Martz Farm Treehouses & Cabanas is a unique eco-lodge nestled in the lush jungles of Belize, a short drive from San Ignacio. This eco-adventure paradise, devoid of electricity and running water, offers an authentic connection with nature. Its most striking feature is the treehouse accommodations, set over a breathtaking waterfall, providing natural air conditioning and a serene backdrop for a truly immersive jungle experience.

Their story

Martz Farm is more than just an eco-lodge; it’s a personal journey of Joe and Miriam, the owners, who have opened their home to share the beauty of their natural surroundings. Their commitment to an eco-friendly lifestyle is evident in every aspect of the lodge. Guests are treated to a holistic experience, starting with a scenic, albeit bumpy, drive, and including tours of local Maya ruins. The couple’s dedication to preserving their environment while sharing it with others is a testament to their love for Belize and its natural wonders. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

  • The lodge is constructed with materials that harmoniously blend with the natural environment, ensuring minimal disturbance to the surrounding jungle. The number of accommodations is intentionally limited to reduce the ecological footprint.
  • This lodge is off-grid. It operates via an on-site solar power system.
  • The natural cooling provided by the waterfall and the emphasis on natural light and airflow are key aspects of its energy-efficient approach.
  • Martz Farm prioritizes minimizing waste and encourages the use of reusable materials, reflecting its commitment to sustainable living.
  • The lodge avoids using single-use plastic and opt for purified water availabel in large gallons throughout the premises.
  • The meals at the lodge are prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Natural, biodegradable cleaning products are used, ensuring an organic and chemical-free operation.
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  • Horseback riding through lush jungle trails
  • Pontoon trips to explore stunning waterfalls
  • Adventurous caving experiences
  • Tours of ancient Maya ruins
  • Wildlife observation, including encounters with howler monkeys

Features

Location

Martz Farm is about 85 miles away from Belize's main international airport: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport.
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