Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda, known locally at PG, is the capital and the largest town within the Toledo District of Southern Belize

Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in the nation, with a population of about 5,500 people. Although the town bears a Spanish name, its inhabitants are mostly Kriol/English speaking and are primarily Garifuna, East Indian, Kriol, and of Maya descent.

Punta Gorda is a seaport and fishing town on the Caribbean Sea. It was a small fishing village before it was settled by a number of Garifuna emigrants from Honduras in 1823. The Garifuna refer to the town as Peini. PG sits roughly fifteen feet above sea level.

Punta Gorda Sign Belize
Punta Gorda Clock Tower Belize
Fruit and Vegetable Street Stand Punta Gorda Belize
Restaurant Punta Gorda Belize
Market Punta Gorda Belize
Jamels diner Punta Gorda Belize

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