Cotton Tree Lodge in Punta Gorda, Belize
There are few places on the planet where nature's greatest achievements on land and water come together to create paradise - and even fewer that also happen to be home to a luxurious lodge. Cotton Tree Lodge in brilliant Belize is just such a rarity. Nestled within the Belizean rainforest on the banks of the Moho River, the environmentally-friendly Lodge sits at the base of a towering cotton tree. A perfectly secluded spot in the heart of the rainforest, the Lodge gives you a chance to immerse yourself in a tropical dream.
Individual cabanas with thatched roofs are surrounded by the fig trees. Enjoy your view of the river from the comfort of a hammock swinging on your own private veranda. At night take in the calls of exotic birds, the gentle hum of the river on its journey to the sea, and the roar of monkeys in the distance, as you drift off in your soft bed. Take trips guided by knowledgeable staff into the rainforest where you can explore caves, myriad flora and fauna, Mayan ruins and the Mojo River itself. The Lodge can arrange for scuba diving excursions in collaboration with Reef Conservation International in Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve. At the end of each day of adventure, join other Lodge guests in a festive organic Belizean meal on the main deck, and watch the sun set into the trees.
Location of Cotton Tree Lodge
Nearest Airport: PND
Amenities for Cotton Tree Lodge
- General Information
- 10 Guest Rooms
- Outdoor Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Hiking Trails
- In-Room Amenities
- Ceiling Fans
- Private Verandas
- Screened Windows
- Nature Walks
- Boat Excursions
- Active & Adventure
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Reviews for Cotton Tree Lodge
This was a nice oasis by the Mojo River and in the jungle. The lodge itself was a nice place for our group of 12 to gather at night. The local guides taught us a lot about Mayan culture and we went on an excellent jungle survival hike. The howler monkeys woke me at 4 am each morning. Very cool sounds to hear at night. I missed the sound after we left.
Patricia H - Sunapee, New Hampshire
Five wonderful days were spent virtually off the grid. We were treated like family by the staff. The food was great. The accommodations were interestingly wonderful. Interesting excursions available. Valerie and the group were very personable. What was booked as a questionable trip to an Eco Village in the Rain Forest turned out to be a vacation of a life time.
This a fabulous jungle lodge on the Moho River. Beautiful trees and plantings and a beautiful river that you can swim in. We are birders and went primarily for that . Birding is fabulous on the property, and of course you can hire guides and go elsewhere. Their primary birding guide, Agapieto Pop is EXTRAORDINARILY good, in addition to being a guy that it's fun to spend the day with. The lodging is funky and well done--everything hand made and the place is quite beautiful. All the people at the place are friendly, competent and fun. We stayed a week and had a great time. Why do I say "Maybe not for everybody"? The place isn't slick. No golf course, swimming pool etc. And you are pretty cut off electronically, even if you buy into there wifi--it's a minimal connection. We didn't miss the electronics
Capnbob67 - Blue Hill, Maine
My husband and I visited 3 different resorts during our one week trip to Belize and staying at Cotton Tree was by far our favorite experience. Beautiful, peaceful, serene. Loved every minute of it.....from yoga to start the day to falling asleep listening to the howler monkeys. We had two sleeping experiences on the cabana boat (very romantic) and in one of the private cabanas. Was very comfortable in both....no bugs, cool enough that we didn't need any fans. Food was unbelievably good.....this is where you want to experience organic, authentic Belizean cusine. Not only did we get to experience the ecological aspects of the jungle, we got to learn so much about the Garafino and Mayan cultures. The lodge staff had a Garfino drumming and dancing demonstration that all of the guests participated in learning. You can also learn about natural medicine, the process of making chocolate from cacao beans, survival skills, organic farming and much more. Cotton Tree is the place to experience all different types of tours - waterfalls, cave tubing, zip lining, mayan ruins and much more. We were only there a short time and did the Blue Creek Cave tour which is a must do for the adventurous souls. Hiking, rock and waterfall climbing and swimming through a long cave was the highlight of our trip.
April F - Mankato, Minnesota, United States
I had a great time at the Cotton tree Lodge. All the personal and guides were excellent. Agapito went out of his way to make all my tours so much fun. My friend was sick for 2 days and the staff went out of there way to help her.
406val - Brooks, Canada