So, you really want to get away from it all? Well, this is the place. The setting, on a high bluff overlooking the Macal River, six miles down a bumpy dirt road off the main highway, is one of the most stunning/majestic/awe-inspiring in the area. The individual cabins here dont quite match that level of beauty (what could) but are quite nice, with high-pitched ceilings and big windows. The pricier ones feature large private balconies and fabulous views of the river and/or canyon cliffs. Meals are served at large communal tables in the large open-air dining room and main lodge area, which also has a fabulous view of the river below and forests all around. Much of the fresh produce is organically grown on-site, and electricity is provided by a combination of solar and hydro power sources. Swimming and inner tubing on the river from the lodge are excellent. So why two rather than three stars? While the service is topnotch, there is a good bit of nickel and diming here (like charging for coffee refills at meals).
San Ignacio› Hotel
Black Rock Jungle River Lodge
Off the road to Benque Viejo
Our Rating Neighborhood On the Road Phone 834-4038 reservations office, or 820-3929 at the lodge Prices BZ$280–BZ$310 double; BZ$370–BZ$430 deluxe. Rates lower in the off season; higher during peak periods. Amenities Restaurant; bar; pool; Wi-Fi (free); tour desk Units 20 units Web site Black Rock