Location

BelizeCentral America

Mollejon Rd
San Ignacio
Belize

Values

Carbon NeutralOnsite FarmingOrganicRenewable EnergyWaste Water RecyclingWorms & Composting

Certifications

Black Rock Lodge

May 3, 2020

Black Rock Lodge is a wonderland of adventure, waiting to be discovered by you. Because of our unique off-the-grid setting, you won’t have to wander far to find something exciting to do. And while we hope you set out to explore all that Belize has to offer, we also won’t be surprised if you decide to hang out at Black Rock all day long. It’s quite easy to do so when you have a rushing river, a tropical rainforest, and a national park all in your backyard.

Black Rock’s incredible location on the banks of the Macal River, lends itself to witnessing scores of tropical birds. During the winter months the population doubles as migratory birds fly South from Canada and the US. At Black Rock you’ll see hummingbirds, toucans, parrots, the rare and endangered Orange Breasted Falcon, woodpeckers… and the list goes on and on! We currently have recorded 320 different species on and near Black Rock Lodge.

Things of note

We create our own compost with a mixture of alternating layers of leaves (raked from around the lodge), vegetable waste (from the kitchen), and manure from the goats. Approximately every two weeks, we turn the compost heap. After about six to eight weeks, when everything has broken down into a semi-uniform black soil, we use it to fertilize our plants and trees.

Take your pick of fresh fruit from over 100 banana and plantain trees, several varieties of mango trees, an orchard of orange and lime trees, a grove of coconut palms, tamarind trees, and so much more! In addition, we also grow sugar cane, and harvest from our gooseberry bushes and pineapple plants. Need a morning pick-me-up? We cultivate a small coffee plantation for our daily brew.

Transparency

You can discover everything about our lodge on our site and we also provide sustainability tours.

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Giving back

Sustainability and ecotourism are in large part about environmental
conservation. But it’s also about sustaining the local culture and people. Black Rock Lodge is committed to fostering goodwill and empowering our local communities. Our staff is made up of locals who know and love this area. We also work with local organizations and run a Belizean Kids camp (The Bush Medicine Camp) every summer as a way to be connected to the pulse of the community.

Supporting the long-term ecological balance of our habitat is at the heart of our mission. We give sustainability tours to guests who are interested in learning about the intricacies of our programs and seeing first-hand the work we do. Black Rock Lodge is a leader in sustainability in Belize and we hope to set a stellar example for other hotels and operators in the region.

We support Cornerstone Foundation, Mary Open Doors, Remar International, Belize Wildlife Clinic and Cayo Animal Welfare Society (CAWS).

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

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