Not so long ago, Punta Gorda was a sleepy backwater, with boats to Guatemala twice a week, and one bus per day to the north. The only road leaving the district was a dirt road in for the last 100 miles, and bridges would flood, sometimes for a week at a time, making PG isolated and giving it a frontier feeling. Now PG, as Punta Gorda is known, is a booming little metropolis, with multiple boats to Guatemala, and with multiple busses per day arriving from and going north. From PG it is possible to visit Maya ruins, like Lubantuun, Uxbenka and Nim li Punit, Maya villages, the Garifuna community of Barranco, catch boats to the cayes, or on to Guatemala. The market is best on Wednesday and Saturday. The District of Toledo is no longer a back water, and a road is being built up to the border. Toledo District is the best part of Belize (ask anyone who lives here), and, also where we live. MMRF is located only 27 miles from PG, and many people traveling to MMRF end up in PG for the night.