Bed, Breakfast and Bicycles
151 Main Street, Punta Gorda Town, Belize, Central America, Tel: (501) 722-2878
Welcome to Coral House Inn
This is an intimate seaside inn with four
air-conditioned rooms opening onto spacious
verandas overlooking the spectacular Caribbean
Sea. You will find many special spots on the grounds
for your enjoyment and relaxation. Even when full,
the Coral House Inn will feel like your own piece of
This 1930s house is beautifully remodeled and
conveniently located at the quiet end of Main Street
in Punta Gorda (PG), Belize, combining the tranquility
and services of a destination resort with easy access
to the entire region.
Tours are available from the Maya Mountains to the
amazing Sapodilla Cayes on the Belize Barrier Reef.
The tours include kayaking on the rivers or sea, bird
watching, bike tours, visiting Maya villages and ruins,
cave exploration and snorkeling or diving at the
The property is located on the highest point of the Belize coastline
affording storm protection as well as an interesting shoreline
comprised of plentiful sea glass and small sea-worn pebbles.
Punta Gorda is the transportation hub for southern Belize,
supporting an airport with flights to all of Belize, convenient bus
service to the villages and all points north, and boat connections
to Guatemala and Honduras. From our spacious verandas,
guests watch the ever-changing colorful sunrises, birds catching
the updraft from the sea, the pelicans fishing offshore, sailboats,
local fishermen in dug-out canoes, and distant ships going into
and out of the Guatemalan port of Puerto Barrios.
Complimentary amenities include: swimming
pool,TVs, bicycles, continental breakfast and
wireless internet connection in every room and
by the pool. Full breakfasts are available for an
additional cost. You can explore the colorful
town of Punta Gorda for the perfect Caribbean
lunch or dinner.
A Brief History
In August 2002, the Coral House Inn was an abandoned home at
the end of Main Street. We entered the grounds through a broken
gate and chopped our way to the house through thick brush. After
finding wonderful old tiles on the downstairs patio, we agreed to
look into the property further, resulting in our purchase from Dr.
David Kopel in January 2003. We found that a French Canadian,
David Boire, built the core of the house of large rock and concrete
in 1938. In the mid-50s, Dr. Kopel, previously with the British
Medical Service, purchased the house and added more bedrooms,
bathrooms and the pool.
Reconstruction – In November 2003, we started the extensive
reconstruction project, finishing the majority of the work by
February 2005. Only two new rooms were added, so great care was
taken to preserve the character of the old building, including the
wonderful arches, old tile and structural buttresses. The house was
built to withstand the forces of nature in southern Belize and we did
our best to follow that lead in our remodel.
Come experience this wonderful old house turned new guesthouse.
You will find a spot or two on the grounds that will make your visit a
special one. The Coral House Inn is on Main Street in Punta Gorda
but it feels like heaven.
Sea view before cleaning the property
Old house before remodel
Sea Glass Cottage
Coral House Inn is now managaing Sea Glass Cottage,
located approximately 100 yards from the Inn. For more
information about this option for your stay in Punta Gorda
please click on the Property Management page.