We went down to Cotton Tree for a destination wedding! It was absolutely perfect. We had never been to a jungle in Central America. We walked away feeling as though we had embraced the unbelievable nature of the area, got a feel for the native history and life-style in Punta Gorda, loved relaxing at the lodge, and created beautiful memories we will never forget.
There are many different adventures you can sign-up for to experience anything from Mayan ruins to waterfall swimming. One highlight was Aladio's farm tour which is actually a jungle plant tasting walk. Yes, you actually taste different native jungle plants as well as raw cacao. Then we went to his families house for lunch and his wife and daughter showed us how to make chocolate the traditional Mayan way. As far as an authentic local culture experience, you can't really beat that!
The lodge itself is steeped in the traditions of local people. The buildings alone are works of art. Constructed in traditional techniques, the Cabanas are really cool and so is the main lodge. The main lodge is where you can mingle with other travelers, indulge in the delicious cocktails, and feast on the fabulous food.
We had a great time and can't wait to go back!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking