Punta Gorda is the bustling capital of the Toledo District, and its lively atmosphere is a notable change from that of the rural villages that surround it. Once in ‘PG’ you will visit the waterside market to see the variety of produce on offer being sold by Mayan and Mennonite traders. You can choose to try the freshly cut watermelon, snack on a bag of monkey nuts, or pick up a bunch of bananas.
Afterwards, you will be driven to the Garifuna Art Gallery to view the creations of local artists, and then you will have the opportunity to visit the Cotton Tree Chocolate factory where you can watch the chocolate making process from start to finish and try samples of the delicious bars. If the weather is sunny then you may also wish to stop by Blue Sky ice cream parlour and sample one of the dozens of flavours of ice cream on offer.
You have the choice of either staying in town for lunch at one of Punta Gorda’s restaurants or returning to Cotton Tree Lodge for lunch.
Tour Difficulty Rating = Relaxed
Food & Drink: CTL provides assorted drinks
Dress: no recommendations
Extras: sunscreen, insect repellant, camera, sunglasses, hat
Price: $75US/person for Room Only & Full Board, Children age 4 – 12, half price
All prices are subject to tax & service charge