Hickatee Cottages

Hickatee Cottages

Mile 1.5, Ex-Servicemen Road (Aka Boom Creek Road), Punta Gorda ... Belize
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#1 of 4 B&Bs in Punta Gorda
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5.0
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5.0
Value
4.9
Top-rated jungle vacation rental, just one mile from PG Town in southern Belize, Hickatee offers Caribbean-style accommodation, fully equipped kitchen, plunge pool, free use of cruiser bikes, over a mile of nature trails on site, complimentary WIFI and access to a 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Special diet menus
Hiking
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Mile 1.5, Ex-Servicemen Road (Aka Boom Creek Road), Punta Gorda ... Belize
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DrMucker wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada152 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hickatee is our go to place in PG. It is not really off the beaten trail but you may well think so they are located in the jungle just minutes away from downtown PG. This year we were informed that they had again upgraded the Solar power station so there is no issue with power shortages for your devices. The entire resort has hi speed internet servies as well. Each cottage has its own on demand hot water for showering. The food is great the breakfasts Ali makes all the fresh bread and muffins. The fruits are so flavourful that when you get home the local fruits seem bland. The owners are keen to help with tours having the finger on the pulse of whats hot. The property has trails to walk around to look at many species of plants birds insects. It is likely that you will be seranaded by the troop of local howler monkeys. The cottages are all unique and very pretty we have stayed here four times now and will go back again in 2021. This area of Belize is often overlooked by travlelers mainly because they are unaware of all the things you can do. There is fishing, snorkeling and scuba here for water lovers and if you hike there are the trails on the property and any number of other areas that you can go to. There is caving ruins and so many cultural things to do. Cocoa farms where you can not only learn but actually make chocolate the Mayan way. There are also ruins nearby that are virtually undiscovered. Ali and Eduardo the owners have many little hidden gems of tours you can take or do that you will have to ask about. There are butterfly farms right next door that you can visit. Hickatee caters to the traveller who is tired of the average lodge. It is truly a hidden gem we will be back again and again if you have questions please ask us we will be happy to help out
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you, thank for the very kind review. It is always wonderful to have travelers wanting to experience nature, culture and adventure...and even better, getting recurring travelers who become great friends. We look forward to your 2021 trip and sharing what is new and exciting in PG and the Toledo District then!
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Jessica M wrote a review Mar 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I loved everything about this place. The cottages are cozy and clean... and the porch hammock is a great place to relax and listen to the sounds of the jungle. We used the bikes everyday to explore the area. Allison and the staff go above and beyond to make this place special and are very helpful with planning day trips/tours. It really is a little slice of heaven on earth- bumpy road and all.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we are glad you experienced Southern Belize! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Niekia B wrote a review Feb 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at Hickatee in the jungle! We spent 2 weeks in Belize, in 5 different accommodations, and this was our favourite! Allison is an amazing host with lots of local knowledge and tips! The property is alive and cabins are beautiful and you can hardly tell that it’s all completely off grid, but it’s fabulous that it is! If you’re there on a Monday night, definitely take Allison up on her home cooked meal..she is modest but her cooking is delicious.! If you’re there on a Wednesday the local drumming crew is talented and it was a fun experience! And if you have a chance to visit the butterfly ranch on a Thursday that’s another must. We got coffee delivered to our veranda every morning followed by the yummiest and freshest complimentary continental breakfast you’ll likely ever have in your life! If you plan to visit southern Belize you will not be disappointed with a stay at Hickatee Cottages!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hickatee, Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Neikia, thank you so much for the very kind review! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us, and we are glad that you were able to experience many of our complimentary amenities! Thanks again!
