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Cotton Tree Lodge

Moho River, Punta Gorda Belize
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#3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Gorda
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Room features
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Moho River, Punta Gorda Belize
Getting there
Punta Gorda Airport7 miSee all flights
Puerto Barrios Airport34 miSee all flights
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Megan H wrote a review May 2021
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Our stay here was amazing in every way. The staff was accommodating and friendly and made us feel at home. The food was delicious, organic, and always made fresh! The river was very refreshing when it got too warm and they provided complimentary kayaks and snorkeling gear so you could go down the river. This is a once in a lifetime experience and you’ll never be able to replicate it. 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Damon D wrote a review Mar 2021
Morgan, Utah11 contributions
100% unique experience! The lodge is situated in the jungle surrounded by howler monkeys, tropical birds, etc right next to the beautiful Moho River. The food is fantastic!! All farm-to-table. The excursions are a blast (caving, ruins, fishing, tortilla making, chocolate tours, etc). Honestly the best vacation we’ve ever had. My kids can’t stop asking me when we are going back. Do yourself a favor and go!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Rose P wrote a review Oct 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
I was part of the Barefoot Contessa group in January 2020. What a wonderful adventure. Belize was on my bucket list so when this opportunity became available, I jumped at the chance. I like the comforts of home and don't particularly like to rough it. Living in the jungle is a stretch for me. The Cotton Tree Lodge did not disappoint. The cabanas are comfortable with screens and balconies, hammocks included, electricity and nice bathrooms. The walkways between buildings are safe and prevent you from getting lost. The food was wonderful (I am a picky eater), I did not go hungry. The owners, Adam, Kasey and their children are wonderful hosts and an incredible family. They hire an awesome staff of locals to run the place and are very accommodating to the needs of their visitors. Belize a beautiful country with very welcoming locals. A stay at the Cotton Tree Lodge will make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
TheBarefootContessa wrote a review Feb 2020
Hillsborough, North Carolina211 contributions56 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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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: We love the cabanas overlooking the Mojo River.
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Lynn H wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota6 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
$214 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.