Chaa Creek: A Green Getaway for Green Family Travel
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is recommended as a Green Getaway for Green Family Travel by the Family Vacation Crtic Website. The Family Vacation Critic website is your best friend when it comes to trip-planning. It features reviews of family-friendly hotels and resorts, lively discussion forums, tips, travel deals and special offers.
Belize: Inn at Chaa Creek
Located in Belize’s inland Cayo District, the Lodge at Chaa Creek gained Green Globe Silver certification in 2009 and has been a member of the Rainforest Alliance for twenty years. The eco-resort, about 20-minutes from San Ignacio, is situated on a private 365-acre nature reserve in the hills above the Macal River.
All 23 cottages feature decks, making it easy to watch for toucans, parrots and spider monkeys in the nearby trees. Both the modest thatched-roof cottages and the more elaborate casitas are decorated with tile floors and Belizean fabrics and colors. Among the resort’s many eco-friendly initiatives are howler monkey reintroduction programs plus the use of energy-efficient lighting, crushed metal cans in concrete building foundations and organic kitchen waste as fertilizer for vegetable gardens.
You and your children can watch butterflies hatch at the Butterfly Farm, learn about rainforest animals and insects at the Natural History Centre, discover the healing properties of plants on the Medicine Trail plus hike and horseback ride through the rainforest. The Eco-Kids Rainforest Adventure package, a four-night, five-day program geared to ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 15, includes many of these activities.