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punta gorda  .  toledo district  .  southern belize

Hickatee Cottages offers the best of both worlds: award-winning accommodation in a lovely jungle setting yet only a couple of miles from 'downtown' Punta Gorda (PG) in the Toledo District of Southern Belize. Intentionally small, and decidedly quiet, we have six cottage houses to accommodate all of your travel needs.

Ex-Servicemen's Kitchen/Bar is the heart of our property, acting as your primary gathering point, which includes a fully equipped kitchen, bar area, lounging area, and plenty of tables for seating. We have over a mile of nature trails on site offering excellent flora and fauna, birding opportunities, regular sighting of our resident troop of howler monkeys, and more!


Hickatee is off-grid and predominantly solar-powered. We offer comfortable rooms, a low-key relaxed atmosphere, and personal attention during your stay. We pride ourselves on giving excellent value for money, including WiFi access, private grounds, use of our splash pool, access to our on-site managed butterfly farm owned by Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm and use of cruiser bikes.

We're here to make sure you have a great time and assist with your travel itinerary while staying in the Toledo District! Our goal is for you to experience Toledo's nature, adventure, and rich range of cultures at it's best.

Please read our TripAdvisor Reviews and visit our Facebook page. When you are ready, let us help you plan your Toledo experience.


We work very hard to meet and exceed our guests' expectations for customer service and comfort. It's important that we also share the realities of a jungle setting: 

> Off-Grid Experience: Off-Grid does not necessarily translate to jungle camping, but at Hickatee we offer the natural surroundings which you will not find in a luxury hotel.  We have sufficient battery power for en-suite fans and lighting as well as hot water for relaxing showers, but we do not recommend the use of hairdryers or other high-powered devices.

> Unpaved Roads: While we are only 1.5 miles from downtown Punta Gorda, it can get muddy and our roads develop potholes. This, however, is the trade-off for a pretty jungle location, complete with resident howler monkeys. 

> Natural Breeze: Hickatee prides ourselves on offering a great value for your money.  Our cottages are fully screened to allow for the fresh, nature breeze to flow through. With this jungle experience, our cottages do not include A/C. 

> Safety & Accessibility:  Hickatee Cottages is located on a relatively flat ground, and all paths are of gravel rock material. Each cottage has approximately six steps with safety railing and are within a short walking distance of all facility needs. However, due to the nature of the location, Hickatee Cottages is not wheelchair accessible.

> Jungle Flyers. The jungle offers beautiful flora and fauna, but this also comes with the various insects of the jungle. We recommend insect repellent for those more sensitive to our winged friends.

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