memorable, comfortable, affordable ... Punta Gorda, Toledo, Belize

Kayaking

With several rivers and creeks, as well as the coastline, Toledo offers great kayaking from beginners to experienced paddlers, and some fabulous opportunities for wildlife watching along the way.

Joe Taylor Creek twists and turns along the northern boundary of PG out to the coastline, and is a gentle paddle suitable for beginners, as well as providing good birding habitat on an early morning trip. Kayak through the mangroves to seek out birds, iguanas, and other wildlife - a baby howler monkey was spotted recently!

The Moho River is one of Toledo's major waterways, and home to a vast array of wildlife. From Boom Creek Village head upstream towards the traditional Maya village of Santa Ana, and cool off in the rapids and rock pools in the shade of the bridge, or alternatively head downstream towards the Armado Lagoon and search for the elusive Agami Herons that sometimes nest in the mangrove islands close to the coastline.

The Rio Grande lies just north of Punta Gorda Town, with Wilson's Landing making an ideal entry point for a half-day or full-day's kayaking. You'll paddle to the TIDE Ranger Station, wildlife watching along the way, before heading on to the mouth of the river and  then back along the coastline to Punta Gorda Town.

Further upstream, the Maya village of San Miguel offers an alternative entry point for a half-day's kayaking, starting your trip on the Columbia River and continuing



. Heading upstream you will learn about the surrounding forest, plants and animals, before visiting the Maya villages of Boom Creek and Santa Ana. Cool off in the rapids and rock pools in the shade of the Santa Ana bridge before your return journey to Punta Gorda.

Kayak Punta Gorda's Joe Taylor Creek, twisting and turning along the northern boundary of PG.

Kayak through the mangroves to seek out birds, iguanas and other wildlife, followed by breakfast and birdwatching - Belize has nearly 500 species!



Moho River and Barranco

Head into Toledo’s ‘deep south’ to discover the fascinating ‘Garifuna’ costal settlement of Barranco, and explore the Moho River – one of Toledo’s major rivers, rich with flora and fauna.

Leaving from Punta Gorda by boat, you head south through the shallow coastal waters to the village of Barranco, named for the ‘red cliffs’ on which it sits. Here you’ll learn more about the fascinating history of the Garinagu people, their  language, religion, and customs, and their journey to Belize via Roatan.

After your traditional Garinagu lunch a short boat-ride north brings you to the mouth of the Moho River, one of Toledo’s major rivers, and home to a vast array of wildlife. Heading upstream you will learn about the surrounding forest, plants and animals, before visiting the Maya villages of Boom Creek and Santa Ana. Cool off in the rapids and rock pools in the shade of the Santa Ana bridge before your return journey to Punta Gorda.

Guide price approximately US$80 per person (based on 3 passengers)


 



"The Moho River trip is wonderful for a lazy-day spent wilflife-watching, and with some great photo opportunities."

Anne, UK

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Kayak and birdwatching

Kayak Punta Gorda's Joe Taylor Creek, twisting and turning along the northern boundary of PG.

Kayak through the mangroves to seek out birds, iguanas and other wildlife, followed by breakfast and birdwatching - Belize has nearly 500 species!

Guide price approximately US$35 per person (based on 2 persons)