Why you should visit the Toledo District
- A lesser visited and diverse area of Belize
- Wonderful mix of Creole, East Indian, Garífuna and Maya cultures
- Numerous archaeological sites including Lubaantun home of the famous ‘crystal skull’ and Nim Li Punit with tallest stelae in Belize
- A wide variety of outdoor adventures, from kayaking, tubing and wildlife trails to snorkelling and fishing
- Toledo is a chocolate lovers haven, sitting at the heart of Belize’s chocolate industry
Our specialists 'Must Do'
Undoubtedly a chocolate tour is one of the must do’s in Toledo! Not only does it allow chocolate lovers to sample some of the finest cacao in its purist form, but it is wonderful to understand fully how Cacao is such an important part of the Maya culture. Today farmers in the district grow cacao beans for small and large-scale chocolate production - even supplying the UK-based chocolate company, Green & Blacks.
We would also suggest lunch with a local Maya family in Punta Gorda, which is a huge amount of fun and a wonderful insight into the culture.
A little more about the Toledo District
Located in southern Belize, the Toledo District is one of the country’s top ecotourism destinations and covers some 17,000 square miles. Often described as the “last frontier” it comprises of half-dozen rivers, rainforests (it’s the wettest part of Belize), parks and reserves, and even more modern Maya villages; head to indigenous towns like San Pedro Columbia or San Antonio to learn about traditional music and textiles on your holiday to Belize.
When to go to Belize
The best time to visit the Toledo District of Belize is November through to May.