Table Rock Lodge

Table Rock Lodge is a lovely, intimate eco-lodge, situated right on the Macal River in the Cayo District of Belize. With only 10 cabanas, the lodge excels with its friendly and highly personalized service style.  Unlike many other lodges, here you can choose as to whether to participate in group activities or explore on your own. A good range of activities, both cultural, as well as active soft adventures, or extreme relaxation – it’s all up to you.

Garden View Room
Garden View Cabana The two Garden View Rooms are housed in the same building and share the same palm-thatched verandah.  They are located close to the dining room and bar and overlook the tropical garden. They are fitted with a hand-crafted queen-sized four-poster bed and have cooling tiled floors. The en-suite bathroom has a hot water shower. A ceiling fan keeps the air circulating, There is also a small table and armoire. The two cabins together are an ideal option for families or two couples traveling together. Electricity is limited to USB outlets only. High wattage appliances are not permitted.
Jungle View Cabanas
King Jungle View CabanaJungle View Cabañas are a bit larger and more private than the Garden View Rooms. They are spacious, stand-alone rooms offering either a handcrafted queen-sized or handmade king-sized four-poster bed, full sized futon, private thatched-roof veranda, and gorgeous views of the surrounding jungle.  These rooms all have tiled floors, private hot water river stone-lined showers, armchair, small bamboo table and chairs, two industrial ceiling fans, dresser, and hammock. Solar Electricity Note: USB Outlets Only (hair dryers and other high-wattage devices prohibited)
River Valley Cabanas
River Valley CabanaThese are the most secluded and spacious rooms at this lodge. They offer stunning views of the Macal River Valley from their cantilevered perches one hundred feet above the river. Each room has two industrial ceiling fans, en-suite hot water bathrooms with large river stone-lined showers, and writing table made of tropical hardwoods.  Featuring a large, palm-thatched veranda, hand-crafted king-sized four poster bed, full-sized futon, and hardwood floors, the River Valley View Cabañas are perfect for those who desire a truly romantic, and adventurous getaway.
Rainforest Cabin
Rainforest Cabin Master BedThis two-bedroom/one-bath cabin features a covered veranda, multiple ceiling fans, and a mixture of hardwood and ceramic tile flooring. The master bedroom contains a king-sized bed, private sitting area with panoramic views of the surrounding jungle, large tropical hardwood armoire, armchair, and a writing table. The much smaller second bedroom is perfect for the kids, with one set of bunk beds, and a small dresser. The bedrooms are linked by a half-bath, and there is a second sink basin, and a separate stone-lined shower room to help as everyone is trying to get ready at the same time. Solar Electricity Note: USB Outlets Only (hair dryers and other high-wattage devices prohibited)

Rates in 2018

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. For single or triple rates, please inquire.

 

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Room Type Low Season
Jul 1 – Oct 31, 2018
High Season
Nov 1 – Dec 20, 2018
Peak Season
Dec 21 – Jan 3, 2019
4d/3n Mayak Tunich Garden View $880 $925 $985
Queen Jungle View $935 $985 $1045
King Jungle View $965 $1025 $1085
River Valley View $1015 $1085 $1145
5d/4n Yuchul Garden View $1035 $1090 $1170
Queen Jungle View $110 $1170 $1250
King Jungle View $1145 $1225 $1305
River Valley View $1215 $1305 $1385
6d/5n Kaxanbil Garden View $1325 $1395 $1495
Queen Jungle View $1410 $1495 $1595
King Jungle View $1470 $1565 $1665
River Valley View $1555 $1665 $1765

Programs:

Mayak Tunich Package 3-N

Experience a glimpse of the sacred places of the ancient Maya while enjoying Table Rock Jungle Lodge’s charming jungle cabañas, upscale dining, and our relaxing rainforest setting.

 

Package includes:
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation
  • 2 Adventure Tours of Your Choice from our extensive list
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • All Meals, starting with dinner and ending with breakfast
  • After-Dinner Dessert
  • LIMITED Wi-Fi Service
  • Self-Guided Canoeing, Tubing, Hiking, Birdwatching, and River Swimming
  • Round-trip Ground Transfers to and from Belize City
  • Taxes and Service Charge

Yuchul Package 5D/4N

The Yuchul Package offers 5 days and 4 nights of adventures that you can choose according to your preference and time schedule.

