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Toledo Resorts & Hotels

Punta Gorda, Belize

Toledo, the southernmost district of Belize, is the least populated and most unspoilt. Mayan culture in Belize is strongest in the south where there are around sixty Mayan villages.

Southern Belize: Toledo Resorts

Punta Gorda, Belize

Toledo, the southernmost district of Belize, is the least populated and most unspoilt. Mayan culture in Belize is strongest in the south where there are around sixty Mayan villages. Guests can visit a Mayan home where they learn to hand grind corn, make tortillas over an open fire and share a drink of cacao (cocoa) prepared in the traditional way.

The two major Mayan sites in Toledo are Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit. Lubaantun, near the Mayan village of San Pedro Colombia, is a Late Classic ceremonial center where the famous (or infamous!) crystal skull was found by the daughter of archaeologist F.A. Mitchell-Hedges in 1926. Nim Li Punit, a few miles north of Big Falls, is most famous for its collection of sculpted stelae. Both sites have been partially excavated but much remains to be discovered and both locations are within eight miles of The Lodge at Big Falls. Other minor sites in the area include Uxbenka and Pusilha, where research and excavation continues each year during the dry season.

There are also Mayan sites along the coast and on several offshore cayes, where the ground is strewn with pottery chards and obsidian blades. The importance of this region to the ancient Mayans is very much in evidence. All these sites can be visited by boat from Punta Gorda.

Toledo is the home to great Maya Mountains and this is where the Rainforest of Belize and lush jungle of Belize are awaiting for you to discover.

Toledo, Southern Belize

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Punta Gorda, Toledo, Southern Belize

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The Lodge at Big Falls- Big Fall Toledo Belize

Big Falls Village, Toledo

The Lodge at Big Falls

The Lodge at Big Falls is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande river in Belize’s southern Toledo District. The property is located on a meander of the river with almost a mile of river frontage.

RATES STARTING AT

$275

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lobby entrance at copal tree lodge in punta gorda belize

Punta Gorda, Toledo

Copal Tree Lodge

Copal Tree Lodge offers the best in local food and culture, active adventures, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly fishing, and world-class hospitality.

RATES STARTING AT

$200

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