Cotton Tree Lodge

Moho River, near San Felipe Village, San Felipe, Toledo, Belize

This jungle lodge is named after the silk cotton tree (also called the kapok or ceiba), and, fittingly, the lodge strives to provide a silky-smooth experience for guests. The lodge sits on 100-acres beside the Moho River about 15 miles (24 km) from Punta Gorda. Guests are usually brought in by boat (though you can also come by road) and stay in one of the thatch cabañas sitting among wild fig trees along the river's edge, or in a garden-view room. The property's walkways are raised; in the summer rainy season the Moho sometimes floods. The lodge is off the grid, and everything here is solar- or generator-powered. The lodge has a small chocolate factory in Punta Gorda and offers cacao tours and chocolate-making classes. Good meals are served in a huge thatch palapa. Guests can choose from all-inclusive packages (the most popular), an all-meals plan, or a room-only plan.


  • stunning riverside setting, complete with rope swing to play Tarzan in the river
  • lots of activities


  • sometimes buggy
  • no a/c


Phones: 866-480–4534|-toll-free in U.S. and Canada | 670-0557-in Belize


15 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive