The links below will connect you with organizations and businesses of interest in Toledo and beyond.Use them to get acquainted with the area, create a unique itinerary, or learn something new about Belize.
Aguacalliente Wildlife Sanctuary - A 5,500 acre wetland wildlife sanctuary just a few miles from Cotton Tree. A half-mile of boardwalk to explore, and a beautiful spot for birding.
Belize Audubon Society - A non-profit organization which provides information on birding in Belize and spearheads conservation efforts.
Belize Spice Farm - A beautiful spice farm in Indian Creek Village specializing in black pepper and vanilla. Inspired by the spice farms of Kerala India.
Cotton Tree Chocolate - A Fair Trade, organic chocolate company that uses beans sourced from local farmers.It started as a small side project at the lodge, and now it's grown into its own facility in Punta Gorda.
Gomier's Restaurant - Gomier (Ignatius Longville) owns a vegetarian restaurant in Punta Gorda.He also sells a selection of soy products, including tofu, soy milk, and soy ice cream.
Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours - A friendly, family run jungle lodge & Belize tour operation located near San Ignacio in Belize's Cayo District.
Reef Conservation International - Located on the private island of Hunting Caye in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve. This organization focuses on reef ecology and offers recreational scuba snorkeling diving and marine research survey dives.
Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) - A community based indigenous environmental organization which co-manages, with the Belizean Forestry Department, the 41, 898 acre Sarstoon Temash National Park.
SHI Partnership - A non-profit which provides farmers and communities in Central America with long-term assistance implementing environmentally and economically sustainable technologies.
Toledo Cacao Festival - An annual festival held in Punta Gorda in May each year.The weekend-long event celebrates cacao, Mayan culture, and the traditional food, music, and crafts of the Toledo District.
Toledo Ecotourism Association - A community-based tourism project which operates guest houses and tours out of several villages in Toledo.
Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) - An NGO based in PG, whose mission is to research and monitor Toledo's natural resources, to assist in protected areas planning and management and to lead the development of responsible tourism and other environmentally sustainable economic alternatives by providing training and support to local residents.
Tumul K'in Center of Learning - A Toledo District high school which teaches vocational skills and sustainable development along with promoting Maya identity, crafts, music, and traditions.