The Lodge at Big Falls is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande river in Belize's southern Toledo District. The property is located on a meander of the river with almost a mile of river frontage. There are views towards 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 (6) thatched cottage style cabanas. Each cabana has a queen size double and either an extra single bed or full size bunks for family accommodation. In December 2010 we added two (2) new cabanas with air conditioning and kitchenette for families or longer stays.
The Lodge has a full service restaurant and bar and is a licensed tour operator offering a wide range of tours and activities within its packages which include a mix of natural history (birds, butterflies, moths and animals), adventure (kayaking, snorkeling, caving and hiking) and cultural encounters with local people.
It is the ideal base in the heart of Toledo for your Belize adventure.
Big Falls lies at the end of the Southern Highway eighteen miles inland from Punta Gorda the district capital. The lodge's location provides easy access to all sites and places of interest within Toledo (journey times are usually less than one hour) as well as attractions further north such as the Scarlet Macaw breeding area at Red Bank and the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. There is also easy access to the cayes and coastal parks such as Payne's Creek in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve twenty miles north of Punta Gorda. The Guatemalan towns of Livingston and Puerto Barrios are just seventy minutes ride by skiff across the Bay of Honduras more . . .