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Bordering Guatemala to the south and west and the Stann Creek and Cayo Districts to the north, Toledo encompasses an area most Belizeans refer to lovingly as “The Deep South.” More than half of the district is under protection as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forest reserves or nature reserves.
Toledo is primarily known for its agricultural and fishing focus and is Belize’s least populated district. The majority of its inhabitants live in small villages, most notably its only sizeable town of Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda is a gateway to lush rainforest, waterfalls and rivers, extensive cave systems and numerous national parks and protected areas teeming with wildlife. Known locally as PG, the inhabitants are typically English speaking Garifuna and East Indian who speak a creole dialect.