Travelers connect through the international airport in Belize City to Punta Gorda, a scenic one-hour flight on Tropic Air. After landing in Punta Gorda, a guide from the lodge will pick you up and transfer you to Copal Tree Lodge, a 20-minute drive. The drive from the international airport in Belize City takes five to six hours on rough roads. The lodge can arrange a private road transfer.
Wireless Internet service is free and available in each suite and throughout the common areas of the main lodge. A small shop sells souvenirs, sundries, handicrafts, performance clothing, toiletries, and fly-fishing ties and lines.
An electric tram provides access from the main lodge to select accommodations, as well as down to the river dock.
Malaria and dengue fever are rare but endemic in Belize, and the country has a minimal Zika exposure risk. Let the lodge know of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking.
Southern Belize has a subtropical climate, with summer temperatures that seldom exceed 96°F and winter lows rarely below 60°F. June through December is the rainy season, and February through April is considered the dry season—though rain can of course occur year-round. The most frequent rainfall typically happens in June or early July, often followed by a break in late July or August known as the “little dry.”
Belize is a tropical country with an average temperature of 84°F. Dress at the jungle lodge is informal, so pack lightweight, comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor exploration and water-based excursions.
Children of all ages are welcome at Copal Tree Lodge and guests under the age of 12 stay for free. Kids love the inherent adventure in a trip to Belize, from tracking animals in the jungle to exploring mysterious caves. At Copal Tree Lodge, kids activities range from zip-lining to farm tours and culinary classes. Babysitting services are available at an additional cost.
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