About Us

The Lodge at Big Falls , close to Punta Gorda, in Toledo, southern Belize, is the district’s premier inland resort. It offers guests easy access to our natural wonders, archaeological treasures and a host of adventures. Our tours which will introduce you to the local Mayan people and culture, Mayan archaeology and the natural history of the area. Birders have access to a rich variety of habitats and an amazing range of resident and visiting species.
If you are looking for a southern Belize adventure vacation then we have jungle trekking, caving, river kayaking and snorkeling, fishing and manatee watching on the offshore cayes.

The Lodge offers elegant accommodation, fine food and drink and relaxation in a peaceful riverside setting. An unforgettable holiday experience.

The Setting

The Lodge at Big Falls is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande river. The property is located on a meander of the river with almost a mile of river frontage. The lodge faces the Maya Mountains to the north west while the south eastern bank faces the village of Big Falls. However, there are no “big falls” in Big Falls. This is just the name of the village.

We are an intimate family run lodge with six thatched cottage style cabanas and three constructed from tropical hardwoods. Each cabana has a queen size double and either an extra single bed or full size bunks for family accommodation.  The three hardwood cabanas have air conditioning and a kitchenette for families or longer stays.

The Lodge has a full service restaurant and bar.  We are also a licensed tour operator offering a wide range of tours and activities that include a mix of natural history (birds, animals, butterflies and orchids), adventure (kayaking, snorkeling, caving and hiking) and cultural encounters with the local Kek’chi Maya and Garifuna people.

It is the ideal base in the heart of Toledo for your Belize adventure.

 The Location:

Big Falls lies at the end of the Southern Highway eighteen miles inland from Punta Gorda the district capital. Located in the heart of Toledo we are close to all sites and places of interest within Toledo (journey times are usually less than thirty minutes and within a radius of 18 miles) as well as attractions further north such as the Scarlet Macaw breeding area at Red Bank. The Snake and Sapodilla Cayes and coastal parks such as Payne’s Creek in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve are reached by boats departing from Punta Gorda town.

The Guatemalan towns of Livingston and Puerto Barrios are just seventy minutes ride by skiff across the Bay of Honduras.

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