Punta Gorda isnt really a touristy place, it's a jump off place for many to get to Honduras and Guatemala and so many people will stay a night or two.
It definitely has a centre and about 3 parallel roads running through it, and is a
Hickatee is a jungle get away, no doubt about it. Down a long (very pot holled) road from the top of town you will find HIckatee, it takes about 10 mins in a car and 25 by foot. Made up of a few individual cottages and a main cabin which acts as the restaurant, bar, reading area etc.
Ian and Kate run the cottages and know everything you need to know about the local area - the people (on Wednesday nights they have Raymond giving a Belizean drum demo), the music (Garifuna), the politics and not to mention the animals, wildlife, insects, brids.
There are 3 trails cut through the jungle direct from the cottages that take you through 30-45 minutes of dense jungle where you can hear (and if lucky) see the howler monkeys in the trees, if not butterflies, birds and the odd jungle animal can be spotted.
The food was amazing, far better than any restaurant we found in punta gorda.
There are a whole variety of day trips (cave swimming was fantastic) that can be sorted by Ian
Cottage was clean, spacious, cool, sleeping at night with all the jungle noises so close by.
Even been a jaguar or two spotted on the grounds
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top-rated jungle B&B, just one mile from PG Town in southern Belize, Hickatee offers Caribbean-style accommodation, bar-restaurant, plunge pool, morning coffee delivered to your verandah, free bikes, over a mile of nature trails on site, and free visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm. Family-run, we offer friendly service, a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, excellent value for money, and a great base from which to explore the offshore southern cayes and Toledo’s many inland attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hickatee Cottages Hotel Punta Gorda
- Hickatee Cottages Belize/Punta Gorda