Toledo District (Deep South) attractions

Top Choice Cultural Center in Big Falls & Indian Creek

Living Maya Experience

Two Kekchí families in Big Falls village have opened up their homes as a cultural experience for visitors and both are excellent. The Cal family demonstrates ancient Maya lifestyle from tortilla- and chocolate-makin…
Ruins in San Pedro Columbia


The Maya ruins at Lubaantun, 1.3 miles northwest of San Pedro Columbia, are built on a natural hilltop and display a construction method unusual in the ancient Maya world of mortar-less, neatly cut, black-slate bloc…
Ruins in Big Falls & Indian Creek

Nim Li Punit

The Maya ruins of Nim Li Punit stand atop a natural hill half a mile north of the Southern Hwy, near the village of Indian Creek. The site is notable for the 26 stelae found in the southern Plaza of the Stelae. Four…
National Park in Around Punta Gorda

Temash-Sarstoon National Park

The tiny Garifuna fishing community of Barranco (population 160), about an hour's drive from Punta Gorda, is the access point for Temash-Sarstoon National Park, a remote 64-sq-mile protected reserve of rainforest, w…
National Park in San Antonio

Río Blanco National Park

The 105-acre Río Blanco National Park, just west of Santa Elena village, is a compact protected wildlife area that's home to a variety of flora and fauna. The highlight for visitors is definitely Río Blanco Falls, a…
Architecture in San Pedro Columbia

Chaos Oasis

One of the stranger things you're likely to see in Belize is this 'Earth Ship' structure, made even more incongruous because it's so close to the entrance of the Lubaantun ruins. It's made entirely from recyclable m…
Nature Reserve in Around Punta Gorda

Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary

About 13 miles northwest of Punta Gorda and 2 miles off the Southern Hwy, the village of Laguna is the starting point for the 8.6-sq-mile Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary, an extensive wetland area. The lagoon, at th…
Cave in Blue Creek

Blue Creek Cave

About a 20-minute walk along a jungle path from the bridge is Blue Creek Cave, which you can only enter with a guide. The cave has a ‘wet side,’ where you swim and wade up to an underground waterfall (about one hour…
Ruins in San Antonio


The Maya ruins of Uxbenka are close to the village of Santa Cruz on the road from San Antonio. The site is mostly undeveloped and the visible part is merely the center of a larger, yet-to-be-excavated city. Archaeol…
Landmark in Punta Gorda

Clock Tower

The clocktower is a useful landmark in the center of Punta Gorda's downtown, as well as being a small cafe.