Punta Gorda, known locally as PG, is the town of the Toledo District in southern Belize. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in the nation. Although the town bears a Spanish name, its inhabitants are mostly Kriol/English-speaking, primarily of Garifuna, East Indian, and Kriol descent.Punta Gorda is a seaport and fishing town on the Caribbean Sea. It was a small fishing village before being settled by a number of Garifuna emigrants from Honduras in 1823. The town is about fifteen feet above sea level.
Punta Gorda is the main point of transportation for people visiting the Toledo District, and the offshore southern cayes. There is a small airport which serves domestic flights from Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.There are several nice hotels in PG with nice views of the ocean, including BlueBelize, Coral House Inn, Seafront Inn, Beya Suites.Every May the town hosts the Toledo Cacao Festival, held over the Commonwealth Day Holiday weekend, which celebrates the District's ancient and modern-day links with cacao and chocolate.