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Matthias R wrote a review Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing property. We got there early and were met by Allison who made us feel so comfortable and provided us with keys and explained the offerings. The common area and kitchen was so well stocked with dishes (cookware, plates, silverware, fridge, gas range, etc.) and an honour bar. The wood floors were incredible and the art and decor was so beautiful. The natural beauty and the trees were just amazing. The howler monkeys were making amazing noises in the distance which was so incredible. Hummingbirds jousted for flowers and feeders. Flowers were blooming all over the garden around the dipping pool. Each of the cabins were outfitted with wonderful towels for the pool and fluffy white towels for the showers. Every detail had been so well thought out like coffee was already on sight as well as the bar was fully stocked in the bar fridge. Each cabin bathroom had a nice bottle of various liquor and fans everywhere. Town is a five minute drive and has all the amenities you could need. The beauty and privacy was absolutely incredible. Security was 24hrs and we never felt anything but free and safe. I’d recommend this property to anyone looking to visit an authentic Belizean experience with nature and comfort. We are definitely looking to rebook this property on our next visit. Thank you Allison for your hospitality and attention to detail. You were absolutely incredible.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Just show up and let Allison take care of you.
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Nov 5, 2023
Thank you and your wonderful family for choosing Hickatee Cottages during your trip to the Toledo District. It was our pleasure, and we hope to see you again soon!
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GreyNomad27 wrote a review Feb 2020
London282 contributions183 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I must admit I was slightly nervous about staying somewhere without A/C in this heat but the cottages are so well designed that it wasn’t an issue. The fan was ample.
The best thing about Hickatee however is the fabulous welcome given by Alison and the way she looks after her guests. If ever someone was in the right business it is her.
Don’t be put off by the rough road in, it’s worth it.
In addition we were treated to a ‘dawn chorus’ by the local howler monkeys - what an experience!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you so much for the very kind review. While it is the Belizean jungle, the earlier months in the year can offer cooler temperatures throughout the evening. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. It was our pleasure having you here!
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Alaine N wrote a review Jan 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First off, they have great customer service. The owner Ms. Allison was so kind and welcoming.
She gave us a some informative background info on the Resort and also a tour. The room/cabana was so welcoming and gorgeous and although there is no ac, the fact that the cabanas are surrounded by trees somehow creates a cooling effect.
I am definitely making a second trip there and I recommend it to people who are nature lovers.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hickatee, Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Thank you Alaine! We really appreciate you staying at Hickatee Cottages for some quiet time! You are welcome anytime!
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Jorge M wrote a review Apr 2023
Florida135 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
First off, I have to agree with every superlative that has been written by other guests about Hickatee Cottages and Allison Gonzales. You won’t find a more accommodating and gracious host anywhere regardless of how much money you’re willing to spend. I stayed with a group of friends that have travelled together many times to many places, Hickatee did not disappoint only exceeded our expectations. We used the duplex the detached cottage and the “Sweet”. I looked at the others for a possible future visit and they were all charming and comfortable. The food was amazing, breakfast at the main house was always a treat while sitting and watching the resident hummingbirds fly just a few feet in front of your nose. There are enough activities to keep you busy for a month but I also enjoyed my hammock time.
Hickatee is one of those places that had a magic vibe to it that’s difficult to completely put into words, you have to experience it for yourself. The Howler monkeys and the rest of the flora and fauna literally on the property were certainly part of it, but everything that goes on at the Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm just reinforces a positivity about our fragile planet that we all desperately need. Lastly, I highly recommend reading “Fallen Stones” by Diana Marcum, my wife read the book as a random Amazon Kindle choice and that lead us to head to southern Belize.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Asha’s restaurant was awesome.
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Apr 17, 2023
Jorge, thank you a million for this amazing review. We always say that our home is sweeter because of our guests and your group was absolutely amazing. You make our 'job' easy! We are also forever grateful to you for your contribution to our local schools with the incredible donation of school supplies. We hope to see you again in the near future so we can serve you again.
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Dennis B wrote a review Mar 2023
25 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hickatee Cottages are the PLACE to stay in PG - Punta Gorda! Allison is a gracious host with all the knowledge of the surrounding area to make your visit memorable! The cottages are quaint and comfy! The main house has a full use kitchen or Allison’s staff can prepare meals for you. You have 60 acres of jungle to explore, too! Be sure to ask her about The Fallen Stones Butterfly farm! We’re definitely going back!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Contact Allison Gonzalez, the owner, for any assistance or questions! She is always ready to help...
