The most southern district and perhaps least visited region in Belize. It is the least developed area of the country and therefore suitable for the more adventurous traveller. Mayan communities, small archaeological sites, rainforest rivers and off-shore islands are all part of the attraction of the area. The largest town, Punta Gorda, is a sea port and fishing town. Every May the town hosts the Toledo Cacao Festival which celebrates Toledo districts links with cacao and chocolate.
From Punta Gorda, it is easy to explore Maya ruins such as Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit as well as the off shore cayes such as Sapodilla Cayes.