Childlike wonder will overtake the whole family in the wilderness playground that is, Black Rock Lodge.
Our off-the-beaten-path jungle location is perfect for the family who wants to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other and the great outdoors. During your visit, your family will find a number of ways to have adventures together and create lasting memories, starting in our backyard.
Because we are nestled in the dense rainforest and along the Macal River, we have unparalleled access to nature. Many of our younger guests love to swim in the river and use our rope swing to fly through the air and take their first plunge into the Macal. We also offer river tubing, canoeing, and kayaking for when they want to relax and flow with the moving current taking in all of the wildlife and flora & fauna on the banks of the Macal.
River activities are safe for kids ages eight and above, with our trained guides on staff and/ or parental supervision. Life-vests in all sizes from small kids to adults are available. We always recommend all guests use them even when swimming in the river for extra safety. Kids can also enjoy our spring-fed swimming pool (also with adult supervision required!).
Families visiting Black Rock Lodge have the opportunity to explore the banks of river and mountains by bike! Explore the surrounding jungle trails and dirt roads on top quality TREK mountain bikes. Take a bathing suit and stop for a swim along the way.
Active kids will love Black Rock Lodge because they can be truly exposed to and interact with the wildlife. Belize is full of exotic animals, so don’t be surprised if you spot monkeys, birds, frogs, and more. Our early night hike is the perfect way to experience our backyard zoo! Kids can stay up past their bedtime (we start at 7:30 pm for families with small children) and interact with nocturnal wildlife like tarantulas, frogs, beetles, and nighttime critters! This hike is a favorite for children of all ages.
Black Rock Lodge is committed to sustainability and for families that means exploring our FARM! When your family is ready for a fun learning experience with conservation and sustainability, head down to the Black Rock organic farm to pick fresh vegetables, collect eggs from our chickens and meet our goat family (we serve their milk and make cheese & yogurt too!).
Wondering about all of the amazing excursions around Belize being customized to your family unit? Our kid-friendly staff would be happy to plan a tailor-made adventure for your family. Our experts can suggest activities and tours that will keep your kids engaged with fun and educational experiences all over the country. From caves and Mayan ruins to horseback rides and butterfly gardens, Black Rock Lodge’s world-class guides have got you covered.
While Black Rock Lodge welcomes children of all ages, please bear in mind that this is the jungle and some of these activities may not be suitable for children under the age of eight.
For families traveling with infants and toddlers, we do provide high chairs and cribs upon request. We also have booster seats and baby seats for our vehicles. Please be sure to request these on your reservation. Babysitting can also be arranged with notice.
We’re thrilled to invite your family to our eco-lodge and to show you what it means to be immersed in the wild and whimsical world of Belize.
Some of our most popular activities for children are:
Find the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation at our lodge.
Whether you want to head out into the wild and hike the mountains, or salute the sun on the yoga palapa, we’re certain you’ll find your groove here at Black Rock.