Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Location: Forest and Jungle Lodges | Belize

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Like its crocodile neighbours, Lamanai Outpost Lodge lies on the banks of a vast lagoon, adjacent to spectacular Mayan ruins. With an abundance of wildlife and nature to explore from your cabana, your jungle adventure begins here!

This is a secluded retreat where you can truly get away from it all: watch the sunrise over the lagoon, explore Mayan ruins and meet local inhabitants from howler monkeys to Amazon parrots. Stay in characterful wooden cabanas with thatched roofs and enjoy panoramic views of the lagoon and the forest. You'll be able to spot wildlife in the trees from the comfort of your room and balcony, while you can dine on hearty traditional fare on the restaurant's veranda, overlooking more amazing vistas.
Perfect forThis lodge is perfect for lovers of both wildlife and archaeology, and offers a spectacular adventure for families and couples.
In the knowThe crocodile encounter tour is one not to be missed and gives you the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating reptiles!

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Lamanai Outpost Lodge is an award-winning jungle lodge on the shores of the 28-mile-long New River Lagoon in the Orange Walk district of northern Belize, amidst the remnants of an ancient Maya city. Accessible only by water, you'll arrive in style by speedboat, accompanied by an expert guide who will point out wildlife along the way.

Rooms at Lamanai Outpost Lodge

The wooden cabanas are built using natural materials and are light, airy, spacious and elegantly rustic, with plenty of character. There are family cabanas too, so there is something for everyone. They have king-sized beds, private bathrooms, mini fridges, air conditioning and a covered veranda that’s perfect for relaxing on after a hectic day of jungle activities.

Food & drink

There’s a variety of choices for breakfast, plus multi-course lunches and dinners, so you certainly won’t go hungry. The food is of an excellent standard and the dishes combine local and international favourites, which you can enjoy alongside the panoramic views of the lagoon and the lush gardens. If you fall in love with the cuisine (and many guests do), learn how to make your own tortillas, including grinding the corn.


There is a small library and lounge area for chilling out between adventures.

Activities at Lamanai Outpost Lodge

The lodge’s daily activities are masterminded by the highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. You can look forward to an action-packed day, from dawn jungle tours to sunrise canoe trips, with tours of the Lamanai ruins, Maya medicine trails, and night-time safaris also on offer. Go howler monkey spotting, fish with spears, or jet across the wetlands at sunset on an airboat.

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Hotel location

Lamanai Outpost Lodge is reachable from Belize international airport via 1 hour by road and 1 hour by jungle riverboat.

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