Yübu – the Garífuna Experience

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Yübu – the Garífuna Experience information

Location
Roatán , Honduras
Telephone
+504 455 6713
Prices
admission L$100
Opening hours
10am-3pm Tue-Fri
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Yübu – The Garífuna Experience is an utterly artificial cultural center that was built as a tourist trap for cruise-shippers, and which seems to be working its magic perfectly well. The experience begins with a 30- to 35-minute historical talk about the Garífuna’s beginnings and their brutal passage to Roatán. After that, a dance demonstration ought to be uplifting, but the dancers are obviously not having much fun. You can also shop in the gift shop, learn to make casabe (a traditional yucca flatbread) or eat Garífuna specialties at the small comedor, but the food, like the overall experience, is pretty bland.