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La Milpa – How to get there

Driving Directions to La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center from Belize

1. Take the Northern Highway to Orange Walk Town.  In Orange Walk Town, take a left at the Fire station and head towards the village of Yo Creek.

2. At Yo Creek continue southwest through the villages of San Lazaro, Trinidad and August Pine Ridge to San Felipe.

3. Stay on the main road through the community of San Felipe and turn right (west) at the primary school/football field where the road forks into a sharp T-junction. You will come up to our first directional sign shown below at this T-junction. Continue about 7 miles to the bridge over the Rio Bravo. Continue past the police station on the right by the border station opposite town of La Union in Mexico. You will then head south west into Blue Creek, a Mennonite community, up the steep Hill and past the Linda Vista Credit Union, gas station and shopping Center on the right. This is the last place to fuel up if you are traveling in your own vehicle.

4. Continue from Linda Vista for approximately 4 miles. At Tres Leguas on the left side of the paved road, our second sign seen below points south towards La Milpa. Follow the road for about 3 miles to our Programme for Belize Ranger Outpost; this is the North Gate entrance to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area. Once you pass the gate you will continue about 3 miles to the La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center, which will be to your right.

Driving Directions to La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center from Corozal

1. Take the Northern Highway from the Belize/Chetumal border to Orange Walk Town, which is about 30 miles south of Corozal. In Orange walk, go past the Shell Station on the left; continue about 2 blocks until the main road divides. Turn left and continue west to the village of Yo Creek.

2. At Yo Creek continue on the main road which turns sharply to the south. Continue southwest on the gravel road through the villages of San Lazaro, Trinidad and August Pine Ridge to San Felipe.

3. At San Felipe, the main road turns sharply to the right (west) at the football field. Continue about 7 miles to the bridge over the Rio Bravo.
Continue past the police station on right border station opposite town of La Union in Mexico) and up a steep road into the Blue Creek Mennonite Community. Linda Vista Credit Union, gas station and shopping center will be on the right. This is the last place to fuel up.

4. Continue on from Linda Vista approximately 4 miles. Watch for a road to the left at Tres Leguas (south, a sharp left turn downhill) at the base of a hill with a house on top. A sign here points to Gallon Jug; follow this road about 3 miles to the Rio Bravo Entrance gate and guardhouse of Programme for Belize. Continue about 3 miles to the La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center.

Driving Directions to La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center from Orange Walk

1. In Orange Walk Town, take a left at the Fire station and head towards the village of Yo Creek.

2. At Yo Creek continue southwest through the villages of San Lazaro, Trinidad and August Pine Ridge to San Felipe.

3. At San Felipe, turn right (west) at the school/football field and head southwest into Blue Creek, a Mennonite community, up the steep Hill, past the Linda Vista Credit Union, gas station and shopping Center on the right.  This is the last place to fuel up.

4. Continue from Linda Vista for approximately 4 miles.  At Tres Leguas on the left side of the paved road, signs point to Gallon Jug and La Milpa.  Follow the road for about 3 miles to a Programme for Belize Ranger Outpost; this is the entrance gate to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area.  Continue about 3 miles to the La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center, which will be to your right.