Bocatura Bank Cabins are ideal for the naturalist, birder, fisherman who would like affordable, quality and clean accommodations. The Bocatura Bank is four acres with tall canopy trees, fruit trees and a variety of landscaped shrubs. The property has 925 feet of river frontage. There is a 90' dock running parallel with the river. The dock is great for fishing and easy access for our kayaks. The river edges are a combination of mangroves, palm trees, grassy edges. The river is a main outlet for the Cockscomb Basin and shares much of the same wild life. There is a lighted 500' walkway that connects the parking area to the cabins.
“South Hopkins” (request our map) is home of three of the best ocean front restaurants in Belize. “South Hopkins is 2 miles from Bocatura. Or go into the village and eat at one of the local restaurants and enjoy a local cultural “Garifuna” dish. Fred, our recent 78 year old guest bicycled to South Hopikins in 20 minutes, and to the village in 30 minutes. His favorite stop was the Oasis Cafe for high speed internet access and a smoothie.
Bocatura Bank is tucked in off the Sittee River road- see VRBO map- it is south of the Village about 3 miles, and 2 miles from “South Hopkins” with Belizean Dream, Hamanasi, and Jaguar Reef Resorts. The area is surrounded by jungle growth, plains grasses, and cane grasses. Bocatura Bank property is a well maintained 4 acres of trimmed lawn area. It is a paradise for birders.
An emergency cell phone is provided in each cabin. Additional minutes can be purchased at Diversity Cafe.
Cabin 2 (VRBO 464737) is a 2 bedroom (1 queen, 2 twins) one sofa bed in great room ; Cabin can sleep 5. It has a fully equipped full size kitchen and bath with a hot water shower.
The kitchen is in the great room that has a full size kitchen, dishes, silverware, pots, pans and utensils.
There is a charcoal grill just outside the cabin.
Our other cabins are:
Cabin 3 (VRBO 762066) has one queen size bed and a bath with hot water shower and a kitchen for basic cooking. Kitchen has a microwave and small refrigerator. It has basic cooking utensils.
Cabin 4 (VRBO 639162) is a studio with a queen size bed in a great room that has a full size kitchen, dishes, silverware, pots, pans and utensils. The charcoal grill is just outside.
Cabin 1 is the residence of our caretaker.
Bocatura Preserve accepts only long term guests from July 1 to October 1, please inquire.
All cabins have large micro-screened-in porches and deck chairs and cushions. Security lights are on every building and security bars on all windows.
The Unique Benefits Bocatura Preserve is it is perfect for the individual interested in observing nature. The baby hummingbirds, 4'-5' iquana, quash... a whole tribe of quash (20+) emerges from the jungle to eat the Molly apples or bananas when in season, large birds dot the mangroves along the river edge. Small birds search the property for food.
A full time property manager maintains our properties. He visits the property frequently or contact him on the emergency cell phone provided to handle any of your concerns. Just ask!! We also have a vacant beach front lot which you are welcome to visit and plant your toes in the sand or go for a swim... Ask Anthony about it. Let us help you have a vacation to remember!
I am frequently asked about fishing in the river .. recently “Tim” was staying at Bocatura and contributed the following (Feb 2016).
“Fishing was good and I caught permit, barracuda, snapper, jacks and catfish just in front of the property (Bocatura)…..The water was clear and I caught on both lures and shrimp, fish and conch baits. I put in the hours to get the results but quickly learned that sunset and the first hour of darkness was the best time no matter what time the high tide was. Tony told me I was the best fisherman that had stayed but I expect I just stuck at it to find what worked and when. Fishing from the kayak was great fun.”