UNSPOILED, BUT NOT REMOTE
PG is the southernmost town in Belize, and the 'capital' of the Toledo District. Once an outpost reached by boat, it is today easily accessible by:
> c. 5 -6 hours' by car or bus on the Southern Highway (still probably the best paved road in Belize!)
> c. 60 minute commuter flight from Belize City and points in between (Tropic Air offers 5 flights daily)
> c. 60 minute daily water taxis from Puerto Barrios, and twice-weekly from Livingston
Get creative, and mix and match to suit your itinerary and budget!
> Two-center vacation in Placencia and Toledo? Look at booking a (cheaper and shorter) Tropic Air return flight to Placencia, and travel down to Toledo by rental vehicle, or by Hokey Pokey/James Bus.
> Coming from Cayo? Take a shuttle to Dangriga or Placencia and then fly, drive, or bus from there
> Traveling from Tikal? Take a bus down to Rio Dulce, and then take a water taxi from Livingston
PG DIRECTIONS TO HICKATEE
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 on your right, through the food vendor 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 (aka Boom Creek Road). As you leave the outskirts of the town, continue on the main road and Hickatee Cottages is just one mile further on the left-hand side of the road.
You can also find our location marked accurately on google maps.
However, we recommend using our directions listed above for the 'best route' option.
GETTING TO BELIZE
If time is at a premium, then your quickest journey to Belize is by direct international flight from North America (Canada, USA, and Mexico) and Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala). Here's a handy little graphic for you, courtesy of the fabulous team at Tropic Air.
If you have more time and are looking at exploring the country and some of the Central America region, or are on a budget and are prepared for some extra traveling, then look at creative ways to reach Belize:
> from Cancun by ADO bus to Belize (ADO has an overnight bus to Belize City, and numerous daytime busses to Chetumal)
> Interjet has direct flights from Mexico City to Chetumal, just over the northern Belize border
> from Guatemala City, travelling by bus to Puerto Barrios or Livingston, and then water taxi to Punta Gorda
> from San Pedro Sula, by bus to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala, and water taxi to Punta Gorda
> there is even a monthly yacht from PG to Roatan
'Open jaw' tickets - flying into one airport and leaving from another - can sometimes give you great cost-savings! Google flights has pretty much replaced the old ITA Matrix system, and will let you enter up to 5 potential departure and arrival airports, and will also suggest date variations for more cost savings. If you're looking at regional travel, then the Indie gismo at Bootsnall can give you hours of fun with multi-city flights.