memorable, comfortable, affordable ... Punta Gorda, Toledo, Belize

".. beautiful cottages about a mile from PG Town, owned by a nice Brit couple -- delightful setting."
Lan Sluder, author of Fodor's Belize


Hickatee Cottages offers the best of both worlds: award-winning guesthouse accommodation in a lovely jungle setting, yet only a couple of miles from 'downtown' Punta Gorda (PG). Intentionally small and decidedly quiet, we have just six rooms, ranging in size and price from the Hickatee Den to our Honeymoon Suite.

Charlie's Bar is at the heart of our home, acting as reception, bar, meeting area, and restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. We have over a mile of nature trails on site offering good birding opportunities, regular sightings of our resident troop of howler monkeys, and assorted other critters.

We're family-run and love our job - if you can call living in the jungle and meeting great people a job! We're here to make sure you go away having had a great time, to help book tours and advise on activities in the Toledo District, so that you can best experience Toledo's nature, adventure, and rich range of cultures. Basically, if we can, we will...

Hickatee is off-grid and mainly solar-powered, so don't expect hairdryers, a/c, or cable TV. What you can expect is good old-fashioned hospitality, comfortable rooms, a low-key relaxed atmosphere, and personal service. We pride ourselves on giving excellent value for money, and we include wifi, use of bikes, Garifuna drumming lessons, and visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm in our rates, along with other 'freebies'.

Read our reviews, or take a look at our Facebook page to make sure we are the right place for you, and then let us help you plan your Toledo experience.

"Hickatee Cottages is probably the best value for the quality of accommodations in the whole country of Belize."
Barbara Kasak, Barb's Belize

Is Hickatee right for you?

We work very hard to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations, but it’s important that those expectations are realistic. At the risk of boring you, the biggest surprises have been:
  • The reality of being off-grid: this means no hairdryers etc, no coffee makers in the rooms, and chilled drinks instead of cubed ice. We have sufficient battery power for fans and lights, but insufficient surplus to store your food / drinks / cosmetics in our fridge. Sorry!
  • That our road is unpaved – it can get muddy, it can develop potholes, but that’s the price you pay for a pretty jungle location, complete with resident howler monkeys.
  • That we are a guest house, and not a boutique hotel or jungle lodge. Our value for money rates mean that we don’t provide the full service some guests expect from a higher-priced jungle lodge -- we don’t serve lunch, and the bar is generally closed from mid-day until 5.30pm, when we take our break. We’re happy to stock you up with a cooler of drinks, and are on call for genuine emergencies.