duPlooy's Jungle Lodge

Chial Road, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize | Hotel
Prices starting from $170.00

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A travel blog entry by steve.stever


What a magnificent day we had today. We started by waking in our new hotel run by the crazy, but very nice, old lady. Last night as I was laying on the bed looking at my phone, I here someone go on the balcony from the hallway. Next thing I know, the little old lady is looking in my window talking to me. Fortunately I was dressed, but decided I would flash her if she did it again. ...

♬ Ah ha, hush that fuss...

A travel blog entry by justamanda


... met with their teacher. At one point, we had them read to a partner, and one little boy was not feeling any of the "left over" partners (his words), so I asked if he wanted to read with me. He said "yes. Miss, my name is Oscar, but I am not a grouchy one." He read the first page of his book to me, and then said, "Okay, now you say, "I just heard you read..." and you tell me what you heard." I was impressed. After I finished, he said, "Now, I will ask you ...

Day 19 (Trip 2, Day 10) - Crystal Caves

A travel blog entry by jonoscott


... a Mayan sacrificial victim. It took us about 3:30 to 4 hours to travel all the way into the cave and see as much of the caves as possible before we turned around and headed back to the surface, which only took us about an hour to get out. Unfortunately for me I spit my shorts climbing up one of the walls half way through, so then spent the next 2:30 hours with my shorts hanging open down the middle. Good thing for everyone that I had decided to wear shorts and ...

Green Lizards and Rum Punches

A travel blog entry by oski


... multiple times throughout the day and still got a light sunburn. The sun is just so much stronger that far south. The hotel served lunch snacks and drinks to us by the pool, including Belikins (the beer of Belize), and it was just the unwinding and relaxing afternoon that we needed after a long day of traveling the day before.

As the sun became less intense in the late afternoon, we changed and went into town to see at bit of downtown San Ignacio. ...

San Ignacio

A travel blog entry by wheresindi


... which was the direction we were heading. Mark arrived back with a delicious burrito that Indi and I enjoyed and we continued to sit and wait. Lo and Behold a 'Benque' bus came around the corner. It was 40 minutes after it was due but from the way the bus driver was driving it was suggestive that his bus was running late rather than early. He would take off with people still hanging off the bus or back doors still open. One time people had to holler out from the back of the bus for him ...

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This hotel, located on Chial Road, San Ignacio, is near Xunantunich.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews duPlooy's Jungle Lodge San Ignacio

    Exciting Adventure at Dupooly's Jungle Lodge


    Exceptional food, great setting for birding, canoeing,

    tubing, horseback riding, and great day trips available to include Mayan ruins, and caving. Super nice support staff and management. Clean spacious rooms. Botanical garden was outstanding.

    Loved it-Can't wait to get back


    duPlooys is absolutely charming; I spent a week there just over a year ago and can't wait for my trip there this Fall.



    DuPlooys has changed day-to-day management in recent months abd that may explain the disappointment that we and fellow travellers have experienced recently.

    Best Ever


    The accomodations were more than expected, clean and well maintained. Service was excellent. Food was local, fresh and expertely prepared.

    All empoyees were smiling and helpful.

    Management went out of the way to make sure our stay was the best.

    All guides were very informed and genuine.

    We cannot wait to get back

    A nice jungle lodge


    We found DuPlooy's to be a great jungle lodge. You are really immersed in the jungle, and it is a true jungle, not a jungle created for the lodge itself (such as at Maruba). The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Even the cleaning staff was pointing out the different birds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there were no expectations of us.

    Loved the river


    I just want to comment on the river, slightingly referred to in a review. I live on this river and swim in it every day - bliss to swim in and clean, despite the Chalillo dam which has muddied it up a bit. We have tested the water. A. llewellyn

    Wonderful jungle stay


    We just returned from 4 days at duPlooy's and it was the highlight of our trip to Belize. We enjoyed it more than our beach visit to Placencia. We travled with our 9 and 7 yr old. They loved it. it is very easy to get to San Igancio by car from Belize City. Once you arrive, the staff are so welcoming and accomodating. (Luis, Anniver, Abner, Guillermo and Isaiah) Plenty of help with your luggage. We were upgraded to have a connecting jungle lodge room. which is like stone/log cabin meets hacienda style. Very clean and spacious. Hot water, screened porch. and we were right there on the canopy with the birds every morning. Wonerful coffee on the deck in the morning. Meal plan seems the way to go for adults. For the kids, the will accomodate fussy eaters - as that is what we have. Dinners were fabulous, low key , but good quality. EAch day we had a wonderful adventure, and the lodge was totally on top of every detail for the horses, canoe, picnics and knowledgeable guides. In the evening the kinkajou comes out to greet the guests and eat bananas. I developed a taste for the nice drink, the cheeky toucan. There is so much to do here.. don't be lured by too much beach time. Speand atleast 5 days. 4 was too short. In comparison, I checked out Chaa Creek, next door which is a bit more money, and I don't think as natural and accessible to nature as duPlooy's. Chaa creek looks more like thatch cabanas on a golf course. and you don't have the screened porches and close canopy walk. So, if you are deciding between the 2, choose duPlooy's. We had lunch one day at clarissa Falls... try the soup. The ruins in the area are great, and duPlooy's location is perfect and easy for accessing most sights in 20 minutes, except the Mtn. Pine Ridge. We never actually went into the Mtn Pine ridge... so If you want to explore that area... stay there at Five Sisters Lodge or something, because driving or tour times to various places is long and exhasuting. After dinner you will just crash from the adventures and hot sun. it isn't that chilly in the mountains, only a little bit at night. So go to duPlooy's and relax and have fun. We will be back

    Great Jungle Adventure


    We spent a three-day weekend at duPlooy's in the height of low-season, taking advantage of a 50% off deal. The rooms were clean and comfortable, very simply decorated as is the restaurant and bar. For our first night we were the only guests which made for excellent customer service! The staff is very congenial, knowledgeable, and gracious. We enjoyed a well-organized trip to Xuanantunich as well as a day at the Belize Botanical Gardens which is connected to the property by a 20 minute hike along the Mopan river or a swift jaunt down the driveway. I would reccommend a rental car if you want to explore, unless you have time for hitchhiking (which is very safe). A one-way taxi ride between the main town and the lodge will cost somewhere between $25-40BZE. duPlooy's flaunts--and seems to adhere to--a great environmental credo, but this unfortunately includes shutting off the generator in the night and thus eliminating fans.

    Going back again!


    My husband and I are going back for the second time to Belize and the only repeat on our trip is Duplooy's! We stayed there 2 years ago and loved the simple casual, comfort of the lodgings and dining facilities. We even swam in the river! The staff was freindly and informative. The Botanical Garden was very interesting--can't wait to see how the Orchid House has grown!!

    Cute & friendly - wildlife at your front door! - loved it!


    My husband and i stayed at duPlooy's for a portion of our honeymoon. It was a recommendation from a co-worker - we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very friendly - every side trip we took was informative and fun. The food in the restaurant is amazing, always a vegetarian option and always delicious. The bar is right in the jungle on the deck. Birds and wildlife practically come to you. It was a real treat sipping our rum punch and relaxing with the staff or other vacationers. The hotel is on a lovely property with a botanical garden. The river is right below, but the water didn't look too good to swim in. It is peaceful and worth every penny.

    TripAdvisor Reviews duPlooy's Jungle Lodge San Ignacio

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding