Mick Fleming, organic farmer and naturalist, talks with a school teacher and a Nun from Belize City about helping them start an organic garden to grow food on a plot of land behind their school. The students had come to Chaa Creek Lodge for a tour of Chaa Creek’s Maya Organic farm and orchards, Natural History Center and the Lodge’s Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm.
I can’t wait to walk through the jungle with my son as we learn about the native plants of Belize and identify the birds and their rhythmic calls. The excitement of seeing a blue morpho for the first time is almost too much. Perhaps we’ll mountain bike the trails of this 365-acre reserve or canoe the Macal River. Most of all, I can’t wait to close my eyes at night and listen to the sounds of the Jungle lull me to sleep. In this magical place, Dad will be smiling when we close our eyes under the Belizean moon.
A wealth of adventurous options are waiting to accommodate all travelers, from those who prefer to longue indoors in their spacious rooms, to those intrepid individuals who wish to venture forth into the welcoming rainforests. Horseback riding and hiking trails are available which will take you through the winding paths of the natural reserve. Canoeing down the peaceful Macal River will allow you two hours of enjoyable scenery and a lively ecosystem. Finally, perhaps you would love to visit the highly acclaimed Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm, where you will have the opportunity to observe, interact with and learn more about the regions “Belizean Blue” butterflies. This is a prime destination spot for families, couples and anyone with a passion to learn about the environment and all its creatures.