This family-run lodge overlooks the Macal River, with jungle-covered limestone cliffs opposite. This stunning location, combined with personalized attention, makes duPlooy's one of Cayo's most popular jungle lodges. My favorite rooms here are the spacious bungalows, which come with a king-size bed, futon couch, and large wooden veranda. Another option is the Belize River House, two separate multiroom suites that can be rented separately, or as one huge unit sleeping up to 14 people. The lodge's open-air bar features a spacious deck overlooking the river. There's a beach on the river, as well as several trails through the forest. Horses and canoes are available for rent. One of the nicest features here, though, is an elevated walkway running at the level of the forest canopy, which connects much of the complex and also juts out into the forest, offering up wonderful opportunities for bird-watching. The neighboring Belize Botanic Gardens provides even greater bird-watching opportunities, in addition to an abundance of tropical flora.
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- Recommended 2010