Toledo is Belize's southern most district. The Toledo district is bordered
to the west and south by Guatemala. Its terrain ranges from coastal swamp
to rocky hills. It is very rainy and prone to floods. Land developed for
agricultural purposes is mostly for rice and banana production.
Toledo is strewn with small villages that rely on subsistence farming. The
residents of Toledo are mostly Mayan Indians who are direct descendants of
the great Mayan civilization which collapsed several hundred years ago.
There is an abundance of unexplored and undeveloped country for the
adventurous traveler. There are also a number of unexcavated Mayan ruins
such as Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit.
Major Town: Punta Gorda
Land Area: 1795 Sq. Miles
- Punta Caliente Hotel & Restaurant
- Kowloon Restaurant
The ride to Punta Gorda by road is approximately 4 hours from Belize City. There are scheduled buses leaving each day. There are also scheduled flights on Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. The flight is about 1 hour and costs about US$235.00 round trip.