These 3 Hotels Are Where The Phrase ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ Come From

by Vivian Roe
ROEming Belize travel agency Gaia

The thrilling feeling of chasing waterfalls may be on your travel bucket list, but hiking a million miles just to find these waterfalls doesn’t sound just as much fun. This is why we’re sharing the best Belize hotels with waterfalls. Forget the chase…these waterfalls are literally on your doorstep.

GAÏA Riverlodge

First on our list for obvious reason, this hotel is literally perched atop a waterfall – the magnificent Five-Sisters Waterfalls that is. Located in Belize’s famed secluded Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, GAÏA Riverlodge, named aptly for the Greek goddess of Earth and the mother of life and all creation. Here, each and every aspect of the lodge is designed around Mother Nature and the flowing water. The lodge itself operates on hydropower and is completely sustainable.

White linens await at Gaia Riverlodge. Image courtesy property.

Guests can rest and recharge in their private and spacious cabanas to the waterfall’s sound. But best of all is the pool – or their version of. Made up of freshwater natural swimming pools and the Five Sisters Waterfalls, this is nature’s gift in its truest form. Even better, the lodge offers an electric tram to transports guests from the lodge to the river. Add this one to your list for a truly private and remarkable stay.

Hidden Valley Inn


Hidden Valley Inn has access to at least 5 waterfalls on property.

This intimate luxury resort is nestled in 7,200 acres of wild private reserve. Within this vast wilderness, hides an abundance of stunning waterfalls and pools. Even better, these are only available to hotel guests. And with just 12 cottages onsite, the chances of you running into any others are slim. Give yourself at least a long weekend here and chase away. Start the day with a hike to the iconic Butterfly Falls before lunch at The Secret Falls and Pools. End the day scoping out waterfalls from some of the best lookouts including Tiger Creek Lookout & Falls and King Vulture Falls.

Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge within Mountain Pine Ridge.

In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize. He immediately fell in love with the location and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the hideaway was used as a family retreat. Today, the lodge is a 20-room luxury hideaway where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting allows guests to explore the ancient civilization of the Maya. Following guests can return to their own thatched roof dwelling and drift to sleep to the sounds of the waterfalls.

For more travel deals and hotel recommendations, including Gold Standard Recognized Properties, visit our dedicated directory. Need a bit more help planning your vacation? Local travel concierge ROEming Belize Travel Agency creates tailor-made itineraries showcasing the very best of Belize. Header image courtesy ROEming Belize. 

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