The Lodge at Big Falls
The Lodge at Big Falls, Toledo District, Belize
The Lodge at Big Falls is a friendly family run property located on the Rio Grande in Toledo just 40 minutes from Punta Gorda airport.
The river winds around the hotel and each room looks down on its banks. There are 6 cabanas simply decorated with an ensuite shower room. The main reception at the lodge has internet access and a telephone. There is a large pool in the extensive grounds of the lodge and the hotel has kayaks and rubber tubes for use on the river.
There is a restaurant with a chef serving up tasty local dishes for lunch and dinner. This is a perfect place to base yourself for good bird watching in the mornings, exploring the small Mayan villages of the Toledo District, the Rio Blanco Waterfalls, taking a chocolate tour, snorkeling in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve and visiting the local Mayan ruins such as Lubaantun, where the crystal skull was discovered and Nim Li Punit.
Breakfast and lunches are served a la carte and a set 3 course dinner is offered in the evening.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Follow an experienced guide and plantation owner on a tour of a working organic cocoa farm, before visiting a traditional Belizean community located in a small village on the banks of the Moho river.
Visit a traditional Mayan musician and instrument maker, learn about the Crystal Skull and fascinating history of Lubaantun, and enjoy a swim beneath a cascading waterfall in the Rio Blanco National Park.