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Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize

Main Street Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize Dangriga, formerly known as Stann Creek, is a town in northern Stann Creek District, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of Stann Creek. It is the capital of Belize's Stann Creek District and also the largest town in southern Belize with a population of around 12,000.

The Garifuna, a mix of native Caribs and descendents African shipwrecked slaves settled the area in the 1830's. They adopted the Carib language but held much African musical and religious traditions.

The town was renamed Dangriga, a Garifuna word that translates to "still waters" in the 1980's as part of a Garifuna cultural revival.


Garifuna Settlement Day

Garifuna Settlement Day Dangriga, BelizeThis week long celebration in November recognizes the November 19th, 1823 landing of the Gariguna people from St. Vincent island. The annual fiesta includes drumming, dancing, parades and cultural cuisine.

The Garinagu suffered many obstacles in the process of settling in Belize and had to fight for their rights as a people. Today, they share the culture that we call the Belizean culture. They add a historic past, color, flavor and a unique element to Belize. Belizeans all over are proud to celebrate with the Garinagu, a culture that is very much a part of all the citizens of Belize.

Things to do

The Gulisi Garifuna Museum Dangriga, BelizeIn addition to the rich Garifuna culture Dangriga offers, it is a base for inland excursions to the nearby rainforest attractions, take a quick tour of world famous Marie Sharp’s habanero pepper factory, visit the Gulisi Garifuna Museum or head out for the incredible dive and snorkel spots in waters near Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye and Glover’s Reef.