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Negroman Road, Black Rock, San Ignacio 00001 Belize
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Black Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest location offers unmatched opportunity for adventure. Whether canoeing the Macal River, horseback riding to Flourcamp Cave, or touring nearby Tikal & Caracol, guests are inspired by the diversity of the local wildlife, including over 320 bird species sighted on the property. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in every aspect of your stay and our knowledgeable and friendly staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Internet
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sam J wrote a review 18 Jan
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Black Rock is off the beaten path. We drove there, and it was a journey! The road in is long and bumpy, through mostly farmland. We thought that maybe we'd be able to go explore the town after checking in but once we made it there it was such a journey we didn't want to leave again, especially since it was getting late and we did NOT want to drive that road in the dark. The good news is that once you get to the Black Rock Lodge, you won't want or need to go anywhere! The place is a picturesque retreat with quaint open-air cottages for rooms and a full-service resort. Dinner and breakfast are available at the main center, as well as a number of different activities. You can, if you want, book all your activities through the front desk. The food is great, though their options are limited (one meat or vegetarian dinner option each day). You couldn't ask for nicer scenery. We particularly appreciated the emphasis on birding. The main lodge has a platform with fruit and birdseed set up so that there are birds visiting at all daylight hours, and they have staff on had to take you on walking tours of the grounds. Thanks to Fernando, we got to see a red-capped manakin!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Amy S wrote a review 15 Jan
Woodinville, Washington5 contributions
Black Rock was a great base for our mainland tourism -- the setting is lush and beautiful. Hearing the howler monkeys at night, stuff pattering on your roof and the sounds of "something" brushing through your trees is just part of the experience. I only had to usher one rather large spider out of the room, which was Riverfront #5. There were lots of activities -- as a group of 8 that meant that there were things that we all did and excursions just a few would do, as there was plenty to do onsite, including vegging out on the hammock (which was super comfortable, I bought one for home when we got to San Pedro). Victor was amazing planning our excursions and dealing with my FOMO paralyzed brother-in-law who wanted to do things no one else did. The food was delicious, and the drinks were tasty. It does end up adding up, especially since we have 4 adult drinkers in the family, but they weren't overpriced. TIPS: put bug repellent on as soon as you plan to leave your room. Go early to breakfast and sit at the back bar as the birds will be going to town on the fruit. Build in tour stops to your transfers to and from Belize City -- we did the Belize Zoo on the way in and Xunantunich on the way out, with Goldburn as our guide. If you go to the Botanical Gardens ask for Lloyd as he used to work there. Francisco was also really great on our strenuous hike to the top of the cliff, and our bird tour. He would always stop and tell us something new about the flora when he knew some of us needed to catch our breaths. Definitely do your first hike guided as there are some things you shouldn't touch on some of the trails.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Upgrade to Riverfront for sure. Some of the Classic Cabins have less ideal locations.
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lambkin21 wrote a review 13 Jan
Redditch, United Kingdom158 contributions62 helpful votes
the road to Black rock is very bumpy but worth travelling it, Victor was a great guide, went out of his way to make my visit easy as I had just had a new knee and mobility was not great. Maya ruins, Barton creek and Hummingbirds, what's not to like!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Kelli L wrote a review 8 Jan
San Francisco, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the staff here. Mason makes one of the best pina coladas in Belize and Victoria made every meal an absolute delight. The food was really really good. Didn’t have one bad meal in their charming restaurant/bar area where we ate looking out on the hummingbirds, river and gorgeous starry night skies. The location is great as a base for local activities and it’s very quiet and peaceful. We stayed in cabin 17… never did get any hot water in the shower, but could hear the howler monkeys at night and woke up to dawn over a canopy of happy birds and lush jungle. We had one of the best massages ever… book it after you do the ATM tour (you’ll need it!) TIP: Save yourself from renting a car or getting a transfer — Maya airstrip is right down the road and we wished we’d known about that option. The tour activities are an easy shuttle ride into town to meet the guide or Black Rock staff can take you to local spots.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for price clarity and options up front.
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4AnnT wrote a review 7 Jan
Sunnyvale, California73 contributions18 helpful votes
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Spent 3 nights as a couple over Christmas week. Beautiful location away from everything. Lots of great tours personalized to your interests and friendly knowledgeable guides. Room are very basic , no hair driers , no wifi, no ac , only one electric outlet by the bathroom. Dinners are very disappointing one vegetarian and one none vegetarian option , both are western. Would have wished to try some local specialties at dinner. Same goes for drinks , all basic western bar options poorly mixed and overpriced. Not too many communal areas where one can seat and relax. They have a small airport nearby if you want to skip 3 hour non eventful drive to Belize city, but make sure to time your dates correctly as that airport doesn’t have flights every day. If you can , don’t choose basic room. They are very uncomfortable and poorly designed.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$131 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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black rock hotel san ignacio
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Rock Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Black Rock Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Belize Botanic Gardens (5.5 km), Chaa Creek Natural History Museum (7.0 km), and Chechem Ha Cave (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Black Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Black Rock Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Black Rock Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Black Rock Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Rock Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (9.7 km) and El Pilar (12.1 km).
Does Black Rock Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.