About Brendan Keegan

Brendan Keegan is a US native who is currently living and working in Punta Gorda. Before moving to PG, he lived in Boston and in Terebovlya, Ukraine. His interests in Belize include learning about conservation, sustainable development, writing, photography and getting to know the Toledo District. If you have any comments or questions about his posts or about PG, you can reach him at: BrendanP.Keegan@gmail.com.

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Experience the best of Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda, locally known as PG is located at the far end of the Toledo District. With a population of around 6000, it is a quiet place to escape the crowds in Western Belize and the Northern Cayes. However, don’t let its quietness trick you into thinking there is nothing to do. For those willing […]

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Service Vacations and Volunteering in Belize

How do you picture a Belize vacation? Lounging on the beach on Ambergris Caye? Snorkeling off Glover’s Reef? Exploring the Mayan ruins near San Ignacio? How about working with Belizeans to provide care to the needy, medical help for the sick, and protection for fragile ecosystems? If you think that all of these sound good, […]

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A Punta Gorda Original: Welcome to Gomier’s

Come to Punta Gorda hungry and one place you’ll sure hear recommended is Gomier’s. Located just to right of the “Welcome to PG” sign at the entrance to town, Gomier’s Restaurant is a true PG landmark. No rice and beans here—instead, you’ll have your choice of fresh seafood, fish burgers, veggie burritos, curry shrimp and tofu, […]

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The Best Birdwatching in Southern Belize: Laguna Village and the Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary

For birders, adventurers, naturalist, and travelers who want to share an authentic slice of Toledo life and an unmatched patch of natural beauty, plan a trip to Laguna. Located just thirty minutes up the road from Punta Gorda, the village of Laguna has it all. A quaint and beautiful Mopan Maya community, Laguna is ideal […]

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Punta Gorda, Toledo’s Best Food Spots

An earlier post provided a few ideas on what to do in Punta Gorda. However, finding things to do is only half the battle. The other half has to do with the question “where do we eat?” and answering this can be tricky in a small town. However, this list is an open and delicious […]

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A Day Trip to Blue Creek Cave

If you plan on spending any time in southern Belize, be sure to save a day for the Blue Creek Cave. Known in Maya as Hokeb Ha (“Where the Water Enters the Earth”), the cave system starts in Santa Cruz and runs for about five miles before exiting near the village of Blue Creek. The […]

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