What an amazing place Belize is! And Cotton Tree Lodge made the experience even better by directing us to the best spots for birdwatching, cave-exploring, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. The trip can be as relaxing (and what a place to relax!) or as tour-packed as you want. As an "eco-sensitive" lodge, Cotton Tree is sensitive to both the environment and the locals who live in the area. One can visit without out feeling intrusive and colonial. There are many scheduled activities, but the staff is willing to accommodate special interests (we wanted to see birds and kayak).
The cabanas are a perfect combination of comfort, coziness, and simplicity. The "luxury" is provided by mother nature: waking to a myriad of bird calls, hearing haunting howler monkey calls at night, a hissing rain in the early morning.
My advice to travelers to Cotton tree is to make sure to remind them of any dietary requirements (vegetarian, food allergies) when they are packing lunches for outings. Also, bring your bug repellent. We saw some nasty clusters of bites while we were there. Be aware that there are often families staying at the lodge, so plan a romantic getaway at a time when there won't be screaming kids around (i.e. not spring break!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our eco-lodge is hidden between the Moho River, the rain forest, and Mayan villages in southern Belize. Stay in beautiful thatch cabanas with private bathrooms and verandas. Enjoy delicious cuisine prepared with organic produce from our garden and the jungle around us. Try kayaking, birding, swimming, and yoga on the grounds. Connect with the people and culture of Belize on daily tours to villages, Mayan ruins, cacao farms, caves, waterfalls, and more. Or simply relax in a hammock all day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cotton Tree Hotel Punta Gorda
- Cotton Tree Lodge Belize/Punta Gorda