Many of the visitors to duPlooy’s try zip-lining and cave tubing adventure. Our favorite place for zip-lining is Calico Jack’s. It’s also the closest one to duPlooy’s and can be combined with one of these other activities – canoeing through Barton Creek Cave, Xunantunch or Cahal Pech Maya site, a swim in Big Rock Falls, Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, a Chocolate making demonstration, or a stop at the Green Iguana project. Continue reading Zip-lining in Belize→
Belize Botanic Gardens – A Botanic Garden in Belize, (BBG), a nonprofit organization, is comprised of 45 acres of gardens, arboretum and natural areas in the Cayo District. As part of our mission, the main focus of our collections is native plants of Belize with emphasis on endemics (known only to live in their country of origin), though we include exotic, non-invasive plant species.
Last year, daughter, Shayla and her husband, Chris moved to Belize from Seattle to help me manage duPlooy’s. I’m not retiring or leaving Belize – just doing less of the day to day management. It’s great to have some of the family back and a big help to me.
If you’re thinking of coming with a group to Belize, check out La Casona. This is the family house which is way too big for Judy to live in on her own so we added it to the room roster at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge. La Casona is a great place for groups of any type and large families. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, a large front porch, deck, den, living room, dining room, kitchen and children’s playroom upstairs. Downstairs are 3 bedrooms, 1 more bath a living room and large game room which can also be used as a classroom when needed.
While you’re here at our eco lodge, take time to visit adjacent Belize Botanic Gardens and walk the trails inside the gardens and around the property. There is a self-guide booklet in your room that you can use in the gardens. It is very informative. Look in the back to find information on the Medicinal Plants you will find on one of the trails.
Take a hike to Valley View. It’s about a km and worth the view. It’s a great place to just sit and absorb your surroundings.