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Mayan Deer DanceToledo, the southernmost district of Belize, is 1669 square miles of rainforest, mountains, rivers, and Maya Villages. Toledans often refer to their home as "the forgotten land"-it is the least visited destination in Belize. Toledo district has a cultural blend of traditional Mopan Maya and Ketchi farmers along with a healthy East Indian population.

As the most sparsely populated and least developed region in the country, Toledo is certainly not for the ordinary tourist. is the perfect find for those seeking to venture “off the beaten path” and taste some of the rich natural and cultural diversity Belize has to offer. Explore caves at the caves at Hokeb Ha and Yok Balum; the waterfalls at Rio Blanco, the Maya sites of Lubantuun, Nim li Punit and Pusilha, the biological diversity at Paynes Creek National Park or the spectacular island in the Sapodilla Range. For an authentic cultural experiences, be there for the Deer Dance Festival or stay at a traditional Maya home and participate in the preparation of fresh ground corn tortillas and Maya chocolate – Food of the Gods.

Tradewinds and the Caribbean Sea caress the eastern coastline of Toledo. Coastal lagoons are prominent, providing a rich habitat for an abundance of wildlife, and the last stretch of the 186 mile Belize Barrier Reef lies 40 miles offshore from the mainland. Jungle-covered ruins still exist as if just discovered. Five major protected areas have been declared wildlife reserves. These natural treasures abound with wildlife and over 2000 species of flowering plants. The Sapodilla Cayes offer great snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and diving. Some of the best fly-fishing in the country is done in the nearby rivers.

Accommodations

  1. Belize Beach Suites

    Spacious beachfront 1BR/2BR suites with dramatic Caribbean views, a/c, fully-equipped kitchens, freshwater pool, beach bar, snorkeling offshore, dive center, full-service spa, bicycles, kayaks, beachw...
  2. Belize Beach Villas

    Located on the broad, sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye, offering world-class snorkeling, exceptional diving and fishing with experienced guides available to assist you in your vacation planning. Our sp...
  3. Cayo Espanto

    A private island near San Pedro, located in the calm waters of the western Caribbean off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is truly a spectacular destination. A luxurious, air conditioned, and spacio...
  4. M & M Rentals

    Located on beautiful San Pedro Ambergris Caye. We have 2 beach front homes, and 1 beach front condominium with luxury accommodations. Come and discover the true meaning of Paradise with M & M Renta...
  5. Mata Rocks Resort

    A beach front hotel that provides personalized service in a relaxed atmosphere. All rooms boast views of the ocean and air conditioning. A beautiful white sand beach lies just outside your door. Ga...
  6. Pelican Reef Villas

    Swaying Palms, sandy beaches, and warm ocean breezes welcome you to Pelican Reef Villas. PRV, completed in 2007, blends luxury accommodations and breathtaking views with a discreet location 2.5 miles ...
  7. SunBreeze Beach Hotel

    The SunBreeze Hotel is a beach front "U" shaped hotel which overlooks the majestic Caribbean Sea, where one can experience the wonders of the World's Second Largest Barrier Reef (186 miles), one-half...
  8. The Villas at Banyan Bay

    LUXURY FAMILY ORIENTED RESORT, 2 bedroom suites, w/ full kitchen, air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub, cable TV, pool, baby sitting service, on the water dining, full dive shop and dive tours, snorkeling to...
  9. Tradewinds Paradise Villas

    Lush,beautiful condo complex close to the village of San Pedro. Beautiful, tropical grounds and fresh water pool. Our units are 1 & 2 bedroom right on the water. Central air, cable T.V., fully fu...
  10. Victoria House

    Now it's time to settle in. Dreams and reality fuse. A tapestry of magnificent sunsets over a turquoise sea. Romance is in the fragrance of tradewinds and the rustle of the palms overlooking the Cari...