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Hickatee offers the best of both worlds: award-winning accommodation in a lovely jungle setting, yet only a couple of miles from ‘downtown’ Punta Gorda. Intentionally small and decidedly quiet, Hickatee has just six cottages, ranging in size and price from the Hickatee Den to our Honeymoon Suite. Ex-Servicemen’s Bar is at the heart of our home, acting as reception, bar, meeting area, and restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. We have over a mile of nature trails on site offering good birding opportunities, regular sightings of our resident troop of howler monkeys, and assorted other critters. 

We are family-run and we’re here to make sure you go away having had a great time, to help book tours and advise on activities so that you can best experience the natural wonders of Toledo, as well as our rich range of cultures. Hickatee is off-grid and primarily solar-powered (no hairdryers, a/c, or cable TV). What you can expect is good old-fashioned hospitality – comfortable rooms, a low-key relaxed atmosphere, and personal service. We pride ourselves on giving excellent value for money, and we include Wi-Fi, use of bikes, Garifuna drumming lessons, and visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm in our rates, along with other amenities. 

Our philosophy at Hickatee Cottages is one of minimal impact to the environment, and maximum benefit to our adopted community with attention to offering an eco-friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the jungle. We are committed to providing guests and visitors with a sustainable, quality product that protects the environment and conserves natural resources, while promoting and protecting the local culture and economy. We look forward to meeting each guest and to help bring wonderful memories during their stay. Read our reviews, visit our website, or take a look at our Facebook page to see if we are right for you, and then let us help you plan your Toledo experience.