There are several ways to get to Black Rock Lodge:

1. BRL Ground Transfers: The Lodge employs a number of safe, well trained Belizean Driver/Tour Guides and we are able transfer your party to the Lodge in one of our reliable, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicles. We offer service to or from anywhere in Belize, Guatemala, or Mexico including: the Belize International Airport; the Belize City Municipal Airport; the Belize City Marine Terminal; any of Belize's mainland hotels; Dangriga, Hopkins, Sittee River, Placencia, Punta Gorda, Tikal, Flores, Chetumal, or Cancun. We also recommend adding on a stop at either the Belize Zoo, Cave Tubing, Zip Lining, Inland Blue Hole, or San Ignacio Farmer's Market to enhance your transfer and offer a bit of adventure. Arrangements for transfers and any accompanying stops can be made through our reservations office by emailing:

For transfer pricing and destinations (with travel times to the Lodge) please click on the following link, Transfer Options and Rates: PDF Download Transfers

2. Air: Starting November 1, 2013 Tropic Air is adding service into San Ignacio's Maya Flats airstrip. The Maya Flats airstrip is located 6 miles from the Lodge and the Lodge can arrange to meet you when your flight lands to transfer you to the Lodge. In addition to Tropic Air's current schedule, they will be adding a daily roundtrip as follows:

FLT# Departs Time Arrives Time
991 San Pedro (SPR) 2:30PM San Ignacio (MYF) 3:40PM
990 San Ignacio (MYF) 3:45PM San Pedro (SPR) 5:05PM
971 Belize Municipal (TZA) 2:45PM San Ignacio (MYF) 3:40PM
971 Belize Int’l (BZE) 3:00PM San Ignacio (MYF) 3:40PM
970 San Ignacio (MYF) 3:45PM Belize Municipal(TZA) 4:25PM

Black Rock Lodge is an authorized sales representative for Tropic Air and our reservations office would be happy to arrange your domestic flights for you to/from the Lodge. Please email:

3. Rental Car: The Belize City International Airport offers rental car options from several international agencies. In addition, Black Rock works with Crystal Auto and Black Rock Lodge guests receive a 10% discount on their rentals when mentioning their stay at BRL.

Roads in Belize are generally paved, however, we do recommend renting a 4x4 for your trip to Black Rock as our 7 mile long dirt driveway can be muddy if we've recently received rain.

4. Bus/Transfer: There is hourly bus service from the Belize City bus terminal to the nearest town to the Lodge, San Ignacio. From the bus station in San Ignacio we can arrange to pick you up with a Black Rock transfer. Approximate pricing for the Belize City/San Ignacio route is USD $4.00/per person.


Driving Directions From The International Airport:

*Leaving from the International Airport by car, follow signs to ORANGE WALK/COROZAL/MEXICO (left hand turn out of the airport entrance)
*Travel about 3 miles, at the police checkpoint make a left turn
*You will come to a round-a-bout (after about 12 miles)
*take the 1st right-hand exit off the round-a-bout, onto the Western Highway
*Continue on the Western Highway to Belmopan (about 50 minutes)
*Pass the turn off to Belmopan (on your left) and continue driving until you reach the outskirts of San Ignacio (about another 35 minutes past Belmopan).

Entering/Getting Through San Ignacio:
• Routes through San Ignacio are "one way" – in order to head west through the town, across the Macal River, you must follow the signs to the Low Lying Bridge. As you approach San Ignacio, you will be directed to the Low Lying Bridge. All traffic heading West is directed this way by a sign marked "Diversion" at the fork in the road, directly in front of the green and white Social Security Building. There is no other option for drivers.
• After taking the right fork at the Social Security building, you will come to a "T" – the Roomba Room sign will be directly in front of you.
• Make a left turn at the "T" (Roomba Room sign)
• Continue to follow the signs to the Low Lying Bridge. You will make a right hand turn down a steep hill and the river will be in front of you – you will then see the Low Lying Bridge.
• Cross over the Bridge
• Make your first left turn past the Market area (you will see farmer's produce stalls on your left), following the ball-field fence. The fence has advertisements for local businesses all along it. You can't miss it.
• You will now be heading to the town "center".
• You will come to the intersection in the middle of town (again, can't miss it), head across the intersection and a little to the left, up a small hill and past the Post Office on the right hand side of the road. The Belize bank will be on your left. You want to follow the road that goes between the Bank and the Post Office (Hudson Road). It is not "straight" across the intersection so I make sure to find those landmarks.
• At the top of the hill (about 100 yards) make your first left turn onto King Street.
• Ahead of you, you will see the Iron Bridge crossing back over the River, and the large District Commissioner's building before the bridge on the right-hand corner.
• Turn right up the hill (in front of the District Commissioner's building) onto Buena Vista Road. This hill is very steep.
• As a landmark – you will pass the San Ignacio Hotel, on your left, at the top of the hill
• You are now out of San Ignacio!

*Follow this road (a.k.a. Western Highway - west) for about 4.7 miles
*Our "Black Rock River Lodge" sign will be on the right hand side of the road and will point you to make a left turn onto our dirt/gravel road.
*Follow the road for about Ύ mile, at your first right hand turn – follow the signs to Black Rock Lodge
*Continue on this road for about 6 more miles – do not turn off this road (!) You will travel through hills, valleys, orange groves and finally the rainforest.
*Black Rock is at the very end of this road – keep going until you reach us. Our welcome sign will be your indication that you've made it.
*Pull into the parking lot, come down to the Lodge to join us for a cool drink as we welcome you.

On site Activities
Night Hiking
Flour Camp Cave
Vaca Falls
Xunantunich Ruin
Caracol Ruin
Actun Cave
Tikal Ruin
Inland Blue Hole
Mountain Pine Ridge
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