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Cotton Tree Lodge

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Moho River, Punta Gorda Belize
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#3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Gorda
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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.
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Private balcony
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River View
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English, Spanish

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Moho River, Punta Gorda Belize
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Punta Gorda Airport7 miSee all flights
Puerto Barrios Airport34 miSee all flights
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TheBarefootContessa wrote a review Feb 2020
Hillsborough, North Carolina196 contributions52 helpful votes
Back in 2010 and 2011, we ran photo workshops out of Cotton Tree Lodge. Times changed, and there were issues with former managers (not the former owners), so we stopped coming. This year, we returned and were delighted to find a smooth-running operation by new owners Adam and Kasey Van Tassell and their charming and well-behaved three children. We were also happy to see how Adam and Kasey support the local community, hiring local Maya to help run the beautiful property and giving them responsibility that is appropriate for their expertise. From Mr. Bo who has maintained the property for years, to Armando who manages the food gardens that feed us so well, to Valerie in the office, and so many others. It was wonderful to have these people remember us from nine years ago and welcome us back so warmly. The thatched cabanas are charming and comfortable with hammock-graced porches, and even the garden-side rooms are attractive and spacious. When we went on our various excursions, again, friends whom we had made years back remembered my husband and me. This is a very special place, and Adam and Kasey are committed to improving it further and becoming ever more involved in the community. We have already made plans to return with another group in 2021.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: We love the cabanas overlooking the Mojo River.
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Lynn H wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently spent two nights at the Cotton Tree Lodge and cannot say enough nice things. It is the perfect place to destress, unwind, and just let go. You can spend your day in a hammock, have an excellent massage, participate in a yoga class, float down the river, or go on a guided tour of many different venues. The food is first class using fruits and vegetables grown in their own gardens. The bar serves nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks - the coconut mojito is truly excellent! The owners, Adam and Casey, as well as Valerie, their manager, could not be more pleasant and kind. One of the best things is lying in a hammock or bed and hearing the various birds singing or the Howler Monkeys talking. I would go back tomorrow for a week if only I could.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lauren K wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Cotton Tree Lodge for six nights with my father. We absolutley loved it here. The grounds are well kept without being too over-manicured, reserving the wild beauty of the area. The Casitas are very well built using local hardwoods and thatched roofs. The rooms are completely screened, keeping the creepy crawlys out while allowing a nice cross breeze. The beds are comfortable enough with beautiful linens and mosquito nets (though the mosquitos were minimal around the grounds). We stayed beside the river and spent hours swinging in hammocks on the porch, enjoying the many bird species and listening to the howler monkeys and silly iguanas falling out of trees into the river. I even spotted a Puma in a clearing across the river!!! A rare occurance and something I will never forget. We did the meal plan which consisted of a modest buffet breakfast (eggs, fruit, ham, tortillas etc.) lunch on site (or packed if we went out for the day) and a beautiful 5 course dinner, set up family style at a long table allowing guests to get to share stories and get to know each other. Every meal was spectacular and the desserts, yum!!. The majority of the food is grown on site in the organic garden, grown and prepared with love and pride. The lodge offers a range of unique tours that capture the culture of the Toledo district, which is a lesser travelled and still quite wild part of Belize. The guides were all very warm and engaging people who were eager to share their knowledge of the area with us. If you are looking for a place to escape from the rat race, somewhere that forces you too put your phone away (wifi is limited here) and get away from the t.v. and back into nature, this is the place for you. Just remember that this is Belize, and you're in the jungle so be prepared with bug spray, sunscreen, closed toe shoes (though they do offer boots for certain outings) a long sleeved shirt/pants, flashlight, an open mind and a sense of adventure Much love
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Paul C wrote a review Dec 2019
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The Lodge's new owners, Adam and Casey and their children Addie, Brock and Chase, were wonderful hosts. They accommodated vegetarian and vegan meals and the bar served alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Morning and afternoon meals are casual and the guests, and owners come together for a five course meal at night. You can get a cabana (rooms cleaned daily) overlooking the river, be awakened by bird songs in the morning, and lulled to sleep with a Howler Monkey "melody" at night. But you don't have to worry about crawly or flying things because the room is completely screened.and you can tour the grounds on boardwalks (illuminated at night with glow lights and fireflies). Much food is grown in their organic garden - which you can tour. Armando, the gardener, is happy to show you his work. He also leads and afternoon Jungle "survival" presentation. In addition, there is a variety of organized events, morning yoga, fishing, tortilla making, chocolate production, etc. If you are into birding, there's and event for that. Just walking the grounds with a guide, Pop, in early morning, Joy saw 39 birds (four different type of hummingbirds) in an hour and a half. This is NOT the place for big screen TV or even steady cell or internet service - that's what we were getting away from. It is not luxury in the sense of modern electronics, shops on site, paved roads and streets with names. It is an oasis in the middle of nature, with just enough challenges to make it interesting.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Chantal L Regan wrote a review Nov 2019
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My experience at the Cotton Lodge … this review is overdue, mostly because I can’t find the words to describe my experience. You have to visit. I want to go back. Ok … here is my review. I want to go back. I want to share it others. I’m in a high stress job. It wasn’t my first time in Belize. As soon as I arrived at the lodge, I was able to let go. Enough that others at the lodge were surprised when I told them I’m a CPA lol. Jeff, the lodge owner was there and I’m very thankful. The experience was amazing. The way they have the activities and dinner setup really brings a shy person like me to feel like I have family for the week. The activities are perfect! The tortilla making and kayaking where amazing! Spending time at the dock reading a book with a drink where amazing too. Stretching on my balcony and hanging out on the hammock were perfect. Learning about Belize and the lodge was just what I needed. Everyone at the lodge were amazing. I do love Belize and hope to spend more time. I did visit my other favorite place in Belize. This is one place I want to visit and bring others. Perfect place to visit after a busy season, it made me want to stay in Belize! Thank you Cotton Tree Lodge and Jeff! Thank you for this beautiful place.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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$214 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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cotton tree hotel punta gorda
LOCATION
BelizeToledo DistrictPunta Gorda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cotton Tree Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cotton Tree Lodge?
Nearby attractions include IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cotton Tree Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Cotton Tree Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cotton Tree Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cotton Tree Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Cotton Tree Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.