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Family jungle lodge in Belize

Nelson, Canada
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Family jungle lodge in Belize

Hi there, I have two kids, 11 and 13, and I want to take them to a jungle lodge in Belize. We are an active family, looking for all the fun tours that are offered. We’re not looking for luxury but more of a family friendly place. What do you recommend?

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The Dalles, Oregon
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for Guatemala, Belize
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331 reviews
1. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

My 2 favorites:

https:/…belize-on-a-budget-casitas

https://sweetsongslodge.com/

The latter was sold last week, previously known as duPlooy's. You can't go wrong with either. My photos with blog links on the main page of each collection are below in case you're interested - all my recommendations are embedded there.

Happy trails!

flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/collections

belize
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for Belize, Placencia, Ambergris Caye, Cayo, San Ignacio
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2. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

New ownership and mgmt at duPlooys. They have a track record in Belize, but lets see what they do before recommending on a public forum. Suggesting is another thing, but recommend? We have no idea what their policies are or if they will be sustainable. And that is important.

The Dalles, Oregon
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3. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

Your point is well taken, Katie - I should have said that I've had fantastic experiences at duPlooy's and hope the same is true with the new owners and management.

belize
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4. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

Me too

Charlotte, North...
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5. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

We stayed at Black Rock Lodge and loved it. It may fall more into the "luxury" category than you are looking for but I can tell you that the lodge is family friendly and the tours and the guides are fantastic and great with kids. I wrote about our stay and all our tours here: http://www.parentswithpassports.com/belize-2/

Central Mexico and...
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6. Re: Family jungle lodge in Belize

Have you looked into Vanilla Hills Lodge or Black Rock Lodge?

BLR is a little but further from town but in an amazing setting next to the Macal river.

VHL is just 10 minutes away from downtown, still with jungle setting, right next to the Mopan river.

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