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Take a punt on a Punta Gorda vacation rental

Only intrepid adventurers need apply for a Punta Gorda vacation rental. This characterful little town makes the most amazing base for excursions that are seriously out of the ordinary. Whether you're looking to uncover the secrets of Mayan ruins, dive in offshore reefs, go tubing on the river, or explore the jungle, Punta Gorda—or "P.G." as they like to call it—is the real deal. It's authentic, characterful, and gloriously uncommercialised, with regular markets lending it a bit of bustle. And if you're still not sold, then what about the annual chocolate festival? Yeah, we thought so.

Things to do

Dust off your battered brown fedora and leather jacket

It doesn't get much more Indiana Jones than the Lubaantun Mayan Ruins. Within easy striking distance of your Punta Gorda vacation rental, this ruined Mayan ceremonial city is the biggest in Southern Belize. Rumor has it there was even a crystal skull allegedly dug up here in the 1920s, though the evidence is pretty flimsy. You can combine it with a trip to Nim Li Punit Mayan ruins, a 20-minute drive away. And if you're looking for a little bit of sweetness in your life, how about taking an excursion to a local chocolate farm?


You better Belize it—Punta Gorda is an adventurer's paradise

A Punta Gorda vacation rental is a dream come true if you're all about the adventure. It's a great jumping-off point for jungle activities like treks and river tubing, while kayaking and wildlife watching are popular, both along the coast and on the local creeks. One of the biggest draws of the area is Port Honduras Marine Reserve, with snorkeling, diving, and fishing all available through local operators. In the town itself, you can enjoy sightseeing and shopping, particularly on market days. And if you turn up in May, you might just catch the Chocolate Festival of Belize, a 3-day celebration of chocolatey goodness.


There's a reason they call it a rainforest

Adventurers always look their best with a bead or 2 of sweat on their temple, which is a good thing because the climate in Punta Gorda is a bit on the humid side. Like the rest of Belize, it enjoys tropical weather, which generally means year-round humidity to keep those rainforests nice and lush. The really rainy season is between June and October, while the months between November and February tend to be a bit cooler and drier. Whatever time of year you turn up for your Punta Gorda vacation rental, you'll want to pack that rain poncho.

Natural features

What kind of natural wonder floats your boat?

Punta Gorda is the southernmost town in Belize, and the capital of Toledo district. It's one of the least developed areas in the country, and oh boy, is that a good thing. With unspoiled rainforests, waterfalls, cave complexes and cacao plantations, there's an inexhaustible supply of stuff to explore. Punta Gorda itself is set on the Caribbean Sea. It's got good boat links to Guatemala, but what's really going to get you feverish is its access to Port Honduras Marine Reserve. This vast reserve covers more than 100,000 acres of sea, including coral reefs and upwards of 100 mangroves.

How to get there

How to get to and around Punta Gorda

The nearest airport is in Punta Gorda (PND), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Puerto Barrios (PBR), which is 34.5 mi (55.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Punta Gorda, BZ?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 10 vacation rentals around Punta Gorda. From 3 house rentals to 5 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Punta Gorda?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 3 Houses in Punta Gorda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Punta Gorda include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 5 rentals available
  • House: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Punta Gorda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Punta Gorda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.