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Daily Daydream: Parrot Nest Lodge, Belize

Did you dream of living like the Swiss Family Robinson as a kid? Live out your fantasy at the Parrot Nest Lodge in Belize. Here, you can sleep in a thatched tree house, under a 100 foot Guanacaste tree, surrounded by the Mopan River. Your neighbors will be parrots and a giant iguana!

Climb down from your treehouse for a free tubing adventure sponsored by the lodge. For two hours, you can float down the Mopan River, where you’ll tons of wildlife. You’ll also get to see the Bullet Tree Falls.

Explore the rest of Cayo from this centrally located hub—there’s rivers, waterfalls, caves, archeological sites, jungle, and butterfly farms to check out. Or, just lounge in your hammock on your tree-porch while watching nature.

Where is it? Bullet Tree Falls, Belize. Fly to Belize City (check prices) and take a bus to San Ignacio. From there, you can take a free shuttle to the lodge, or a taxi.

Where to Stay? The Parrot Nest Lodge is only about $40 per night!

What Else Should I Know? The lodge is family owned and operated, and the staff speaks English and Spanish.

Who’s it For? Kids, kids-at-heart, anyone who’s not afraid of heights.

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