Dangriga Car Rentals

Dangriga is a town on the southeastern coast of Belize in Stann Creek District. With a population of around 10,000 people, Dangriga is considered one of the larger urban areas in the country and is widely known as the cultural capital of Belize. The largest ethnic group in Dangriga is the Garifuna people, a unique Afro-Caribbean culture that has was recognized by the United Nations in 2001 for being a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Dangriga was originally known as Stann Creek Town thanks to its strategic position on the North Stann Creek River where it flows into the Caribbean Sea. In 1832, the Garifuna emigrated to Belize and settled in Dangriga.

Dangriga has an extremely lively music scene, particularly focused on the traditional drumming style of the Garifuna. A large statue of three Garifuna drums is on display in the center of the town and visitors flock to Dangriga to enjoy live musical performances, workshops, and exhibitions of Garifuna music. Dangriga is the home of punta and punta rock, two uniquely Belizean musical genres that are heavily influenced by traditional Garifuna rhythms mixed with influences from calypso and soca music. The risqué humor and scathing social commentary of many lyrics in popular punta songs give this genre a lively popularity ideal for open-air performances and dance halls.

Belize’s greatest living artist, Delvin “Pen” Cayetano, was born and continues to live in Dangriga, and his studio is one of the town’s most popular attractions. An artist successful in many different media, including painting, sculpture, and music, Pen Cayetano was knighted in 2013 by the Queen of England for his contributions to art and culture.

Other attractions in Dangriga include a bevy of restaurants, clubs, and karaoke bars, the open-air market on the north bank of the river, and the Gulisi Garifuna Museum that details the unique contributions and history of the Garifuna people.

Exploring Dangriga

Roam Belize is a locally-owned tour company based in Dangriga. Roam Belize has a fleet of well-maintained, modern vehicles that allow visitors to explore Dangriga and the region in comfort and style. Roam Belize has a simple, no-hassle rental procedure and can deliver vehicles anywhere in the country.

With a rented vehicle from Roam Belize, you can enjoy all of the sights and sounds that Dangriga has to offer. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the music and history of the Garifuna people or simply want to enjoy a rollicking good time in the cultural capital of Belize, having your own rental vehicle is the best way to explore Dangriga.

Questions about visiting Dangriga? Send us an email at info[@]roambelize.com. We’d love to help you plan your vacation, tours, car rental services, and ground transportation in Belize.

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