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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We spent four night at La Milpa and enjoyed every minute. The facilities are very comfortable, well-maintained, and very clean. It is so peaceful there you can hear all the birds chirp and the howler monkey roaring in the distance. The food is plentiful and nicely prepared. The breakfast fruit displays are truly something to admire - a different one...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We rented a car and drove to La Milpa. The road was better than expected, lots of unpaved sections after Orange walk but well graded. The lodge facilities were very nice, clean and comfortable. The food was good, huge portions. We loved the guide, Melvis, he is a good bird watcher and nice person all around.

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Belize District, Belize
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Nice educational location to take the kids. Not a luxury spot but the environment is awesome. Great value and delicious home cooked food, Eco friendly and low budget. The kids went on a class trip and everyone had fun. The guides are trained and knowledgeable and enhanced the experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were amazingly kind and...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 2 February 2015

It takes some time to travel out and reach the field station, but I can assure you that it is worth it! Once you get to the field station, you are immediately at peace in your surroundings. It is quiet, the only sounds are of nature coming through. The beds are very comfortable, the food AMAZING, and the nature activities...

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Meridian, Idaho
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is a wonderful place that gives you a true feel of Belize! Rooms are great, staff was awesome, and excellent food! The tours, wildlife, and surroundings make for a wonderful and memorable stay! Don't miss the red eyed tree frog!

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1Thank Craig G
Reviewed 18 August 2014

When my wife and I travel, we’re willing to sacrifice niceties to stay at places that are remote and offer great wildlife sighting opportunities. The La Milpa Field Station of the Rio Bravo Preserve is about as remote as you can get in a country the size of Belize, and from what we had read before our stay, we expected...

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2Thank Brian J
Montreal
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We were so glad to have visited La Milpa Field Station. I planned about 8 months in advance by email, which went smoothly. I travelled with my husband and 2 kids. We returned the rental car we'd had at the airport and were met by Melvis, who arrived 20 minutes early and found me by the rental kiosk. I think...

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2Thank moremanoi
Overland Park
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have been to La Milpa several times (5+) and have always had a wonderful time and seen much wildlife. Vladimir and the staff have always been very accommodating. We have yet to go to Hill Bank but next we will add that to our trip. We enjoy La Milpa because it is not touristy (next nearest lodge is probably...

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and I visited La Milpa in January. If one arrives with the proper expectations, this is a marvelous experience. Yes you do need a sturdy 4-wheel drive TRUCK with good clearance to get here on a long, rutted dirt road. Luckily the rental car company insisted on this when we told them where we were going. Getting there...

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United States
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This place is as described on their website. The mgt. and staff really do have their ducks in a row. From reservations, meal preferences, scheduled tours, the cabana, etc, everything was as it should be. I was also lucky enough to have four private tours with Marcos, who is normally at the Hill Bank Field Station. Marcos is professional, very...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center on the Rio Bravo is located only three miles from the third largest archaeological site in Belize, the La Milpa Mayan Site. Guests can experience firsthand the rich history of the Maya Civilization.For accommodations, guests can choose between charming private thatched-roof cabanas with private baths with hot/cold water. La Milpa has four cabanas with 8 units that can sleep 16 persons. Or a comfortable and tastefully decorated dormitory featuring state-of-the-art ‘green’ technology that features 100% solar powered energy, no-flush composting toilets and a rainwater collection system which sleeps 30. Dining facilities, gift shop and internet wi-fi access available on site. Hiking nature trails, jungle trekking, biking and birding are the order of the day at La Milpa. Avid birders can compile a list of more than 150 species during a three day trip to our La Milpa venue. Come Explore the Natural Mystique of the Rio Bravo...An Unparalleled Eco Adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Milpa Field Station

Address: Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Orange Walk 00000, Belize
Region: Belize > Orange Walk District > Orange Walk
Price Range: $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
La Milpa Field Station Hotel Orange Walk
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“bungalow versus the dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Aparker122, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All of the cabañas are very cute, so it just depends how isolated you want to be.”
 of 5 bubbles Costa_Maya_Ecotours, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked very nice, and basically equivalent.”
 of 5 bubbles Becca_G8, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Bungalows for the less adventurous or for couples and families. Bunks for the real experience of living without the frills and a richer eco experience. All rooms have fans but at night it was pleasantly cool so no need for them.”
  • Bunkhouse deck
  • Bunkhouse bathrooms
  • Bunkhouse
 of 5 bubbles kariken, 6 Feb 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in Xochill which we loved for its relative seclusion. Nice porches with comfortable chairs made it even better.”
 of 5 bubbles charlestoncat, 14 Jul 2013 | Read review
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