Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 http://healthpurelives.com/dsn-pre-workout/
  2. 2 Mexico in 8 days
  3. 3 PV: up the hill or closer to the beach?
  4. 4 Is it REALLY worth Including San Cristobal in my Yucatan Itinerary
  5. 5 Trip Report Overdue trip teport (Chiapas and Yucatan, February 2012)
  6. 6 Is it safe to travel to Cabo San Lucas
  7. 7 reliable car rental company??
  8. 8 17 & 18 year olds Spring Break?
  9. 9 Where to stay in Ambergis Caye?
  10. 10 Recent Headlines- Cancun
  11. 11 Puerto Vallarta o Cabo for Christmas break
  12. 12 Thanksgiving/Riviera Maya area/All Inclusive
  13. 13 Sayulita in September
  14. 14 Trip Report Garza Blanca Preserve -Puerto Vallarta
  15. 15 Looking for tips (hotels/border crossing/pets) driving Denver to Costa Rica
  16. 16 Renting Car in Mexico
  17. 17 Car Rental in Cancun
  18. 18 Costa Rica
  19. 19 12-day June CR trip with school-age kids
  20. 20 1st visit to Costa Rica - Itinerary input appreciated!
  21. 21 Must sees in Dominical and Uvita
  22. 22 Which Tortuguero Lodge for 2 night visit in January?
  23. 23 Does Panama have anything Costa Rica doesn't? (Besides the canal)
  24. 24 Planning a trip to Panama
  25. 25 Los Suenos Itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Chan Chich and: Belcampo OR Lamanai Outpost?

Jump to last reply

Heading to Belize for 7 nights - primary goal is wildlife photography at nice low-key nature resorts ( Bosque del Cabo in Costa Rica as the ultimate). Will be a father-son trip with my 12 year old, who is a serious birder for his age, so we are looking for good birding locations, he doesn't need standard kids activities.

Chan Chich for 4 nights is confirmed, the other 3 nights are up in the air. Have mostly narrowed it to Lamanai Outpost Lodge or Belcampo. Price isn't the primary concern. Please help me decide. Mostly interested in views from people that have actually been to Belcampo (formerly Machaca Hill), as those opinions are harder to find.

As I see it:

Lamanai:
Pros: easier transfers to Chan Chich, access to Mayan ruins, well known for nature activities
Cons: more popular / tourist oriented, loud fan boats, perhaps too close to Chan Chich in terms of wildlife overlap?

Belcampo:
Pros: change of pace (access to ocean / snorkeling), more quiet, varied habitat (being South in Toledo), facilities look nicer
Cons: higher expense (rooms / charters), somewhat unknown experience (not reviewed much from this perspective)

I would love YOUR thoughts and help. THANKS!

29 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement