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Discover the sizzling flavors south of Belize at “FISH FESTIVAL 2014,” a three-day event (October 10th – 12th, 2014) that will showcase both the preservation efforts and the cultures of Punta Gorda, Toledo District!

Explore Punta Gorda, a wonderland of ancient attractions, heritage, cuisines and mystique. It’s all available in Punta Gorda! Get acquainted with the locals as the festival events features a “Seafood Gala,” “Youth Conservation Competition” and the “The Grand Finale”!

Be immersed in all the highlights of this fun-filled weekend, such as: coconut husking, greasy pole competition, cast net throwing, fishing tournament, the Panerfix Steel Orchestra, and more!

Festival Events

  • October 10th: “Seafood Gala” – venue is Fr. Ring Parish Hall on Main Street, Punta Gorda (7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
  • October 11th: “Youth Conservation Competition” – venue is Fr. Ring Parish Hall on Main Street, Punta Gorda (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • October 12th: “Grand Finale” – venue is TIDE compound, 1 mile from Punta Gorda Town (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Toledo is the perfect region for holistic living…

Amidst the over 830,000 acres of preserved jungles and reef system in Toledo, lies authentic discoveries, from snorkeling to jungle expeditions, world-class fishing, succulent foods, and Ancient Maya legacies…

Event History

Be part of this southern tradition which was first held in 2002 and has flourished into a major attraction for Punta Gorda! Learn about all that’s happening in conservation and preservation throughout Toledo from the Toledo Institute of Development and Environment” (T.I.D.E.), who also organizes the fish festival!

Indulge in seafood delicacies. Travel Punta Gorda, and discover how to be

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*Did you know: If you are participating in any sport fishing activities in Belizean waters, whether catch and release or not, you are required to have a valid sport fishing license? Under the Coastal Zone Management Act (1998) and Sport Fishing Regulations (S.I. 115 of 2009), all anglers who are fishing for leisure or competition must have a valid sport fishing license issued by the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI). For quick access to purchase a sport fishing license, visit CZMAI’s website at

For more information or assistance, please contact CZMAI at email or telephone numbers 501-223-5739 or 501-233-0719.