Ignacio.

If you are driving your own car, please call to make arrangements for parking and pickup as the road access may be too difficult for many rental cars.

LODGING (per room)

King Cabana - Private Bathroom W/ Outdoor Tropical Shower - $125 per night

Queen Cabana - Private Bathroom with Outdoor Tropical Showers - $115 per night

Yurt/Tipi - Queen, shared bath - $75 per night

Camping available - showers + bathrooms - $25 per night with own tent or add $10 for tent


Breakfast - $10

Lunch - $12

Dinner - $18

TRANSFERS (Up to 4 persons , one way, extra per additional persons)

Belize City - $120

Belize International Airport - $120

Belmopan Airport or Bus Station - $40

San Ignacio $60

Corozol $270

Placencia $240

Dangriga $190

Tikal $190

Others upon request

Belize Zoo add-on $20 per person


Tent rental - $10 per night

Canoe - unguided - $10 per hour

Canoe guided - $25 per hour

Tube - un-guided - $5 per hour

Tube - guided - $20 per hour

Note: All prices are in $USD. A tax of 9% is added. Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellations prior to 30 days, no refund for cancellations less than 30 days.

TOURS (Per person)

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) $125

Crystal Cave - $125

Cave Tubing + Zip Line - $125

St. Herman's Cave / Blue Hole $125

Zipline Canopy Tour 1/2 day $50-$75

Black Hole Drop $200

Rio Frio Cave/ 1000 Foot Falls $125

River Canoeing - 1/2 day $80

River Tubing - 1/2 day $80

River boat tour - 1/2 day $80

Cahal Pech 1/2 day - $40

Xunatunich 1/2 day - $60

Tikal $170

Caracol $120

Mennonites of Spanish Lookout 1/2 day $40

Local Culture Tour 1/2 day $40

San Ignacio Tour 1/2 day $60

Fishing Tours $ Ask for quote

Belize Zoo - $20 add on for transfer or $40

Packages (Prices are Per person)

Adventure Package - 4 nights $695, 7 nights $1195

Lodging in Cabanas - Double occupancy

Belize International Airport (or Belize City) Transfer with stop at The Belize Zoo


Use of Canoes and inner tubes

1 Full day tour or 2 Half Day Tours on non arrival or departure days

Basics Package (tours separate) - 4 nights - $345, 7 nights - $595

Lodging in Cabanas - Double occupancy

Belize International Airport Transfer

Meals (Breakfast and dinner)

Budget Package (tours separate) - 4 nights - $245, 7 nights $445

Lodging in Yurt - Double occupancy

Belmopan Transfer

Meals (Breakfast and dinner)

Island Package Add-on (tours separate) - 3 nights - $495, 4 nights - $595, 7 nights - $795

Transfers between boat dock and Chaya Maya

Roundtrip boat transfers to Long Caye in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll from Princess Hotel Pier in Belize City (Wednesdays and Saturdays)


Beachfront room - Calypso Beach Retreat

Use of Kayaks

10% discount on tours (scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye)

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Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $115 - $750 $2,500 2 Nights
Lodging tax: 9%
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)

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