The Macal River Camp reflects the passion Mick and Lucy Fleming have for introducing visitors to the natural beauty that first attracted them to Chaa Creek
back in 1977 when, as two young adventurers, they discovered the little bit of paradise that was to become their home.
When Chaa Creek was just a small farm with Mick and Lucy plying a dugout canoe down the Macal River to bring produce to San Ignacio markets, their homestead, like those of their neighbours, was much like the Macal River Camp is today.
Living on the banks of the Macal River, with no electricity or access in and out other than the river and a dirt track, the young couple found themselves becoming more in tune with the surrounding jungle and its many wildlife inhabitants.
“Those first years gave us an appreciation for nature that we wouldn’t have otherwise received,” Lucy remembers, “It was wonderful to start the days with the sound of the forest awakening, and go to bed surrounded by jungle murmurs broken by the occasional howler monkey. It instilled a love and appreciation for the rainforest that only grew over the years.”
Today, the Macal River Camp
gives visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy the jungle as people have done for millennia…from the ancient Maya who lived here for centuries, to the early explorers, chicleros, settlers and, more recently, an adventurous young couple who pursued a dream…and invite you to share it today.