Table Rock Jungle Lodge
A cosy eco-lodge with just six cabanas tucked away in the rainforest
- Six cabanas
- Working farm
- Hammock cabana
- Swimming beach
Tucked away in the Belizean jungle, Table Rock Jungle Lodge is small and intimate with only six cabanas on a 105-acre property by the Macal River.
The location and activities are the biggest selling points of Table Rock Jungle Lodge. For outdoor and nature enthusiasts, the rainforest setting is excellent: you can swim off the pebbled beach; tube down the slow rapids; hike along trails; canoe down the river; or head off on a bike ride.
The thatched-roof cabanas are comfortable and spacious, but quite rustic, with no electrical outlets (the lodge produces its own electricity) or air-conditioning. Guests can still charge their phones and cameras, and there’s Wi-Fi too, but part of Table Rock’s charm is in its removal from the everyday and its eco credentials, so don’t expect to be able to blow-dry your hair.
Because of the nature of the location, the lodge asks guests to order their meals in advance, but the working farm means that the food is as fresh as it gets. They grow mangoes, avocados, limes, coconuts and lots of vegetables and herbs. There are also two resident donkeys named Napoleon and Josephine.
Helping the local people
The lodge encourages apprenticeships for younger local workers, specifically focusing on traditional building practices, sustainable practices and training in the tourism industry. In addition to the local people, they also support and promote nature conservancy organisations, such as Sea to Shore Alliance (Save the Manatees), The Belize Raptor Center, Cayo Animal Welfare Society (Humane Society), the Belize Zoo and the Green Iguana Conservation Project. Numerous socially green enterprises are also supported, including but not limited to, 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 and numerous local sports and youth groups.