March 1-3, 2012. An oasis of jungle beauty and peace. Wonderful morning coffee on the deck. Ian so graciously lent me his computer to email home. The rooms were so clean and had such lovely wood throughout.The named plants and backyard jungle walkways and garden greenhouses added to the appeal.The tours were so personal,individual. Cyrila's chocolate my favourite (tour) experience in all Belize. Juan's understanding of Maya sustainable farming practices and advocacy work comes a breath of fresh air, so true to our understanding and organic practices, yet deeper and more profound with his ancient Maya connection. I also loved the slow long ride through the jungle and country side out to Rio Blanco National Park. The Maya homes are immaculate and the country so untouched by modern life. It felt a tremendous priveledge to view this piece of Belize. We had the ruins of Lubaantun to ourselves.
The road out of Punta Gorda to Hickatee never seemed so long as when we did not know where we were heading, so be sure to have Ian or Kate guide you there. I can not really recommend eating in Punta Gorda as I was eaten by sand fleas at one spot and we seemed an inconvienience at another. Market days were the best face on an otherwise indifferent Punta Gorda poplace.
I truly felt like I was pampered ,as if on an African safari, by friendly knowlegeable British hosts who knew how to cook (yum) as well as direct us in to local activities. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
The 4 Wilsons from Canada
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top-rated jungle B&B, just one mile from PG Town in southern Belize, Hickatee offers Caribbean-style accommodation, bar-restaurant, plunge pool, morning coffee delivered to your verandah, free bikes, over a mile of nature trails on site, and free visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm. Family-run, we offer friendly service, a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, excellent value for money, and a great base from which to explore the offshore southern cayes and Toledo’s many inland attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hickatee Cottages Hotel Punta Gorda
- Hickatee Cottages Belize/Punta Gorda