Dangriga Attractions

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A great base for exploring the surrounding Stann Creek area, Dangriga is also an important town in Garifuna culture.  Whether you've got plans to explore the surrounding area's natural attraction or learn more about the people who live here, there are a few things to keep you interested.  

Beaches

Hopkins Beach

You'll discover a handful of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that section of the coast.

Hummingbird Beach: Much more remote than its neighbors to the north, but more accessible than those to the south, Hummingbird Beach is a nice compromise of privacy and efficiency. Visitors will be able to lay out on the sand and collect some sun rays, while other go play in the ocean.

A second alternative to consider is Hopkins Beach. Hopkins Beach offers golden brown sand and crystal clear waters for excellent swimming. The beach is located in close proximity to a developed area that features local businesses and restaurants.

Sittee Marina Beach: Sittee Marina Beach is located a short distance from Sittee River. The area is largely comprised of tropical vegetation, with a small area of soft sand.

These examples are just a few of what's available. To find out more about beaches available, follow this link.

Museums

In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Dangriga.

Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum in the center of Dangriga. On November 18, 2004, the Gulisi Garifuna Museum opened to the public, finally offering a place to locals and tourists alike to learn about the Garifuna culture, which is prevalent to this day in the southern Belize town of Dangriga. Named for a Garifuna heroine who founded Punta Negra in the Toledo District, this museum is a must for anyone interested in local culture and history.

The chart directly below lists more details on a museum in the area.

Museums In Dangriga
Name Phone Location
Gulisi Garifuna Museum (501) 669-0639 Central Dangriga Belize

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Marie Sharp’s Factory

Vacationers can explore some other intriguing sites to visit in and near Dangriga.

A common landmark for vacationers is Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is situated in Dangriga. Sculpted by Steve Okeke, Drums of Our Fathers is a monument that represents Garifuna history, culture, and spirituality. It is located in Dangriga, the center of Garifuna culture in Belize, and an awe-inspiring site that welcomes visitors as they enter the town.

Many travelers also choose to visit Marie Sharp’s Factory. It is located 4.5 mi. West-Northwest of central Dangriga. "The whole world loves Marie Sharp's." If you're interested in seeing how some of the most popular hot sauces and condiments in Belize are made, take a tour at Marie Sharp's Factory -- often led by Marie herself.

The other types of landmarks in and near Dangriga are displayed right below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Dangriga
Name Type Location
Drums of Our Father's Monument Monument 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Dangriga
Marie Sharp’s Factory Facility Viewing 4.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Dangriga
Rosalie’s Tortilla Factory Facility Viewing 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dangriga
 

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