Dangriga and Hopkins are two of the main towns in Belize’s Stann Creek district. Dangriga is the capital and the largest town in Southern Belize and has gained the nickname the Culture Capital for its diverse mix of people and cultures. Garifuna culture in particular is strong here and visitors can enjoy traditional drumming, delicious seafood and a warm welcome in this region, as in all of Belize.
Hopkins is a smaller and quieter town but the perfect escape from it all. It offers 12 miles of pristine white beach in a traditional Garifuna community.
If wildlife is your thing, the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve is 128,000-acre area of pristine rainforest, winding rivers, and scenic waterfalls. It contains the highest concentration of jaguars in all of Belize. It is also home to wildcat, deer and tapirs as well as some spectacular bird species.
The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is a beautiful and exhilarating mix of waterfalls, Mayan ruins and the longest zipline in Belize. It is the perfect place for adventure activities including cave tubing, water rappelling and zip-lining. There is some great birdwatching here with over 290 species identified. The ruins here are mere evidence of a Mayan city and are as yet unexcavated.
This region is also excellent for water sports and serves as an access point for many cayes, atolls and reefs which offer some exceptional diving.