Situated far in the deep south, Cotton Tree Lodge is one of the best kept eco-travel secrets of Belize. Thanks to its remoteness, way off the beaten track, Toledo district appears to follow its own rhythm of time, which has changed little over the years. Maya villages with curious children and thick jungle that still convey the Indiana Jones feeling as one comes across unexcavated remnants of ancient temples or secret waterfalls, lianas dangling from tall trees and abundant vegetation that conceals the entrance to a sacred cave...
Cotton Tree Lodge is the perfect base from where to explore this hidden region of Belize. Cotton Tree Lodge is an all-inclusive ecolodge nestled in a 100 acres private rainforest reserve. Guests stay in detached thatched cabanas with private bathrooms. The lodge is 'off-the-grid' and electricity is provided by solar power, while the fresh produce that provides the ingredients for the delicious meals comes right from their own organic garden. They offer a full meal package as well as daily tours to the surrounding waterfalls, ruins, villages, caves, and jungle.
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They can accommodate individuals, families, honeymooners, weddings, retreats, and student groups. The lodge is recommended for guests age 3 and up, in good physical condition.
Rooms: 11 Guest Cabanas, 2 Tour Leader Rooms. Queen, twin, and bunk beds can be rearranged as necessary.
All rooms are fully screened and have private bathrooms with hot showers, drinking water, hand-woven textiles, native wood details, ceiling fans, and 24-hour electricity.
Property Maximum: 38 adults, 40 students in
Handicap accessible: Cabaña 6 is accessible by ramp.
The Cotton Tree Lodge restaurant serves three full meals a day. Guests eat family style to foster a sense of community. Set menus feature a mix of Belizean and American favorites and rotate daily. The restaurant can accommodate vegetarians and food allergies (notice must be given prior to arrival).
Breakfast is a hot buffet served from 7am – 9am.
Lunch is plated or a picnic on tour, from 12pm – 2pm.
Appetizers are served in the bar at 6pm
Dinner is a four-course meal, served at 7pm.
The bar serves a full menu of cocktails as well as a small selection of wines and beers. The bar is open from 11am – 11pm, with a bar snack menu available in the afternoons.
Packages: all-inclusive packages are available and include airport transfers from and to Punta Gorda Airport, all meals, daily tours, on-the-grounds activities, accommodation and soft drinks.
Alternatively you can also book the room only and add all services separately(airport transfers, tours, and meals at extra cost). Group rates are also available.
Rates are subject to 9% Hotel Tax. Meals and Tours are subject to 10% General Sales Tax.
Gratuity: We do not include a service charge in our bills. Gratuity is at guest discretion.
Punta Gorda, PND
Fly from Belize City (50 minutes) to PND. Cotton Tree Lodge provides complimentary transfers from PND for all-inclusive guests. Room-only guests can request transfers for US $50 each way.
Closest Major Town: Punta Gorda,
approximately 15 miles away.
Driving from Belize City takes approximately 4.5 hours. Punta Gorda features several restaurants, a few small hotels, and a farmers market.
Boat connections are available to Livingston and Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.
Punta Gorda bus station is served by James Bus Lines and connects to Placencia, Dangriga, Belmopan, and Belize City. Punta Gorda Airport is served by Maya Island Air and Tropic Air with flights to Placencia, Dangriga, and Belize City. Connections to Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and Flores are also possible.