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.


Rio Grande is located near the center of Toledo District, in Belize; it's four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the south west of Punta Gorda.

Nearby Restaurants

Rio Grande is well located for guests who are wanting to find a solid selection of nearby restaurants. The most nearby eatery to Rio Grande is Charlie's Bar, which sells eclectic fare. Da Lazy Fish and Hang Cheong Restaurant are additional restaurant options within reach. At Hang Cheong Restaurant you and your companions should be sure to try a bit of Asian dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local attractions include Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour, which is four and a half miles away Punta Gorda. Also think about heading to Laguna Cave, which is another attraction in the area.

Rivers are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. 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

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