 

Package includes:
  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation
  • 2 Adventure Tours from our extensive list and 1 Open Day to enjoy our on-site activities 
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • All Meals, starting with dinner and ending with breakfast
  • After-Dinner Dessert
  • LIMITED Wi-Fi Service
  • Self-Guided Canoeing, Tubing, Hiking, Birdwatching, and River Swimming
  • Round-trip Ground Transfers to and from Belize City
  • Taxes and Service Charges for the above

Kaxanbil Package 6d/5n

The Kaxanbil Package offers an optimal, 5-night experience.  With time for both visiting the best of the Cayo region’s natural wonders and enjoying all that Table Rock has to offer.

 

Package includes:
  • 5 Nights’  Accommodation
  • 3 Adventure Tours from our extensive list and 1 Open Day to enjoy on-site activities
  • All Meals, starting with dinner and ending with breakfast
  • After-Dinner Dessert
  • LIMITED Wi-Fi Service
  • Self-Guided Canoeing, Tubing, Hiking, Birdwatching, and River Swimming
  • Round-trip Ground Transfers to and from Belize City 
  • Taxes and Service Charges for the above
Table Rock is located 70 miles west (approximately 2 hours) of the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City and 5 miles south of San Ignacio Town on the Cristo Rey Road (the road to Caracol) in the Cayo District.

Transfers are not included in the rates, but a private transfer from the airport to the lodge can be arranged at an extra charge.

See package details for what is included in each. There are on-site and off-site activities which you can freely choose. Accommodations will be according to your preference. Special dietary requests can be catered for if arranged in advance.
  • Transfers to or from the lodge
  • Copy and printing services
  • International phone calls
  • Laundry Service
  • In-Room Massage
  • Baby-sitting service

Weather

Belize has a sub-tropical climate. Temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees Celsius (70 – 105 F) with high humidity during the day, dropping at night to 20 to 27 C (70 to 80 F).

From November to May is considered ‘dry season’ and conditions are usually clear, sunny, and warm.  However, November and December are generally cooler and wetter.  As Central America is ‘sub-tropical’ one has to expect rains at any time, however during the ‘dry season,’ these are less frequent and less heavy and usually don’t last very long. For those traveling at the beginning of the dry season (Nov & Dec), make sure you bring a rain-jacket, hat, and some warmer clothing.

June through October is considered wet, or ‘green’ season. It is hotter, more humid and generally rains more. Especially in the afternoons and evenings, tremendous thunderstorms can build up.

Since Western Belize is covered by tropical rainforest, you can expect it to rain at any time.

Insects

Yes, there are insects, including some that can carry nasty diseases. It is important to protect yourself adequately by wearing light-weight, long-sleeved shirts and pants and by using an effective insect repellent (those containing 15%-20% Deet tend to work quite well). To ward off sand-flies, coconut oil or skin-so-soft has proven most useful.

Electricity, cell phones & devices

  • This is a 100% energy self-sufficient lodge, using solar electricity backed up by generator power to offer 24-hour electricity. However, to help preserve our delicate solar-powered energy system, we do impose certain restrictions on electricity use:
    • We offer USB outlets ONLY in each guest room. There are 110V charging stations located in our guest common areas for the charging of larger items, such as laptops. We do have accommodations for our guests who need to use a CPAP machine – please ask.
    • The use of hairdryers, curling irons, clothes irons, hot rollers, and other high-wattage electrical appliances is PROHIBITED.
    • There is no air conditioning. Industrial ceiling fans are provided in all guest rooms and common areas.
    • We do not offer mini-fridges, televisions, coffee makers, or hot plates in any of our guest rooms.

Insurance

All trip participants are required to get Travel Medical / Evacuation Insurance.  We also strongly suggest that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance.  Some insurance packages include both bundled together.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Air tickets
  • Favorite snacks for between meals
  • Personal spending and emergency funds
  • 1 extra set of clothes for flight home
  • 1 pair sturdy shoes (not leather – leather does not like humidity!)
  • 1 or 2 pair lightweight quick-dry long pants
  • Underwear
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • 2 pair quick-dry nylon shorts and/or loose skirt or sarong
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeved shirts preferably with a collar (for protection from the sun & bugs).
  • 1 fleece jacket or wool sweater (this will keep you warm even when wet)
  • 1 good quality rain jacket
  • 1 wide-brimmed sunhat (to keep the sun off your face and neck)
  • Spare set of eyeglasses (even if you wear contact lenses) and contact lens solution
  • 1 headlamp and spare batteries
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication and prescriptions
  • Small personal First Aid Kit: i.e. Band-Aids, aspirin/Tylenol, scissors, tweezers, safety pins
  • Sunscreen –  biodegradable
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Vaseline, Aloe Vera lotion, or skin care cream
  • Caladryl/After Bite/Benadryl Cream or lotion to ease itching from bug bites
  • Insect repellent (20 – 100% Deet)
  • 2 to 3 garbage bags – serves as extra waterproofing protection and keeps wet gear separate
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper or sensitive to wave noise and animal/bird sounds

