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Punta Gorda
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Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a small town located in the Toledo District of Belize. It is situated on the Caribbean coast of the country, at the mouth of the Rio Grande River. It is the southernmost town in Belize, and is known for its rich cultural heritage and its stunning natural beauty.

The town of Punta Gorda has a population of around 5,000 people. It is primarily a fishing town, with a large percentage of the population involved in the fishing industry. The town is also home to a number of small businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and shops.

Punta Gorda is the gateway to the Toledo District, which is the most culturally diverse region in Belize. The area is home to the Garifuna people, who are of African and Caribbean descent, as well as the Mopan and Kekchi Maya people. The town is also home to a number of different ethnic and religious groups, including Mennonites, Catholics, and Hindus.

The town of Punta Gorda has a rich history. It was originally settled by the Maya people, and it was later occupied by the Spanish. During the 19th century, the town was a major trading post for the British, who used it as a base for their operations in the region.

Punta Gorda is an important port for Belize, and it is the main port for the Toledo District. It is also home to a number of important historical sites, including the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Lubaantun, as well as the ruins of the British fort, Fort George.

Punta Gorda is a beautiful town with a lot to offer visitors. From its stunning natural beauty to its rich culture and history, Punta Gorda is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the beauty and culture of Belize.

Excursion tips for a day in Punta Gorda

As a tourist in Punta Gorda, Belize, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the things you can do:

1. Explore the Punta Gorda Town Market – Here you can purchase local produce, seafood, and souvenirs.

2. Visit the Mayflower Bocawina National Park – This park offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and stunning views of the jungle.

3. Go on a boat tour – Take a boat tour and explore the rivers, lagoons, and creeks of the area.

4. Visit the Garbutt’s Falls – This is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking.

5. Go fishing – Punta Gorda is known for its excellent fishing spots.

6. Visit the archaeological site of Lubaantun – This is a Mayan ruin that dates back to the 8th century.

7. Go bird watching – There are many species of birds in the area, making it a great spot for bird watching.

8. Take a tour of the local chocolate factory – Learn about the chocolate-making process and sample some of the delicious treats.

9. Relax on the beach – Spend the day soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal-clear water.

10. Try some local cuisine – Punta Gorda is known for its delicious seafood dishes.

Experience Punta Gorda with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Punta Gorda. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda in Belize has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather all year round. The average temperature is around 25°C (77°F). During the summer months (May to August), the temperature is higher and the humidity is higher. During the winter months (December to February), the temperature is cooler and the humidity is lower. The rainy season is from June to November, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in September and October. During the dry season (December to May), the weather is usually sunny and dry.

Cruise weather for Punta Gorda

Our weather forecast for Punta Gorda helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 21.5 °C
23.8 m/s
25.2 m/s
4.5 %
24.1 m
66.8 %
1,021 hPa
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 18.2 °C
24.1 m/s
24.8 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 19.8 °C
25.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
29.5 %
24.0 m
73.6 %
1,013 hPa
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 20.3 °C
25.9 m/s
28.4 m/s
14.4 %
22.7 m
73.8 %
1,017 hPa
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 20.7 °C
24.8 m/s
28.1 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,017 hPa
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 20 °C
22.3 m/s
25.9 m/s
75.3 %
21.1 m
77.3 %
1,015 hPa
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 22.1 °C
28.4 m/s
31.0 m/s
52.1 %
23.5 m
79.2 %
1,012 hPa
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 23.8 °C
31.3 m/s
35.6 m/s
40.7 %
22.8 m
82.7 %
1,009 hPa
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 24.5 °C
31.7 m/s
37.1 m/s
47.4 %
21.7 m
84.7 %
1,010 hPa
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 24.7 °C
31.7 m/s
38.9 m/s
43.5 %
23.6 m
81.7 %
1,012 hPa
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 24.6 °C
28.8 m/s
31.7 m/s
22.2 %
21.7 m
79.0 %
1,013 hPa
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 24.6 °C
22.3 m/s
26.3 m/s
17.4 %
23.1 m
76.6 %
1,013 hPa
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.1 °C
28.8 m/s
31.0 m/s
26.9 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Punta Gorda

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Scheduled ship calls in Punta Gorda, Belize
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