Cotton Tree Lodge - Punta Gorda, Belize

4- or 5-Night Stay for Two with Daily Breakfast, Jungle Tour, and Round-Trip Transfers at Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize

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Sustainable Accommodations Surrounded by Lush Jungle

When Chris Crowell and Jeff Pzena opened Cotton Tree Lodge in 2007, they set out to create a “magical place where visitors could get in touch with the land, the people, and themselves.” Connecting with the land is easy: the resort’s sustainable, solar-powered cabanas blend in almost seamlessly with the jungle. You’ll have a chance to learn from the people of Belize during visits to local villages, or you can simply relax and enjoy the scenery from the hammock on your own private balcony.

Hailed by O, The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times for its sustainable design, Cotton Tree Lodge occupies 100 densely forested acres in southern Belize. Elevated boardwalks connect thatch-roof cabanas propped up on stilts near the banks of the Moho River. Your stay includes accommodations in a garden-vista room, where you can relax on a hammock or admire the jungle views from a private balcony.

Chefs prepare daily breakfast from freshly grown fruits and vegetables harvested from the resort’s organic garden, which is run by Sustainable Harvest International. The nonprofit group supports local farmers throughout Central America and takes Cotton Tree’s guests on daylong service projects. In the past, volunteer groups have planted organic gardens at schools and built stoves designed to conserve wood.

Belize's Toledo District: Hidden Caves and Mayan Ruins amid Unspoiled Jungles

Located on Central America's eastern coast, just south of Mexico, Belize is covered with tropical jungles and fringed by Caribbean beaches. Cotton Tree Lodge is surrounded by the forest, but if you travel about 15 miles, you can find Punta Gorda, the capital of the district. It's a seaport where you can choose a snorkeling or kayaking excursion led by a hired guide. You can see more of Belize's extraordinary landscape during a scenic boat ride to or from Punta Gorda Airstrip. Travel to the country's cayes for even more amazing views; they're just an hour away by boat.

Another way to experience the land is by joining one of Cotton Tree's guided tours (one is included in the package). The resort schedules up to three excursions each day to destinations such as nearby villages, Mayan ruins, caves, and forests.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a garden vista room
  • Option 1: $469 for a 4-night stay (up to a $1,202 value)
  • Option 2: $549 for a 5-night stay (up to a $1,405 value)



Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Jungle tour
  • Round-trip transfers

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/16/14
Travel by: 7/31/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $100 fee; 60-day cancellation notice or fee up to 25% Groupon price; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Taxes: 21% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private balconies with hammocks
  • Guided tours of local villages and parks
  • Restaurant and full bar
  • Organic garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking
  • Pottery studio
  • Private bathrooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/16/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 4/1/14-7/31/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $100 fee; 60-day cancellation notice or fee up to 25% Groupon price; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 21% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Garden Vista Room

  • Typically one queen bed, but beds can be added/changed to sleep up to 6
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $40 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Arrival transfer: 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Departure transfer: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not valid for this room type
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). From here, you'll take a domestic flight to Punta Gorda Airstrip.
  • Distance from Belize City: about 163 miles (262 km)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • In addition to included breakfasts, lunch ($12) and dinner ($24) are available at Cotton Tree's restaurant with set menus that change daily.
  • WiFi is available only in the main lodge.

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