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Jul 30th 2009 2:33PM I stayed at the Jungle River Lodge and when I was there it was not only spiders we had to contend with but also had the people in the room next to us leave due to an infestation of ants in their room. Also, getting there at night is NOT a good idea because it is in the middle of the jungle and there are NO lights, even the headlights on the car seem insufficient as you wind up the mountain (and our driver was very confident in his skills - so slowing down was not an option). Also, even though our reservation said we'd be arriving that evening, when we finally arrived at the lodge - no one was there so we had to head back down to the city, La Ceiba, and our cabbie hooked us up with a great B&B to stay for the night (and there was a great street festival going on so we got to check that out before heading to bed). However, when we finally made our way back to the lodge - its saving grace was the fact that it is right on the river..so close that we preferred not to sleep in our rooms but brought out bedding out to the rock overhang, which you can jump off and into the river, and slept out there our last night at the lodge before heading to the Bay Islands. I would definitely recommend the lodge but as the author of the post said - know that you are going to an eco-lodge and there are likely going to be ups and downs to the experience...in the end, we had an amazing adventure, met some great travel buddies (who went white water rafting with us and also accompanied us to the Islands) and would go back to experience more. (also one thing to note is that up the mountain from the jungle river lodge - about 2-3 miles is an amazing - albeit random as it is in the middle of nowhere - restaurant, if you're going that way I would def say check it out their homemade salsa was ridiculously good!!)