Often described as the “last frontier,” this region of Belize has a lot to offer and is much less explored by foreign visitors. With lush rainforest, national parks and large river networks the Toledo district is a perfect playground for adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. For those seeking culture, visit Maya Villages and indigenous towns and learn about traditional textiles.
Often described by Belizeans as the Forgotten Land, the Toledo district is one of the most colourful districts in Belize, and yet it remains one of the least visited areas of the country. This unexplored territory has so much to offer for those eager to get off the beaten path. With untouched rainforests parks and reserves, coastal paths and extensive cave work systems, adventure seekers will feel right at home.
Whether it's hiking to jungle shrouded ruins or canoeing through the extensive river networks, a unique adventure is certainly to be had. With instant access to the Caribbean Sea and beautiful offshore attractions, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and diving is also guaranteed.
The variety of terrain on offer means that wildlife lovers can be sure to spot an abundance of species, as well as enjoying the opportunity to experience some of the best birding in the country, with over 300 species of birds in the district alone.
Those wanting a more cultural experience will not be disappointed with a visit to the Toledo district, culturally rich with the highest concentration of traditional Maya villages in Belize. It is here you have the opportunity to visit local families who will open up their homes and welcome you into their daily lives. Cacao has always been an important part of the Maya culture, and today many of these families own small Cacao plantations in the area for small-and-large scale chocolate production - even supplying the UK-based chocolate company Green & Black’s.