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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 six cabanas simply decorated with an en suite 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 birdwatching 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 Maya ruins such as Lubaantun, where the crystal skull was discovered and Nim Li Punit.

Breakfast and lunches are served à la carte and a set three-course dinner is offered in the evening.

OUR RATING: Simple

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Tour ideas in Toledo District

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    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.

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      Grinding the cacao beans, Toledo

      Cacao Plantation and Community Visit Tour

      Cacao Plantation and Community Visit Tour

      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.

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    • Lubaantun Site, Mayan musician and Rio Blanco Park Visit
      Lubaantun Ruins, Toledo

      Lubaantun Site, Mayan musician and Rio Blanco Park Visit

      Lubaantun Site, Mayan musician and Rio Blanco Park Visit

      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.

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