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Hill Bank Field Station

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in April 2017. My children are aged 11 and 15. We all agreed that this was the best part of our holiday to Belize. The food was fantastic, all home cooked local food. We stayed in the private cabanas and these were comfortable and clean with plenty of hot water. Even though there is...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for an 'off the beaten track' Belizean experience?; consider Hill Bank Station. Located in NW Orange Walk District, this former logging camp is part of the Rio Brava Conservation and Management Area , accessed by an unpaved road (1-1/2 HR) south of San Felipe. Through conversations with Baldezar, the station manager, and Marcus, the naturalist guide, we learned of...

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Dunnellon, Florida
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The location is remote but worth every bump and pothole. Get good directions and do not get discouraged, you are on the right road since there is only one. We were the only couple there for three wonderful days. The cabin was clean, comfortable, quiet. In the morning the deer, pheasant, birds were just outside our door to greet us....

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Thank Philip S
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Hillbank is one of the best ecotourism establishments I've ever visited. I usually take student groups to do field studies at Hillbank and the staff never seizes to amaze. Vladimir, Marcus and Francisco always ensure we have a fantastic time. It is evident that these guys really love what they do and their love and appreciation is passed on to...

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Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The Hill Bank Field Station was my first ever experience of ecotourism and although I was at first sceptical that you could enjoy a fun holiday with little or no environmental impact, I was proven well and truly wrong. Travelling to the station is undeniably difficult and long winded due to the poor local infrastructure, such as long, slow, dirt...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We spent three wonderful days and nights at Hill Bank. Our cabana was most comfortable, we were well fed and we learned so much about the country, the land and the efforts to save endangered trees and wildlife. Marcos was a fantastic guide for birds, plants, insects and the local history. He led us on day and night walks and...

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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Hill Bank is worth a visit if you like going back to nature. We stayed there for 2 nights and we enjoyed everything. There is no public transportation to the station so you have to go with your own truck or a ranger has to pick you up. In our case Marcos was picking us up and on the road...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We only were at Hill Bank for 1 night, but is's worth the d-tour. Finding our way over there was a bit of a challenge, were are tourists from Europe, but worth the trip. You really get a feel for the forest, local and wildlife. The Ranger welcomed us very friendly, diner was served in the main building. Good food,...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We recently spent 3 days at the charming Cabana at Hill Bank Lodge in the Rio Bravo Conservation Area. We had the good fortune of having Marcos as our guide throughout our stay. He went out of his way to guide us through several activities including birding, night time wildlife viewing, canoeing on the lagoon etc. it is an amazing...

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Kralendijk, null, Netherlands Antilles
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We stayed here in April, with our 2 sons, age 6 and 7. What a wonderful time we had at Hill Bank. Yes, the accommodation is basic, but what a place to be ! Nature at it's best. I am amazed we were the only guests at that time. Our tour guide, Marcus, was wonderful. He showed and told us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hill Bank Field Station is an important site of Belize’s colonial history bringing to life the architecture and artifacts of colonial land use such as quaint wooden buildings of logging camps, antique steam engines and railroad tracks. Visitor are provided with the opportunity to meet the local faces behind cutting-edge research on sustainable forestry and carbon sequestration. Guests can choose accommodations in a state of the art ‘green dorm,’ Hill Bank’s Caza Balanza which sleeps 30, and that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system. Or you can choose our charming and quaint cabana with two units that sleeps 4 with private baths. Gift shop, dining facilities and internet wi-fi services available. Explore the wilds of Hill Bank by canoeing, crocodile spotting, hiking nature trails, biking, birding and jungle trekking or simply enjoy a scenic boat ride, replete with wildlife sightings along the New River Lagoon. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco-Adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hill Bank Field Station

Address: Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Orange Walk 00000, Belize
Region: Belize > Orange Walk District > Orange Walk
Price Range: $69 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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