I spent a total of 6 nights at Hickatee Cottages outside of Punta Gorda in the far south of Belize, an area we hadn't experienced before. It rained 4 of the 6 nights hard, sometimes between 4 and 5 inches in just a few hours, accompanied by lighting and the most cottage-shaking thunder I've ever experienced. This was made more memborable because we live in a part of Oregon that gets 10-12 inches of precipitation per year.
Kate and Ian are great hosts
I arose early the 1st morning and explored miles of beautiful (though a bit saturated) jungle paths.
The customer service at Hickatee is stellar. Here's to English tea (or coffee if requested) waiting on the doorstep!
Breakfast (provided) varied from sweet breads and cinnamon rolls to English pancakes, served when guest load is light since Kate has just 1 pan that makes them perfectly.
The cottages and grounds at Hickatee are beautiful.
When Mike arrived, we moved into the roomier Wilby Suite nearby.
A wonderful, memorable shrimp dinner prepared by Kate and served by Ian.
Punta Gorda is an interesting little town with very few tourists and a local population mix that is mainly Garifuna and Maya. There are bikes to borrow at Hickatee and I headed the mile and a half or 2 into town a few times to explore.
1 of several establishments marketing coffins
I visited the Snack Shack on my own and then returned another day with Mike.
Cotton Tree Chocolate 'Factory' - free tours and samples
The tool shop and it's ironic friend, Jaguar
Louis Braddick, Esq., Commissioner of the Supreme Court (detail, 2nd photo)
University of Belize
1 last photo: arguably the most fascinating door step in town, Di Bone Ville Cafe. How I Ku Pray Fi Yu?