Toledo district

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Punta Gorda is at the heart of the district of Toledo, Belize’s southernmost province and also the least populated and most pristine area of rainforest as well as home to diverse ethnic communities.

Visit one of the Mayan villages here to learn a little of Mayan culture at first hand. There are Mopan and Kekchi Maya, Garifuna, East Indians, Creoles, Hispanics and Mennonites all living in this region, making it a true cultural melting pot.

Explore these local communities and cocoa plantations, discover mysterious Mayan sites such as Lubaantun, site of the famous hoax of the Crystal Skull, explore deep caves and hike in the pristine jungle with local naturalist guides. Some of the leading organic chocolate producers source the finest fair-trade cocoa from this area.

The Cacao Festival at the end of May is set up to celebrate all things chocolate related with local chocolatiers showing off their creations, chocolate-tasting, live music and great food.

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