Where is Belize?
Belize is located on the Caribbean coast of Central America, bordered by Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to the north, and Guatemala to the west and south. It is easily reached from the US by short flights from Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Newark, or Charlotte. As a former British Colony, Belize's official language is English, making it easy for tourists from North America and Europe to communicate and travel.
With only 300,000 people in a country the size of Massachusetts, Belize is sparsely populated and still boasts large tracts of unspoiled jungles and national parks, as well as amazing rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, caves, and archaeological ruins. Visitors to Belize will encounter a vibrant blend of cultures, including Mayan, Hispanic, Garifuna, East Indian, and Creole people.
Cotton Tree Lodge is located in the Toledo District of Southern Belize, between the Mayan villages of Santa Ana and San Felipe and along the Moho River. The Caribbean Ocean and the closest major town, Punta Gorda, are 15 miles from the lodge - an easy ride by van or boat.
To reach Cotton Tree Lodge, most visitors fly to Belize City International Airport (BZE) and take a local flight south to Punta Gorda.The lodge provides transportation from Punta Gorda to Cotton Tree. Click here for more detailed information on international travel, and here for more detailed information domestic travel. You can also arrive at Cotton Tree Lodge on your own boat.