The Macal River Camp

Chaa Creek’s camping option for those visitors wishing to get that much closer to nature and wish to travel Belize on a budget.

The Macal River Camp - An Authentic Belize Jungle Camping Experience

Wildly Civilized

The timeless jungles of Belize have changed little since the days when the ancient Maya civilisation flourished at Chaa Creek.

Alive during the day with colourful birds, the mesmerising flash of giant Blue Morpho butterflies and glimpses of exotic wildlife, the rainforest symphony continues through the night with howler monkeys, the plaintive call of the elusive jaguar and the shimmering flicker of fireflies.

To spend time in this authentic jungle environment is a rare opportunity to experience nature at her unspoiled, most vibrant best.

And with simple yet comfortable lodgings, delicious family style meals under the airy thatched roof of a traditional palapa, your jungle adventure is as relaxing as it is exciting.


Spanish for “little house,” casitas are the perfect jungle home away from home


Explore Mayan Ruins in the morning, & snorkel the Barrier Reef that afternoon


Exciting, educational, & healthy activities for adventurers of all ages & abilities

Chaa Creek has a powerful effect on everyone, with its simple pace and its natural setting, which allow visitors to stop and savor the sounds of the jungle, the gardens and their endless varieties of flowers and scents, and the night sky, loaded with stars.

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Supporting Our Environment & Communities

10% of all accommodation revenue at Chaa Creek goes directly into environmental and community projects under our Chaa Creek Cares™ initiative.

We’re heartened that Chaa Creek continues to attract travelers who share our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel.

Book Direct & Get These In Your Overnight Stay

Chaa Creek’s 400-acre nature reserve offers a wide range of exciting, educational, and healthy activities for adventurers of all ages and abilities.
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Bird Watching
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Medicine Trail
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Butterfly Farm
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Natural History
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What our Guests are saying:

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A perfect place to stay if you want a jungle experience. It was a great combination of a comfortable rustic cabin with hosts that made sure our stay was pleasant and that we were able to participate in all of the activities the Chaa Creek lodge has to offer.
@Sally S
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As a family with teenage daughters we thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Chaa Creek Camp site. We were very well looked after even with our dietary requirements. Glamping Belizean style! The food was simple yet delicious and plentiful. A short walk along the medicine trail to the main resort with a beautiful pool.
@Brandy M
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The stay in the campsita and the host family are just great! Everyone works so hard to make your experience what you want it to be. They are knowledgeable and friendly. It was comfortable, natural and felt very safe as a solo traveller. THANK YOU!
@Laurie T
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Loved the River Camp at this beautiful resort. It was nice to stay away from the fancy lodge, yet still be able to visit, use the pool & restaurant. Wonderful guides for bird watching & nature tours. The camp was simple yet comfortable & good variety of guests to visit with at breakfast & dinner.

The Macal River Camp is situated in the heart of the Belizean rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. A protected nature reserve of 400 acres which has welcomed the Fleming family’s guests for generations.

Pay 3 Nights, Get the 4th Night Free

Savings of USD $136. Offer includes free onsite activities!