In the far south of Belize, Punta Gorda is even more laid back than the rest of the country with a wonderful rustic feel and lush countryside.

It’s a perfect mix of reef and rainforest here, with emerald jungle covering the rolling Maya Mountains and pristine rivers running into the clear warm waters of the Caribbean.

A significant swathe of the waters in the area have been protected allowing more marine life to be visible and perfect for avid snorkelers or divers.

What to do

  • Forest walks
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Visits to Mayan sites

Lodges in Punta Gorda

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