Tag: Cotton Tree Lodge

Seeing the Signs: Punta Gorda

Of all the places I might find a place named Dean Martin Cafe, the least probable location is where it’s located: Punta Gorda, Belize. If the King still sings in Vegas, I suppose Dino might be loitering around Punta Gorda.…

Unexpected Treasures of Lubaantun

On the first full day of our stay at the Cotton Tree Lodge on the Moho River in the Toledo District of Belize, we haven’t yet learned which plant leaves to rub on our skin so the mosquitos won’t bite…

Making Our Way to the Cotton Tree Lodge

A getaway is so much better if it’s somewhat challenging to reach. The Brawny Sherpa and I wake up in the middle of the night to get to JFK in time for our flight to Miami only to be delayed…

Why Belize? Why Not?

Belize Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

  “How did you choose Belize?” is the question I most commonly hear, especially after I’ve been telling stories about my visit: the howler monkeys, jaguar prints, a jungle survival tour, bats at the window, a scorpion on the door,…