Chaa Creek Resort

Tucked away in the heart of Maya forest and above the Macal River you’ll find one of Belize’s most famous eco-retreats, Chaa Creek. With over 30 years of experience and countless awards (Conde Nast, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, Forbes, and CNN), Chaa Creek is a pioneer in adventure and eco-friendly travel in Belize.

What started as a small farm project on 140-acres back in 1977 turned into a 365-acre nature reserve complete with a luxury eco-resort. Cha Creek officially opened in 1981, but electricity didn’t appear in the small, rustic cottages until 1987 and hot water in 1988. As Chaa Creek continued to grow and gain in popularity, they expanded to 21 cottages in 1997 and a complete renovation in 2000, including upgrades in all the rooms and a new spa. Today you’ll find a number of fine amenities blended naturally with the surrounding jungle and a total of 23 cottages as well as upgraded one, two, and three bedroom suites and villas. These suites and villas offer special touches and more space with private outdoor areas, jacuzzi tubs, and/or varying rainforest and Macal River views.

Chaa Creek is famously known for its abundance of available activities, both on-site and off-property. The 365-acre nature reserve hosts a number of trails, which are perfect for day and night hikes, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birding, and horseback riding (horse stables on the property). Your stay at Chaa Creek includes a number of complimentary guided tours: Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, Ruta Maya self-guided hiking trails, canoeing, early-morning guided bird watching, and a Maya Medicine Plant Trail. When you’re not busy exploring the reserve or off-site on a tour, make sure to enjoy the infinity pool or one of many treatments at the full-service spa. For dining, Cha Creek uses the freshest, organic produce from their gardens as well as home-baked breads and pastries from their in-house bakery. Another fabulous reason we love Chaa Creek (as if we need more) is that 10% of all accommodation revenues go to social and environmental programs.

  • Located 10 minutes outside of San Ignacio
  • 365-acre nature reserve
  • 23 Cottages, one 1-bedroom Macal Cottage, one 2-bedroom Complete Garden Jacuzzi Suite (can be booked separately), two 1-bedroom Treetop Jacuzzi Suites, one 3-bedroom Orchard Villa, one 3-bedroom Spa Villa, and two 2-bedroom Ix Chel Villas
  • The Spa Villa and Ix Chel Villas come with A/C while the remaining rooms offer jungle breezes and ceiling fans
  • Breakfast included
  • 56,000-gallon infinity swimming pool
  • Mariposa Restaurant offers “fine jungle dining”
  • Hilltop Spa with full service menu
  • Over 10 miles of maintained trails
  • 33-acre Maya organic farm delivers farm-to-table produce
  • Equestrian centre at Chaa Creek Stables
  • Conference Center
  • Complimentary tours include: Natural History Centre, Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm, canoeing, guided bird watching, and Maya medicinal plant trail
  • Yearly scholarship program and summer camp for nearby school children
  • 10% of all accommodation revenues at Chaa Creek go directly into social and environmental programs or contributions
  • Travel+Leisure: World’s Best Hotel & Best in Central and South America
  • Conde Nast: Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, Eco-tourism Award, World’s Best Places To Stay In Central & South America
  • National Geographic Ecolodge
  • CNN Traveler: Best Environmentally Friendly Hotels
  • Forbes Traveler: Celebrity Love Nests
  • Hotel of the Year: The Belize Tourism Board
  • Pack-a-Pound-Program (similar to Pack for a Purpose): ask us how you can help bring donations to local communities