The Top Must Do Tours In Belize’s Toledo District

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The central hub of Toledo is Punta Gorda, a quiet fishing town. With the Caribbean Sea hugging its coastline to the East, this laid back town makes for the perfect base for all your marine adventures. Untouched islands, surrounded by turquoise waters make for amazing snorkelling, diving and lets not forget fishing! Fly fishing is a must – with Punta Gorda known as permit capital. When not at sea, explore mainland filled with rich culture and adventure. It’s lush interiors is dotted with Maya village huts, hidden Maya sites, and nature reserves worth exploring. Here’s some of the top must do tours to do while in Toledo!

TOP 7 MUST DO’S IN TOLEDO

1. SNORKEL THE SNAKE CAYES

Snorkel the pristine Snake Cayes and end off with a beach BBQ! The Snake Cayes are a group of offshore islands which include West Snake Caye, Middle Snake Caye, East Snake Caye, and South Snake Caye.

2. FLY FISH THE PERMIT CAPITAL

The Port Honduras Marine Reserve just north of Punta Gorda Town is a protected area, and Toledo’s waters are regarded as the permit capital of Belize. Try your hand at fly fishing and discover for yourself.

Those that love fragrance, flavor, and spice can bask in their glee at the Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens. The unique 500-acre farm offers various tours, including a bird-watching tour.  

Easily accessible off the Southern Highway, the Nim Li Punit Maya Site—meaning Big Hat—is a top activity in Toledo. The site is notable for the 26 stelae found in its southern Plaza of the Stelae.

5. CANOE THE RIO GRANDE

The relaxed and remote nature of the Rio Grande River in Belize’s southernmost district is one not to miss. Leisurely drift downstream while taking in your surroundings. Birders, this one is for you. 

6. TAKE A CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS

Being home to the organic cacao orchards where pods are grown and harvested, Toledo is easily dubbed the cacao central of the country. Learn how to go from bean to bar with a cacao class and chocolate making tour. 

7. VISIT THE LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET

Besides access to the freshest local produce available, visiting the farmer’s market of the destination you’re visiting always helps to give. first hand account of the area. Connect with the local community of Toledo by visiting the farmer’s market!

Simplicity, beauty and culture melt together effortlessly in Toledo. Belize’s southernmost district tends to be a less-visited destination—perfect for those looking to escape crowds. 

All photos courtesy Roeming Belize

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