Programme for Belize’s La Milpa Field Station lies nestled deep in the forests of northwestern Belize. This field station is only three miles from the third largest archaeological site in Belize. The La Milpa archaeological site is only one of at least 60 archaeological sites found on the Río Bravo.
Hiking nature trails, jungle trekking, and birding are the order of the day at La Milpa. Spend a day in the nearby mestizo and Mennonite villages for a taste of Belizean culture. Tour breathtaking and majestic ancient Maya sites. Birders can compile a list of more than 150 species during a three-day trip to La Milpa.
For accommodations, guests can choose between charmingly rustic thatch-roof cabanas (US$50–55 pp) with private baths or a comfortable and tastefully decorated dormitory (US$41 pp) featuring state-of-the-art “green” technology with shared baths. The La Milpa venue has meeting facilities, telephones, and dining facilities and is family oriented, with 24-hour electricity and hot and cold water. All-inclusive packages start at US$140 per person, which includes accommodations, three buffet-style meals, and two guided tours on the property.
Contact Programme for Belize (1 Eyre St., Belize City, tel. 501/207-5616 or 501/227-1020, U.S. tel. 617/259-9500, www.pfbelize.org ) for details.