duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, located along the banks of the Macal River offers a large variety of adventures. Frolick about in waterfalls and cascading pools, ride a horse to a cave and float back downstream to the lodge. Experience the famous ATM (Actun Tunichil Mucknal) Cave, climb Mayan temples in Belize and Guatemala.
Canoe through the Mayan underworld and zing high above the canopy on a zipline or or try rappelling 300 ft down into a sink hole.
duPlooy Hiking Trails
Some people consider just traveling the 4-mile dirt road to get here an adventure and spend the rest of their vacation enjoying the grounds, having a relaxing massage or lounging in their hammock with a cool belikin beer.
With access to 5 Maya sites, hiking trails, waterfalls, canoeing, horseback riding, several caves and more, duPlooy’s is the perfect jump-off place for your Belize Jungle Adventure. With so much to do, just “make sure you stay long enough”
Adjacent to duPlooy’s is Belize Botanic Gardens. duPlooy’s guests get to go there anytime they want, included with the room charge, along with Continental Breakfast and use of inner tubes and canoes around the lodge.
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.
Belize Botanic Gardens, located right next to duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge features conservation collections of Belizean flora, an extensive Maya Medicine Trail, Rainforest and Savannah Trails, Trails for hiking and more.
Visit for a day and learn about the flora of Belize, eat a delicious lunch at duPlooy’s, swim in the Macal River – it’s a great day out. Better yet, stay at duPlooy’s where the Belize Botanic Garden entrance is included with your room, as well as continental breakfast and use of tubes and canoes on the river.
Bring your group and reserve a Mayan Cultural experience – learn about Medicine plants, make a broom from palm fronds and cook tamales over a wood fire for your lunch