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Belize is welcoming travelers again, with a Tourism Gold Standard program in place designed to keep you safe and recognized as one of the top in the world. See our Health & Safety page for up-to-date details related to COVID-19 vaccinations, testing requirements and everything else you need to know in order to have the Belize vacation of your dreams.

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Hickatee Cottages is a Belize Tourism Board GOLD STANDARD CERTIFIED HOTEL. We welcome you to read further about our health & safety commitment on our website under Our Health Safety Commitment link.


Hickatee Cottages is a quaint full facility lodge approximately 1.5 miles from the Punta Gorda town in Belize, Central America. Built in 2005 on 20 acres, it has been created with minimal impact to the environment, and maximum benefit to the community by using local contractors, labor, and suppliers. A small part of the land had been cleared several years before for small-scale farming and it is only this area which has been re-developed for the Cottages. The ‘lion’s share’ of Hickatee Cottages is in its original natural state, with many large trees and lush vegetation and is home to an array of wildlife – howler monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies, bats, and several other little creatures!

We are outside of the Punta Gorda city limits and we are off-grid, predominately solar-powered, with comfortable rooms, a low-key relaxed atmosphere and custom service for any group travel need.

Hickatee offers 6 cottage houses ranging in size. Each house has its own entrance and en-suite facilities, including fully screened windows for excellent ventilation, ceiling fans, hot showers, hammocks on each verandah and comfortable beds. The property also includes a separate house for the gathering area. It includes a bar, dining area, kitchen facilities and library! We have plenty of seating to relax with a book from our library or sit at the bar, and to come together for a group meal on the outdoor verandah. Group travel packages can include catered meal services or a fully equip kitchen should your group prefer to self-cater.

Additional amenities at Hickatee Cottages include:

• Private use of grounds, nature trails throughout the property

• Access to on-site splash pool

• Access to adjoining butterfly farm

• Use of cruiser bikes

• Complimentary WIFI

• On-site hosts, including nightly security

• 100% off-grid; solar-operated

• Fans in all cottages, No Air Conditioning

• Free Parking

The Toledo District has so much to offer any traveler. We assist with tour packages as well as offer recommendations for self-guided tours – Go snorkeling, fly fishing, visit Maya Archeological sites, jungle hike, cave and kayak, river-tube and zip-line, head to the Belize Spice Farm or visit a cacao farm. Depending on interests, budget and preferred travel style there are options for all!

Note: The rental fee includes full facility use, including the cottage houses, the main dining house, use of kitchen facilities and private use of property grounds and splash pool. Catered meal plans can be made available to any group at a per person cost. Housekeeping laundry services also available at an additional fee.

We invite you to plan your next trip and stay with us!