The three fishing villages of Dangriga, Placencia and Punta Gorda all have their own charms with beaches, wildlife, waterfalls and Maya sites within easy reach. Dangriga is the departure point for the southern cayes whilst from Punta Gorda it is possible to cross into Guatemala by boat.
Our preferred accommodation
Lodge/Hosteria - Punta GordaAs well as a lodge, Copal Tree Lodge is a 3000 acre farm practising sustainable agricultural management and also a 12,000 acre rainforest reserve. The restaurant serves fresh food from the farm and local fishermen.
Lodge/Hosteria - Punta GordaA small family-run property, just 3km from the centre of Punta Gorda. The owners Allison and Eduardo are perfect hosts and excellent chefs. Breakfast and dinner is all freshly homemade. The cottages are in a clearing within the forest and there is a small plunge pool.
Inn/Posada - PlacenciaSet on a sandy beach and only 1 mile from the airstrip. There are 3 outdoor pools, spacious bar and restaurant area, and lots of trees for shade.
Lodge/Hosteria - PlacenciaOwned by Francis Ford Coppola, a small, intimate and very stylish hotel right on the beach. Décor was chosen personally by Coppola from Bali and Thailand. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, spa, dive shop and restaurant.