Gaia River Lodge: One of Belize’s Hidden Gems
It’s the ultimate getaway hidden deep within Belize’s gorgeous lush pine forest.
Next time you discuss Belize, ask friends about the types of trees they’re likely to encounter while on holiday there. If everyone says, “palm trees,” you can tell that their visits have been confined to the coast and islands off the shoreline that are awash in tropical splendor.
But there’s a lush empire of evergreen trees nestled into a forest where palm trees don’t dwell. It’s called Mountain Pine Ridge and it’s home to some of the most spectacular natural sites in the nation. Hidden among those trees is an idyllic resort called Gaia River Lodge. It’s like nothing else you’ll encounter in Belize.
The road to tranquility
Getting to and from Mountain Pine Ridge has been challenging since the topography is mountainous, but the Belize government is paving the road that leads to Gaia River Lodge to meet the demands of travelers who use it to get to the Caracol Maya ruins.
But plenty of visitors use the road only to get to the Lodge because their time spent in the forest is sacred to them. It’s an ideal place to commune with Mother Nature, experience this unique pairing of a Caribbean pine forest and broad-leaf jungle and simply relax with the sounds of nature providing your soundtrack.
About the Lodge
Everything visitors need to rest and explore awaits at the Lodge. Cabanas, suites and villas, with views of the river, waterfalls, gardens and mountains, can be found beneath thatched-roof dwellings. Each features beautifully appointed interiors and every amenity guests desire. Grab one of the complimentary bikes reserved just for guests eager to roam the area.
Unlike friends content to swim in in-ground pools at resorts they visit, you enjoy the amazing experience of splashing around in the neighboring Five Sisters Waterfall pools, just one of the mind-blowing natural wonders in the area that includes Big Rocks and Rio Frio Cave, and the 1000 Foot Falls. If the desire to see more of Belize strikes, your Lodge host is happy to arrange tours so you don’t miss a thing.
Forget the world during your stay
For travelers with a sense of adventure and a desire to unwind, relax and get away from stressors, Gaia River Lodge isn’t so much a vacation as a refuge where people hungry for tranquility get in touch with life’s simple pleasures.
No worries about power at this remote haven; hydro-battery and generator systems supply provide all of the power you need. If you’ve got dietary restrictions, staff is happy to accommodate you with advance notice, and while there are no TVs or cell phone services, you are welcome to use the Lodge’s free Wi-Fi connection.
If this sounds like a world you long to visit, contact the Lodge quickly and book your reservation so you’re not disappointed to discover that the rest of the world heard the news of the road being paved and you’re stuck on a wait list. And don’t forget to share this news with friends who insist that Belize is all about palm trees!