The Toledo District of Belize has seven major parks and reserves that protect pristine rainforests and estuarine environments which abound with incredible biodiversity. A variety of caves, and waterfalls lie scattered beneath the primal forest canopy throughout the district.

Nature Abounds

Close proximity to endless natural wonders creates an ideal location as travelers seek immersive environments. Just a short hike through the jungle from Blue Creek Village, a beautiful waterfall awaits. Swim the amazing blue waters, take in nature at its best and explore the cave believed to be used by the Maya in the late classic period.

Jungle Waterfalls

Ancient Ruins

Explore Mayan Culture

With countless Mayan archaeological sites such as Nim Li Punit and Lubaantun, visitors can explore and expand thier knowledge of the Maya people.  Small villages dot the jungle offering the experience of local cultures, food and music. Sit under a palapa eating local cuisine while sipping fresh juices and feeling the rhythm of Garifuna Drums. Encounter friendly local people that always make you feel at home. The Toledo District is a mecca to explore the Mayan Culture and awaits your arrival.

Day Trips

With so much to experience in Belize, tourists are challenged to make a choice on what to do first! Island hop the plethora of local cayes where one can fish, snorkel or dive in the beautiful warm Carribean blue waters. Take an inland trip to experience monkeys in the wild or swim in cool freshwater streams. Hike to discover amazing waterfalls and explore natural caves. Or perhaps, relax and enjoy delicious food while taking in local culture. There is no end to what you can offer tourists in the Toledo District.

The Caribbean Sea

Abundant Wildlife

Paynes Creek National Park

Paynes Creek National Park is managed by the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) and boasts amazing flora and fauna. See beautiful flowers and unique trees in their natural habitat in the Belizean jungle. Bird watching is a must with more than 300 species to find and identify. Spot tracks of white-tail deer that frequent the savannah and park trails. Look for howler monkeys and hear their roar! Learn about the ample wildlife living in the jungle, such as gibnut, crocodile and Belize’s treasured jaguar.

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