Punta Gorda Town

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Town
Population
5,351
District/Region
Toledo
Description
Highlights
  • Port Honduras Marine Reserve
  • Warasa Garifuna Drum School
  • Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory
  • Maya House of Cacao
  • Punta Gorda Town Market
  • Rio Blanco National Park
  • Blue Creek Cave
About Location
Punta Gorda Town, locally known as "P.G.," is the capital of the Toledo District in the southern coast of Belize. It's tranquil atmosphere is perfect to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of nature reserves and national parks. To add a bit of excitement you can sign up for cultural tours and experience the lifestyle of the indegenous Maya groups or Garifuna settlements.
 
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Events
The Belize Chocolate Festival Started in 2007 by a group of local cacao farmers and chocolate manufacturers, the Belize Chocolate Festival, or the Toledo Cacao Festival, in Southern ... moreBelize celebrates the Maya culture through traditional Maya Chocolate along with other chocolate-related products from local farmers and manufacturers. Belize’s Toledo District is world-renowned for having some of the finest quality cocoa in the international market.

The Belize Chocolate Festival was conceptualized for local cacao farmers and chocolate manufacturing businesses to showcase their premium cacao, cacao-products, chocolates and chocolate drinks. Since then, this Chocolate Festival has become popular to locals and travelers. Many would travel far and wide to be able to experience all things chocolate on this three-day event.

Along with consuming indulgent chocolate and chocolate products, this festival is also a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the Maya Culture through cultural presentations, dancing lessons, and traditional Maya chocolate-making demonstrations.

The 2018 Belize Chocolate Festival Join the festivities this year at the 2018 Belize Chocolate Festival | 2018 Toledo Cacao Festival on May 18, 19 and 20 in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District under the theme, "Celebrating Belizean Chocolate, and Toledo Culture." This fun-filled, educational and indulgent three-day event is where you can enjoy all the locally-produced cacao, chocolate products and chocolate-inspired dishes for a bargain.

There are many activities and entertainment featured in this Chocolate Festival. Visitors will be able to take a tour of the nearby cacao plantations, take dancing lessons, learn how to make the authentic Maya chocolate drink, and even make your own jewelry.

Mark your calendars to go Belizing at the 2018 Belize Chocolate Festival!

Why should you attend the 2018 Cacao Festival in Belize? The entire weekend will be filled with activities and entertainment. On Friday, May 18, there will be a Pre-Chocolate Fest Bash from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at the Civic Center featuring the X-Band. After all the partying, you can take a walk down to the Taste of Toledo Street Fair the following day on May 19. Here, you can experience live music and entertainment along with tasting some of the richest chocolate and cacao products and inspired foods along with many other cultural foods! This lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and, starting at 7:00 p.m. on the same day, there will be a Wine & Chocolate at Garbutt’s Marine featuring the Pandemonium Steel Orchestra. If that’s not enough, there’s a Grand Finale on Sunday, May 20, at the Nim Li Punit Maya Site from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Entrance Fee:
Free! (some events are tickets)
Venue:
Punta Gorda Town
Address:
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 17 May, 2019
District:
Toledo
Available Listings
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Belize has a rich history, and now is a land teeming with natural and cultural diversity. From the ancient Maya civilizations that ruled the lands, to the colorful Garifuna, who originally ... morecame to the Caribbean as slaves from Western Africa. Today, these cultures live side by side, and their customs and traditions are still very much alive. Immerse yourself in their history and lives during this fascinating week of discovery in Southern Belize.
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Equipment Type:
Kayak
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Explore Joe Taylor Creek, and kayak along the Punta Gorda coastline, with our convenient kayak rental service.
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139
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179
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Departs From:
Punta Gorda
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If you want a feel-good tour - then this combination is the one for you! Start the day by traveling to the Maya village of San Pedro Columbia, where you will work with a small, volunteer-based, ... morecommunity group, who have been replanting trees along the Columbia River since Hurricane Iris caused devastation to the riverbanks in 2001. Meet group members, visit the tree nursery, and plants trees of your own to help the community's efforts.

Next, visit the village of Medina Bank, where you can relax with a river tubing tour in the jungle, during which your guide will point out the different native flora and fauna that you see. Proceeds from the tour in Medina Bank go to a community fund, which helps to support the village school and other community needs.
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Departs From:
Punta Gorda
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This early morning, half day tour takes you from ridge to reef within a short distance and time, soaking up the best that Toledo has to offer, and is perfect for the active adventurer ... moreand avid birder!

Starting at 6 am, this tour will take you hiking up Cerro Hill, just five minutes from Punta Gorda Town. As you journey up the trail, your guide will point out local flora and fauna that you pass, and of course, the many diverse birds found in this area. Upon reaching the summit, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Punta Gorda Town below and the Caribbean Sea stretching into the distance.

After your hike, stop for breakfast in a local café in PG, before enjoying a leisurely kayak on Joe Taylor Creek, a slow flowing creek surrounded by mangroves and wildlife. Your guide will share their knowledge of the ecosystem and local conservation efforts, as you paddle upstream into dense mangroves, or downstream into the ocean.
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See spectacular wildlife and quaint coastal villages on this fun-filled tour. Traveling by boat from Punta Gorda, you will pass through the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, a beautiful ... morereserve dotted with mangrove cayes and home to manatees and dolphins until you reach Monkey River Village, a small fishing village at the mouth of the river. Continuing up the river, you can see a variety of wildlife, including exotic birds, iguanas, and crocodiles. When you reach the Howler Monkey Trail, you will walk through the trees and your guide will locate the resident monkey population.

Traveling back down the coastline, stop at the village of Punta Negra, a tiny community only accessible by boat. The ladies of the village will prepare a fresh seafood lunch, then you will learn how to make Miss Paula’s fresh coconut fudge. You will also have time to enjoy the quiet beach and take a swim in the Caribbean Sea.
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129
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151
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Departs From:
Punta Gorda
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The Toledo District is the most culturally diverse region in Belize, and we invite you on this full-day immersion tour to experience the Creole, East Indian, Maya, and Garifuna cultures. ... moreLearn about East Indian flavors, how to grind corn like the Maya, how the Creole community uses the resources nature provides, and how the Garifuna rhythms get you dancing in your seat. Along the way, you will sample traditional foods and drinks that will leave your belly full until night!
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375
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Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
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We feature well-kept air-conditioned vehicles for large and small groups. Book with us today to ride in class.
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Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature well kept air-condition vehicles. We cater to large and small group. Book with us today to ride in class.
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140
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Full Size Van
Julian's Transfers is here to accommodate your recreational travel needs to and from various locations in Belize: Philip Goldson International Airport to Punta Gorda Town or ... more

Punta Gorda Town to Philip Goldson International Airport 
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90
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Type of Vehicle:
SUV
Provider:
Premium Rentals is a Belizean owned company providing vehicle rental and shuttles for the past years. Are you looking for a reliable and trustworthy shuttle service? Well, look no ... morefurther, we offer a full line of shuttle services in Belize. Drive in comfort from our International Airport to Punta Gorda in one of our well-maintained vehicles.
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