When you visit Belize, set aside time to visit vibrant, colorful Dangriga. Known as the cultural capital of Belize, Dangriga is the heart of Belize’s Garifuna culture. Discover a thriving town on the banks of the Stann Creek. Here are five amazing things to do in Dangriga.
1. Visit Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery
Ingrid and Pen Cayetano own and run the Pen Cayetano Gallery. Pen is one of Belize’s most famous artists. At the gallery, you can find Pen’s paintings of Belize along with Ingrid’s homemade jellies and teas. The gallery is also a bookstore, an art studio, a music studio and a showcase for local musicians. Get the full flavor of Belize at the Pen Cayetano Gallery. It’s located in a colonial home on Aranda Crescent.
2. Take a Garifuna Cooking Class
Indulge in every savory flavor of Belize’s ethnic diversity with a culinary exploration. The Garifuna people of Belize are recognized by UNESCO as a living cultural heritage. Learn to make their traditional dish hudut, a blend of coconut milk, fried fish and plantains. Cook with fish caught that day, fresh coconut and the unique spice blends of the Garifuna. Immerse yourself in a unique Belizean culinary adventure.
3. Marie Sharp Factory Tour
Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce is one of Belize’s most famous products. You’ll find it in every restaurant and most people’s homes. Marie was inducted into the Sauce Hall of Fame in 2016. Come visit her factory and watch Marie’s team turn habanero peppers into four different varieties of this tasty condiment.
4. Gulisi Garifuna Museum
Learn all about the fascinating Garifuna people. Historians believe that the Garifuna are descendants of people who escaped from a sinking slave ship and made their way to what is present-day Honduras. Many of them migrated to Belize, where they established a thriving community. Learn about their history, culture, language and customs at the Gulisi Garifuna Museum.
5. Southern Belize Beaches
The beaches in southern Belize are stunning. They’re also wonderfully untouched. Escape the crowds while you enjoy a lazy day sunning and swimming. The clear waters, soft sand and warm sunshine will lift your spirits.
Travel to Dangriga with Untame Belize
The best way to get to all of Dangriga’s doings is to arrange your transportation through Untame Belize. We provide comfortable, air-conditioned and secure transportation to and from Dangriga. If you prefer, you can join us on a full-service tour that takes you to all the Dangriga highlights. Contact Untame Belize for all your Belize adventures.