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Chan Chich and: Belcampo OR Lamanai Outpost?

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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!

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