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Response from , Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Apr 8, 2023
Thank you Dennis! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay at Hickatee! We hope you enjoyed exploring beautiful Belize, and we'll be here to serve you when you are ready to return! Thank you again.
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Beth B wrote a review May 3
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a VERY long car ride from Belize City to Punta Gorda because a friend highly recommended that we stay at Hickatee Cottages. Our long car ride was well worth it! Imagine staying at a resort in the middle of the jungle with beautiful lush flora and local fauna! The cottages are comfortable, well appointed and in great shape. Allison, our host, was so attentive and helpful from the time we reserved our cottage at Hickatee, many weeks before our travels. She asked what we wanted to do while in the area, and then recommended and made a reservation for us at a terrific local restaurant. She also managed to bring some local musicians to perform and do an education session with us, and she recommended and reserved a spot for us with a local Mayan family's education program, which concluded with a wonderful lunch, which we helped to prepare. She helped us manage our brief stay. (She even recommended a restaurant in Hopkins when we mentioned that we planned to stop there on our way back up north!) We had access to a large kitchen at Hickatee where we could prepare our meals. Allison offered to make meals for us at an additional charge. This was most helpful as we arrived somewhat late and didn't have necessary foods to make our first dinner there. In short, this host went above and beyond.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hickatee Cottages, Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Beth - thank you a million for this kind review! It was my absolute pleasure to host you while staying at Hickatee Cottages. I'm sure we can also find plenty more exciting activities within the Toledo District for any future stay. Sincere appreciation from the entire Hickatee Cottages team.
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Roam50012514776 wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just spent 10 days at Hickatee (named after an endangered turtle species). It was the perfect place to calm my soul and to write. Sounds of monkeys and birds all day while blue morpho butterflies flew by and fireflies at night. Alli accommodated every possible need with true graciousness, even scheduling a massage in my cottage! I can't recommend this place highly enough to connect with nature, explore the jungle, walk, read, write, paint etc. And a pot of french press coffee each morning delivered to my porch!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Hickatee, Owner at Hickatee Cottages
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Thank you, Roamx, for choosing Hickatee Cottages! It was our absolute pleasure to have you stay with us! We are grateful to share our jungle with you and we're happy that our place has allowed you to rejuvenate! Thanks again!
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Punta Gorda, Belize82 contributions1 helpful vote
The Punta Gorda market days are generally from Monday through Saturday, but the best days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The market opens from 6am and most of the vendors are still serving customers through the afternoon. It's a perfect spot for fresh fruits, vegetables and local spices!
linda b asked a question Jan 2015
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom97 contributions26 helpful votes
Is this place near beach,town,airport ?thanks
Answer from linda b
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom97 contributions26 helpful votes
Thanks for info helps to make mind up about staying here
Gerald S wrote a tip May 16
60 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We paid for our stay as part of an overall package with other lodges and hotel included so value for money is a bit difficult to assess."
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Matthias R wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just show up and let Allison take care of you."
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gottaGOanytime wrote a tip Apr 2023
Gainesville, FL14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We all were worried about insects for our late March trip but pleasantly surprised, they were not a factor other than at dusk"
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Jorge M wrote a tip Apr 2023
Florida135 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Asha’s restaurant was awesome."
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Dennis B wrote a tip Mar 2023
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Contact Allison Gonzalez, the owner, for any assistance or questions! She is always ready to help make your trip memorable!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hickatee Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Hickatee Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Cotton Tree Chocolate (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hickatee Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, room service, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hickatee Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hickatee Cottages?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hickatee Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hickatee Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asha's Culture Kitchen, Gomier's Vegan Vegetarian And Seafood, and Grace's Resturant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hickatee Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a plunge pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hickatee Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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