Toledo District

We Have been thinking about ways we could promote Belize’s Toledo District (aka the forgotten district) and so we decided to spend a few days having a look around.

Cotton Tree Lodge acted as our hosts and we also visited The Lodge At Big Falls and Tranquility Lodge, outside of town and Blue BelizeCoral House and Beya Suites in Punta Gorda.

Tide Tours, with an office in “downtown” Punta Gorda, was very helpful with information about the many attractions  to see and things to do in the area.

Harvested cocoa pods
Harvested cocoa pods

One very popular activity is to take a walk on the “chocolate trail” to see and learn all about how cacao is grown and made into chocolate.

Mother & daughters in front of typical thatch style home.
Mother & daughters in front of typical thatch style home.

Of course no trip to Toledo to is complete without a visit one of the nearby Mayan Villages, where visitors can actively participate in everyday Maya life. Villagers are also happy to show you around the area, visiting  local Maya sites, caves and waterfalls.

Rio Blanco Falls
Rio Blanco Falls

One of the highlights of our trip was Armando demonstrating his jungle survival techniques: Everything from building your own shelter, to trapping and cooking your dinner. (see video)

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