Jaguar Creek Eco Lodge :: Belmopan, Belize

Mile 42 Hummingbird Highway

Belmopan, Belize

Booked Via: (see listing)

Good Bang for Your Buck?

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Would I Go Back?


  • Basic but clean and roomy cabanas in various sizes
  • Beautiful environment
  • Excellent staff
  • Buffet-style meals so you can stuff yourself (extra charge)
  • Centrally located for jungle adventures
  • They partner with a charity that helps local Belizean children living in poverty
  • Very limited WiFi (depends on your perspective)


  • Dinner options are slightly limited for the cost
  • Very limited WiFi (depends on your perspective)

Jaguar Creek is a great little private getaway in the heart of the Cayo district. With only 12 cabanas, the setting is quiet and it’s a great place to unwind during your stay in Belize. Although the amenities are fairly basic and on par with a 3-star hotel, the privacy of the cabanas, excellent service, and cleanliness of the rooms and grounds give the feeling of a fancy boutique hotel, without the fancy boutique hotel price.

Path leading to the cabanas.

While the surroundings are wild jungle, the well-kept grounds themselves are manicured and kept impeccably clean. You can also go on a short self-guided hike on the two trails they keep maintained on their grounds.

Deck leading to the dining room.
I'm assuming the creek running through the grounds is called Jaguar Creek.

Our room was a basic cabana that included a bed, bathroom, and separate area with an indoor hammock on which to wile away the time. The bathroom had basic amenities but was very clean. When I planned our trip, I knew after 4 adventurous nights at the rugged Jungle Lodge with no hot water, we’d want to take a break at a fancier spot with hot water, and boy, was I right! That first hot shower was heaven!

Cabanas at Jaguar Creek range from a simple cabana like ours to a family farmhouse to group cabanas that house 6-16 people, so take your pick!

WiFi is limited to the main office, and even then, it was sketchy and slow. Depending on what you’re here for, this can be a nightmare or a perfect chance to get off the grid.

Our bedroom.
Vanity area.
Clean shower and hot water!
And clean potty area.

We ended up having our dinners elsewhere because the offerings seemed a bit limited for the additional cost, but we did have breakfast at Jaguar Creek, which was plentiful and buffet-style, all you can eat! (Additional cost for breakfast as well.)

Breakfast was basic continental-style fare but plentiful.
Roomy dining area with a quiet lounge next door (not pictured).

Run by a Christian group, Jaguar Creek works with an organization to help local Belizean children living in poverty to get an education and find job opportunities. You can feel happy knowing that part of your money is going to help kids in need. And if you’re afraid of getting religion forced onto you, don’t be – there is no religious bias, no sermons, no nothing. Just a business being run by a very polite and helpful staff.

When I said earlier that Jaguar Creek won’t cost you fancy boutique hotel prices, I didn’t mean to imply that you’ll be paying hostel prices either. It falls somewhere in the middle, depending on the type of room and number of travelers in your party, but overall it offers solid value for the price. Clean, peaceful, private, and centrally located for adventures in the Cayo district, this is one eco lodge that comes highly recommended by The Gassy Squirrel. 

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