Optional Packing List

  • Camera equipment – waterproof or waterproof throw-away camera
  • Binoculars
  • Bug jacket
  • Skin-So-Soft Avon used as a repellent
  • Small day-pack (can be handy on any of our trips)
At Table Rock Jungle Lodge we are passionate about providing guests and visitors with a sustainable quality product that protects the environment and conserves natural resources while promoting and protecting the local culture and economy.

These are our sustainable practices:

  • Generating 100% of our own electricity via solar panels and a highly efficient battery/inverter system.
  • Supplying the majority of our running water with rainwater.
  • Supplying much of the fruit served to you from our farm.
  • Supplying all eggs from the free-range chickens on our farm.
  • Supplying fresh herbs and select vegetables from our farm and neighboring farms.
  • Minimizing the use of electrical lighting.
  • Reducing the effect of light pollution, which affects bird migration and the normal patterns of nocturnal animals, by using low-wattage lighting, covered directional lighting, and fewer lighting fixtures.
  • Not using high-draw electrical appliances, such as electric ovens, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, televisions, air conditioning, and microwave ovens.
  • Adopting one mile of roadway to be kept free from litter.
  • Limiting the number of electrical power outlets.
  • Operating only the most energy efficient practical large appliances possible, such butane-powered clothes dryers, and ovens, and Energy Star rated refrigerators and washing machines.
  • Utilizing gravity, rather than gas or electric pumps, for water flow.
  • Limiting water usage and irrigating specified areas with “gray water” from showers, sinks, and laundry.
  • Utilizing on-demand water pressure-activated butane water heaters, rather than constant-running tank-style water heaters.
  • Cooling with ceiling fans rather than air conditioning.
  • Limiting the number of cabañas and building on piers to avoid altering the landscape as much as possible.
  • Recycling as many products as possible for reuse on the grounds, including food scraps, shopping bags, and containers.
  • Utilizing cloth napkins, rather than paper, for dining service.
  • Replanting with indigenous and endemic species of plants and trees where possible, including our Mahogany Reforestation Project.
  • Clearing underbrush from forested areas and maintaining that level of forestry maintenance in order to promote the healthy growth of existing mature trees and reducing the impact of wildfires.
  • Encouraging the planting of trees and plants necessary for wildlife.
  • Using the minimum agricultural and horticultural chemicals.
  • Where choice exists, purchasing products that harm the environment the least.
  • Not keeping any wild animal captive unless in an emergency situation where there is no alternative. As soon as possible seeking an appropriate “home” for any captive animal or returning them to the wild.
  • Actively discouraging hunting of protected species within the community.
  • Actively discouraging the trafficking of flora and fauna, internationally, nationally, and locally.
  • Actively encouraging and promoting the work of the Protected Area Conservation Trust (P.A.C.T).
  • Giving preference to products that are environmentally friendly.
  • Giving preference to those products that are from sustainable sources.
  • Purchasing products with the least packaging possible.
  • Supporting and promoting nature conservancy organizations, such as Sea to Shore Alliance (Save the Manatees), The Belizean Raptor Center, Cayo Animal Welfare Society (Humane Society), the Belize Zoo, and the Green Iguana Conservation Project.

We also donate to numerous social causes and projects:

  • Pack for a Purpose
  • Cristo Rey Primary School & St. Andrew’s Primary School
  • Rotary Club International
  • Angel Says Read, Library Donation Project
  • Thomas Jackson Spring Memorial Fund to assist the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Pediatric Ward
  • Local Sports and Youth groups
  • Individuals with special medical needs
  • Cristo Rey Village Water Board & Village Council
  • Belize Cancer Society
  • St. John’s College Leadership Club
  • La Ruta Maya River Challenge Teams
  • Marketing only regionally made products in our gift shop.
  • Purchasing locally made food, beverages, and cleaning products when possible and practical.
  • Hiring Belizean staff and hiring from within the two closest villages whenever possible.
  • Encouraging apprenticeships for younger local workers, specifically focusing on traditional building practices, sustainable practices, and training in the tourism industry.