Toledo

Punta Gorda

Capital: Punta Gorda
Population: 35,800 (2016)
Southernmost District; 210 miles from Belize City

Highlights:

  • Spice Farm and Botanical Garden
  • Monkey River
  • Agouti Cacao Farm
  • Maya cities – Nim Li Punit, Lubaantum and Uxbenka
  • Coastal city of Punta Gorda.  
  • May Chocolate Festival

Least developed and least visited region in the country and the most colorful; it’s nickname is ‘the forgotten land. Toledo is a nature lovers paradise with rivers, creeks intricate cave systems and a pristine rainforest.

Punta Gorda is a fishing town on the Caribbean coast of southern Belize. It’s a gateway to the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, lying offshore, and Guatemala.

Nearby dive sites on the Belize Barrier Reef are home to turtles and whale sharks. Payne’s Creek National Park has coastal wetlands and numerous bird species. Inland are the ruined Maya city of Lubaantun and waterfalls in Rio Blanco National Park.

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