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
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Reviews for Cotton Tree Lodge
Stayed here for two nights and the views are great! The river flows right next to the lodge and they offer a bunch of activities for guests to do! We did the jungle survival quest and built a hammock from vines and a shelter hut out of trees. The staff are super sweet and enjoy talking to the guests which makes the stay pleasant. If you're looking for an actual jungle experience this is the place for you, there is no AC only fans to keep you cool and bugs everywhere! Do not keep your outside light on at night because bugs will swarm your room. Bug nets surround your bed to help you from getting eaten alive but bugs still manage to get in. Taking a cold shower and going to sleep fast makes the bugs crawling on you at night a little more bearable. The food is traditional Mayan dishes and if you're a picky eater, bring snacks!! The taste is definitely an acquired one. The water in your room is hot so make sure you give your drinks you buy to the front desk people and they will put them in their fridge for you. There is so much wildlife here! You will see howler monkeys and rare prettt birds and flowers. Also if you decide to ever go back you get a discount your next trip!
Beth G - Dickinson, Texas
The food was delicious, the staff were fantastic, the tours were perfect. I got to go on one-on-one tours, and had a truly rewarding experience. I can't stop raving about this beautiful lodge and the fantastic people I met. The lodge also offers daily yoga and massage, and it's fantastic. I can't wait to come back, and I'll be bringing my friends and family this time around.
bomsibsquare - Victoria, Canada
Just got home last night. The Cotton Tree Lodge is a nice property. It's built next to the river and is beautiful. There is no air conditioning on the property, so a breeze is very important. We had fans, so we didn't melt. The food was good, the beds were adequate. I don't think I would go there again, because I don't typically repeat vacations. There is a lot to do in the area and the Mayan people are very nice. Everyone speaks English.
bej6332 - dallas, texas
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.