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.
You'll discover a handful of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that individual beach.
Hummingbird Beach: Hummingbird Beach is located right off the main road heading South out of Dangriga, and is easily reached by car. There is, however, no official paved parking, so be ready for some off-road parking.
A second option for beach-goers to consider is Hopkins Beach. The beach is accessible from a newly paved road off the Southern Highway. Visitors can enter via foot or nearby parking spots, though there are few lots specifically dedicated to beach parking, so be sure to check with local lot owners.
Sittee Marina Beach: The beach is accessible by vehicle or foot, as it is directly off of Sittee River Road. Visitors are advised against using taxis, etc., as the area is quite small and tucked away from major places of interest.
These are just a sample of what's available. To reach our detailed guide to beaches, go to this article.
In case you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Dangriga.
Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum in the center of Dangriga. Exhibits include a history of the Garifuna people, a look at their customs and traditions, a tour of a working garden filled with traditional herbs and plants of the Garifuna, and a live showing of the Garifuna drums and traditional dance.
The table right below provides more information on a museum in the area.
|Gulisi Garifuna Museum||(501) 669-0639||Central Dangriga||Belize|
Travelers will discover some other worthwhile attractions in and near Dangriga.
A landmark worth visiting is Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is located 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 found 4.5 mi. West-Northwest of central Dangriga. The factory is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 a.m.
The chart directly below provides more information about other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.
|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|
|Facility Viewing||0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dangriga|
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