Muy’Ono Resorts’ very own Copal Tree Lodge was recently featured in the highly acclaimed travel publication, Conde Nast Traveler. Listed among the best “9 Rainforest Resorts That Put You Right in the Jungle,” Copal Tree is a nature haven located in Southern Belize. The drive may be long, but the resort is worth it once you arrive at the lush rainforest grounds teeming with wildlife. Below we have outlined the best reasons we think Muyono’s Copal Tree Lodge was selected among the greats.
Upscale meets organic
As the CNTraveler article states, “rainforests elicit a sense of wonder and connectedness with nature unlike any other biome on earth.” This is evident in the southernmost regions of Belize, near the town of Punta Gorda where the jungles are densest. It is also Copal Tree’s own backyard since the resort sits on a 3,000-acre sustainable farm. The luxury eco-lodge is built right into the environment – a luxury stay without “compromising environmental responsibility.” As if the property itself weren’t impressive enough, the lodge is surrounded by a whopping 22,000 acres of rainforest preserve within the Maya Mountains.
Copal Tree Lodge’s on-site farm center offers guests a behind-the-scenes look at how the lodge produces its own food and ingredients. You can learn the hands-on production of coffee, chocolate, and even the famous Copalli Rum. For the latter, a “farm-to-flask” tour is available at the Copal Tree Distillery.
Despite its far-flung locale, Copal Tree still offers guests plenty to see, do, and eat. It identifies as an all-inclusive resort with various amenities to make sure each traveler is well taken care of. The eco-lodge holds 16 private suites and one three-bedroom villa, ideal for adventurous families looking for a digital detox. Each room is said to be designed with both nature and luxury in mind, and it’s obvious as soon as you step into your suite. Breathtaking jungles views greet your arrival and artfully made custom furniture graces the space.
The resort’s on-site restaurant, Garden Table, earned its name precisely because of the fresh ingredients derived from the resort’s own garden or sourced locally from nearby farmers. Rarely seen across restaurants in Belize as a whole, Garden Table accommodates a variety of diets including vegan and gluten-free. And when you want a nice cocktail to tie a bow on an already perfect evening, head to the Rum Bar for a signature drink.
For a place as dreamy as Copal Tree, it may be hard to choose one way to enjoy the resort. Luckily, you don’t have to. The eco-lodge offers exclusive vacation packages that cater to every type of traveler, no matter your taste. Besides, it takes away the overwhelming task of having to plan a Belize vacation on your own. Take the farm-to-table package, where you can enjoy the big three – Copal Tree Lodge, Copal Tree Farm, and Copalli Rum – all in one giant experience. Or perhaps you’re searching for a honeymoon destination but the stress of wedding planning leaves no energy to settle on one. Enter Copal Tree’s breezy honeymoon package. You’ll have the Signature Canopy Suite with infinity pool access coupled with romantic activities like a sunset cruise and a candlelit dinner.
These are but a few options of the types of experience you’ll come to find when staying at Copal Tree. Regardless of which you choose, your Belize vacation is bound to be unforgettable. After all, how often can you say you’re waking up amid the Belizean jungles to the sounds of toucans and howler monkeys?