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Toledo District in Belize: Where Adventure is Born

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Apr 23, 2013 2:11:30 PM
Valeria Espinoza
RareToledo: Where Adventure is Born birds, wild rivers, dense forest and friendly residents all make Toledo District a fantastic place for an unusual travel experience. While this southernmost district is home to multiple cultural groups, it is the least populated, leaving the massive rainforest, rivers and lagoons pristine and untouched by development. Trails through the forest are great for eco-tourists and adventurers who want to experience nature. Traditional Mayan culture lives on in Toledo and visitors have easy access to locals who are willing to share their way of life with others. Toledo is the perfect area for adventure, nature and unique cultural experiences.If you are looking for adventure on your next trip to Belize, you will not find a better place to visit than the Toledo district. Located in the southernmost area of Belize, this district is a paradise for eco-tourists, adventure seekers and cultural explorers alike. With a low population and few tourists, Toledo is the perfect place for travelers seeking something a little different.

An Ecological Wonderland

Because Toledo is the least developed of all the regions of Belize, the rainforest in this area is well-preserved. Nature is king in Toledo, and trails lead visitors through miles of pristine rainforest that are densely populated with flora and fauna that cannot be seen anywhere else. Walk along the trails and listen to the call of howler monkeys and rare birds while surrounded by the smell of the ancient rainforest.

An Adrenaline Junkie's Paradise

Toledo is the perfect district for travelers seeking adventure. An extensive network of caves run through the area for people interested in exploring. Hike and bike trails run throughout the rainforest, although no map exists of the trails in the area so a guide is recommended. Fast-flowing rivers make for great kayaking. While on a hiking adventure or kayaking down one of the beautiful rivers, bring along camping gear and stop for a night in the rainforest.

The People of Belize

A visit to Toledo is the best way to experience the many cultures that make up Belize. Groups of traditional Mayan, Mennonites, Creole and others have all made their homes in this area. A visit to the Tumul K'in Center of Learning in Blue Creek Village is a great way to explore the history of the Mayan people in Belize. This heritage and cultural center works with natives and visitors alike to provide classes, guided tours and accommodations for tourists. Experience traditional living, dance, food and more with the knowledgeable staff.

One of the best ways to visit Toledo is to take the southern highway that runs along the coast from Belize City. Bus service is available. The capital of Punta Gorda also has a small airport and commuter planes from other areas in the region that make access easy. Whether you are looking for adventure, hoping to get a one-of-a-kind experience of the local life or want to see wildlife few others have seen, a visit to Toledo is the perfect opportunity for a unique Belizean vacation.

Topics: Vacationing in Belize

Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza