Rio Grande

The Rio Grande, which runs through a significant portion of Belize, is an important water way in the country. Tourists can sail down the river on a guided tour for a peaceful day on the water, and learn about local flora and fauna along the way.

Beginning in the Mayan Mountains, the Rio Grande River runs through the Machaca forest where the waters are known for being especially clear, and down to the Port Honduras Marine Reserve before dumping out into the Caribbean Sea.


Located toward the center of Toledo District, Rio Grande welcomes guests rooming in this area of Belize. Even if you are not staying nearby, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. From this location, Punta Gorda is four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this river. Ex-Servicemen's Bar, which offers eclectic dishes, is also the closest restaurant to this river. It is only about two and a half miles from Rio Grande, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also nearby, you and your companions will find restaurants such as A Piece of Chicken and Da Lazy Fish where you will want to sample Latin American food and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

There are other activities nearby, including Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour, which is four and a half miles away Punta Gorda. Also think about visiting Laguna Cave, which is another attraction in the area.

A river is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Belize. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Rio Grande.

Attractions Near Rio Grande
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour Other Attraction 4.5 mi. (0.6 km) NE Punta Gorda
Laguna Cave GeoFeature 7.2 mi. (12.2 km) NNW 7.5 mi. Northwest of Punta Gorda
Agua Caliente Luha Wildlife Sanctuary Other Attraction 11.6 mi. (20.4 km) NW 12.7 mi. West-Northwest of Punta Gorda
Sarstoon-Temash National Park Other Attraction 12.6 mi. (27.0 km) SW 16.8 mi. South West of Punta Gorda

Location: Toledo District, Belize


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