Hit the road!
For those that prefer the freedom of a hire car to explore the District at leisure, your four to five hour journey from Belize City will take you along one of the best paved road in Belize - the Southern Highway (the final nine-mile stretch through the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve is now completed).
Your journey along the Southern Highway brings you through the village of Cattle Landing, along the Caribbean coastline with its great views of the Bay of Honduras and Guatemala, and into the town of Punta Gorda.
Follow Front Street through town, past the Uno Gas Station
(formerly Texaco) on your right, through the market area, past Peter Claver School, and
then turn right immediately past the St Peter Claver church. Take the
next left onto Main Street, and continue past the hospital on your
right and bear to the right where the road becomes Cemetery Lane.
Proceed down Cemetery Lane for a further two blocks and, when you reach the small children's park, turn 'half-left' into Ex-Servicemen Road. As you leave the outskirts of the town, Hickatee Cottages is just one mile further on the left-hand side of the road.