I just received the latest installment of The Toledo Howler, a newsletter of the southern-most chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, based out of Punta Gorda, Belize.
Those of you who have read this blog for awhile, or who have called me on the phone for Belize travel advice, know that I am always talking up Toledo.
Belize is divided into districts (sort of like states), and Toledo is one of the least-visited and most-like-the-way-Belize-used-to-be. I love Toledo. I spent a day there four months ago touring many of the local lodges. I blogged about the Punta Gorda, Belize hotels I visited right after I got back.
This newsletter is put together by Marta and Rob Hirons, owners of The Lodge at Big Falls, located just outside of Punta Gorda. Follow the link above to download your own copy. The variety of the subjects they cover in each issue is astounding, and I haven’t even found time yet to look at what they have in all of the back issues!
This single issue has articles on:
The Garifuna Settlement Day (Nov. 19) Battle of the Drums competition
An extensive calendar of upcoming events
Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary
A restaurant guide
A recipe for scones from the Coral House Inn in downtown PG (a great bed and breakfast!)
A map of downtown Punta Gorda
An interview with Dennis Garbutt, local fishing guide
And interview with Gary Mathews, an intern guide from Trinidad and Tobago
Yok Balum Cave
Paul Nabor, a Toledo musician
Contact information for local lodges and tour guides
A medicinal plant, Peperonia pellicida
Bus and plane schedules connecting Toledo with the rest of Belize
A map of Toledo with all of the attractions marked