The Deep South Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Deep South Vacation

Toledo District in the Deep South has Belize's only extensive, genuine rain forest, and its canopy of trees conceals a plethora of wildlife, including jaguars, tapirs, and loads of tropical birds. The area's rich Mayan heritage is just being unearthed, with archaeologists at work at Pusilha, Nim Li Punit, Uxbenká, and elsewhere. Contemporary Maya—mainly Mopan and Ket’chi—still live in villages around the district, as they have for centuries, along with the Garífuna, Creoles, East Indians, and others who constitute Toledo’s population of about 31,000.


The Deep South Hotels

The entire Toledo District has only about 30 hotels, most of them in and around Punta Gorda. Most are small and owner-run.... read more


The Deep South Restaurants

With relatively few tourists coming to the region, and most local residents unable to afford to eat out regularly,... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Deep South

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Deep South Experiences


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