punta gorda . toledo district . southern belize
MEMORABLE, COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE
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 houses to accommodate your travel needs.
Ex-Servicemen's Bar is the heart of our lodge, acting as reception, bar, meeting area, and restaurant. We have over a mile of nature trails on site offering excellent birding opportunities, regular sighting of our resident troop of howler monkeys, and an array of insects.
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, use of cruiser bikes, Garifuna drumming lessons, and visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm*.
We're here to make sure you have a great time and assist with your complete 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.
*Terms and Conditions Apply
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HICKATEE COTTAGES
We work very hard to meet and exceed our guests' expectations, but it's important that those expectations are realistic. Please read information about us and our location to ensure it meets your needs:
> 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 heating devices to safeguard our power system.
> 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 special jungle location, complete with resident howler monkeys.
> Natural Breeze: 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 relatively flat ground, and 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. 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.