MACAL RIVER JUNGLE CAMP – Chaa Creek’s jungly cousin”

I’m posting this after the fact but there aren’t many reviews and we think very highly of this place. Macal River Jungle Camp is a subsidiary of Chaa Creek, located a mile or so away on the Macal River. The setting is gorgeous and very “jungly” – we saw iguanas, tarantulas, motmots, toucans, aracaris, and parrots from our hammocks. The tent-cabins are sweet, spread out around a clearing in the jungle with the dining area in the middle. The bathrooms and showers (hot water!) are shared but clean and and the camp host, Docio, very accommodating and friendly; there’s no electricity so before dinner he goes around and lights lanterns in the cabins and along the paths. Great hiking, comfortable beds and hammocks, good food (dinner and breakfast are included in the price and are served in an open-air palapa), and you have free access to the Chaa Creek amenities (pool, internet, natural history museum, butterfly house) and tours. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Source: Trip Advisor 2009

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