La Milpa Field Station

Programme for Belize, 1 Eyre St., Belize City, Belize District, Belize

About 3 miles (5 km) from La Milpa Mayan site, this field station is a combination lodge and summer camp. Stay in rustic thatched cabañas with private bath or in a dorm that sleeps up to 30. Since you're in a remote area, you'll likely want to eat all your meals, generally simple Belizean-style dishes such as rice and beans with stew chicken or pork, at the field station; you can book a room without meals. Hiking trails are maintained around the lodge, and guides are available to take you to La Milpa and other Mayan sites. In spring and summer you can visit archaeological teams working at La Milpa. You'll likely see lots of wildlife, including spider and howler monkeys, ocelots, peccaries, deer, and possibly even a jaguar.


  • you'll feel like an archaeologist or naturalist here
  • quiet and remote setting surrounded by nature
  • dining room serves filling Belizean dishes


  • accommodations are very basic
  • not easy to get to


Phones: 227-5616


9 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals