BTIA Dangriga Inaugurates Tourism Center
The Dangriga chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) recently inaugurated a brand-new tourism center. The center will offer guests information, maps, and recommendations for local tourism services.
“We’re very happy that the BTIA has opened this new office in Dangriga,” said Julie Lopez, owner of Roam Belize. “As more and more tourists are choosing to come to Belize for their vacations, honeymoons and weddings, this new office will give them timely and helpful information to make the most of their stay in Dangriga.”
Located on the southeast coast of Belize in Stann Creek District, Dangriga is a popular tourist destination and the largest municipality in the southern part of the country. Commonly referred to as the “culture capital of Belize”, Dangriga is the epicenter of the Garifuna culture and the birthplace of punta music. Originally known as Stann Creek Town, the municipality was renamed Dangriga in 1975 from a Garifuna term meaning “standing waters.”
The Garifuna people descend from a mixed population of imported slaves from Africa and the native peoples of the Caribbean who emigrated to Belize in the 18th century. Their arrival is marked every year on November 19, a national holiday in Belize known as Garifuna Settlement Day.
Dangriga has a number of lodging options for visitors of all budgets, including hotels like Macaroni Hill View, Chaleanor Hotel, D’s Hostel, Pelican Beach, and Pal’s Guest House.
Experience the Best of Dangriga
Locally-owned and operated Roam Belize offers tours of Dangriga and the surrounding area. With an office in Dangriga, Roam Belize is ideally situated to rent vehicles, book lodgings, and arrange for guided tours of all of the best sites in the Stann Creek District, including opportunities to experience Garifuna culture, food, and music.
Roam Belize also can arrange for tours, lodging and transfers throughout the rest of Belize and to/from the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Mexico.