Punta Gorda is a Caribbean cruise port and the largest town of Belize's Toledo District, with population around 6,000. The town's economy is based on its cargo port, commercial fishing and tourism. Punta Gorda has several large waterfront hotels and jungle lodges serving mainly English-speaking international tourists.
Accommodation options include Mahogany Villas, Seaclusion Dreams, The Sea Front Inn, Beya Suites, St Charles Inn, Cotton Tree Lodge, Big Falls Lodge, Copal Tree Lodge a Muy'Ono Resort, Sun Creek Lodge, Hickatee Cottages. Annually (in May) the town hosts the chocolate-themed Toledo Cacao Festival.
As cruise port, Punta Gorda was included in the 2021 schedule of the company UnCruise Adventures. Next table shows the 7-night "Belize and Guatemala Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Cultures Cruise" itinerary leaving roundtrip from Belize's capital and operated by the ship Safari Voyager. Prices started from USD 5600 per person with double occupancy.
|Day 1||Departing from Belize City|
|Day 2||Belize Barrier Reef (Ranguana Caye, Laughing Bird Caye)|
|Day 3||Puerto Barrios, Guatemala (Las Escobas Rainforest, Tapon Creek Nature Reserve)|
|Day 4||Livingston, Guatemala (Rio Sarstun, Rio Dulce|
|Day 5||Punta Gorda, Belize (Mayan ruins, snorkeling)|
|Day 6||Placencia, Belize (Paynes Creek NP, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Monkey River), Lime Caye|
|Day 7||Dangriga, Belize (Mayflower Bocawina NP)|
|Day 8||Arriving in Belize City|
Punta Gorda is the main gateway for visiting Belize's Southern Coast and the Southern Cayes (islands). Punta Gorda Airport serves the domestic airlines Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. Both airlines operate regularly scheduled flights linking to Belize City, Dangriga and Placencia (both in the Stann Creek District). Regular buses connect with Belize City, Dangriga and Belmopan (Cayo District). Water taxis (small open boats) offer daily connections to Puerto Barrios Guatemala (Santo Tomas de Castilla) and twice-weekly crossings to Livingston Guatemala.
Port Punta Gorda cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Punta Gorda, Belize. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|19 October, 2022|
|26 October, 2022|