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“The Perfect Place to Stay in Punta Gorda, Belize.”
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Hickatee Cottages
Ranked #1 of 17 Punta Gorda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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10 reviews
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“The Perfect Place to Stay in Punta Gorda, Belize.”
Reviewed 2 April 2009

Hickatee Cottages is an excellent place to stay if you are in Punta Gorda, Belize. The owners are delightful, truly helpful and very knowledgeable of the area. The rooms are lovely, the food is tasty and the surroundings are beautiful. We had a great time in Punta Gorda and I think most of the credit is due to Hickatee Cottages.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

Hickatee Cottages provided us a great room, at a reasonable rate with the best service in Belize. Ian & Kate (the owners) are amazing. They'll arrange activities with trusted outfitters without taking a commission and have great advice for things to do in the area. We thouroughly enjoyed their cooking (especially the fresh breads!) and feel it was the best food we had in Punta Gorda. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Delaware
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

What a wonderful place to stay. Everything from the accommodations to the hospitality was 1st class all the way. Ian and Kate are the nicest people you will ever meet and ever so gracious! My husband and I showed up a day early, right in the middle of them serving breakfast to their current guests, and without hesitation they accepted us as new guests and invited us to sit down to breakfast!! The property is beautiful, the cottages are warm and welcoming, the food is fantastic, and the owners absolutely wonderful. I can't think of a better place to stay when visiting Punta Gorda.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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West Virginia
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

Hickatee Cottages is a wonderful special place. A number of places we traveled to in Belize looked better on the website than in real life. Not so with Hickatee. Everything was excellent. Kate and Ian treat each guest like family, going above and beyond to make your stay extra special. Their environmental ethic is commendable, and we wish many more hotels would follow their example. I will definitely return again. It is a birders paradise.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Fort Worth
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Reviewed 26 February 2009

We just returned from our third stay and are looking forward to returning. Kate and Ian go the extra distance to really make it a wonderful experience! We love that it is out from town and the people that find it are interesting.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington state
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

Other than agreeing with all the other reviews, I just have to add that Kate and Ian are what make the cottages special. Yes it is beautiful, yes the food is great...
But how often do you get a sense of humor like Ian's? Not only is he a kick, but he also knows the area and can be helpful (if you can stop laughing). Kate is a dear and works her butt off (as does Ian, what a waiter),in order to make Hickatee a place to remember. And yes, the bread......oh the bread!

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2009

I can't say enough good things about Hickatee. All the previous reviews are well stated.

I spent 2 nights there at the end of January on my way to Plancencia to meet friends. Keep in mind Punta Gorda is a bit off the beaten track, but it is still a fun place to visit. Ian and Kate couldn't be more wonderful. There was coffee on the balcony every morning and great meals every night. They also know a lot about the area, so it's fun to talk to them and learn more about the local culture and people.

I couldn't recommend this place more.

  • Liked — Ian and Kate were the best.
  • Disliked — The bugs, but that is to be expected in the jungle, so just come prepared.
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hickatee Cottages

Property: Hickatee Cottages
Address: Mile 1.5, Ex-Servicemen Road | (Aka Boom Creek Road), Punta Gorda ..., Belize
Region: Belize > Toledo District > Punta Gorda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Gorda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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 
Also Known As:
Hickatee Cottages Hotel Punta Gorda
Hickatee Cottages Belize/Punta Gorda

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