Welcome to Dangriga


The name Dangriga comes from a Garifuna word meaning 'sweet water' – the town's name having been changed from Stann Creek Town in the 1980s. This is the birthplace of punta rock (a fusion of acoustic Garifuna and electric instruments), and home to a number of notable Garifuna artists, artisans and festivals.


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$150.63 Outdoor Activities

Waterfall Rappelling at Antelope Falls in Dangriga

Climb to the top of the 1,000 foot falls through lush rain-forest learning about the flora and fauna on the way. Keep you eyes peeled for a sighting of all kinds of wildlife that calls the jungle home: swinging monkeys, colourful singing birds and big wild cats. End the challenging hike with a refreshing swim in the emerald pools and take in the breathtaking view of the Tropical Rain Forest and Caribbean Sea. Take the exhilarating 250feet rappel in two rappels with our professional, licensed guides. This really is a tour to remember. Children must be at least 65 pounds minimum, there is no weight maximum but our harnesses have a maximum limit of 42 inches at the waist.

$150.63 Outdoor Activities

Waterfall Rappelling and Zipline Adventure at Bocawina Rainforest

Start off you adventure with with an exhilarating zipline adventure. After flying through the jungle, across 2.5 miles of cable on the longest zip line course in Belize, head back to the lodge to fill your belly with a delicious lunch provided at the Wild Fig Restaurant. You will then venture on a guided hike to Bocawina Falls where you will have the opportunity to rappel one hundred feet down the face of Bocawina Falls and swim in the refreshing emerald pools below. Children must be at least 65 pounds minimum, there is no weight maximum but our harnesses have a maximum limit of 42 inches at the waist.

$114 Cultural & Theme Tours

Garifuna Cultural Tour

Learn more about this unique people group in Belize, who first arrived in Belize nearly 200 years ago. The Garifuna people still sometimes wear traditional ethnic clothing of yellow, black and white, and have their own flag of the same colors. Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th, is a nationally recognized day to commemorate when the Garifuna people first settled in Belize in what is now Dangriga Town on November 19th, 1823. If you’re in town during this holiday, your guide will take you to the re-enactment of when the Garifuna people first arrived on the shores of Belize. Locals in Dangriga dress up in traditional clothing and paddle in dug-out canoes as part of the re-enactment. Stick around for the fantastic street festival and parade with dancing, drumming and punta music. Try some tasty Garifuna dishes such as hudut (fish cooked in coconut milk), fried plantains, and cassava dishes. If you visit Belize during another part of the year, your guide will still take you to Dangriga Town where you can visit the Drums of Our Fathers monument, dedicated to the Garifuna culture. You can also stop in at the Lebeha Drumming Center in the nearby village of Hopkins. There you can watch, listen, and participate in cultural dances and learn how to play the Garifuna drums. The whole family will love this tour!

$145 Water Sports

Cave Tubing and Swim in the Inland Blue Hole

Time:Departs: 8:00 AMReturns: 4:00PMRT travel time: 4 hoursWe pick you up from an agreed location in Placencia, Hopkins or Dangriga.  This is ideal for those looking for a short day spent in the jungle.   It is an electrifying and rejuvenating adventure into the limestone carved Maya Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery as you go through the winding Hummingbird Highway.We do cave tubing first and it starts with a 10-minute walk through the jungle as you get an informative talk on cave archaeology and the geology of the Maya Mountains. You then get to spend about two hours inside the cave system. Enter the exciting world of rivers disappearing into the “underworld” as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to light your way.Enjoy floating past side windows that filter sunlight through the mist and the jungle as you swirl around stalagmites and stalactites looming from above and below. This mystic cave adventure takes you away from other sites that are crowded with cruise ship passengers. After lunch, we enjoy a relaxing swim in the inland blue hole cenote.

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Garifuna Cultural Experience: History, cooking and music class

The Garifuna people make up just four percent of Belize’s population, but they are one of the country’s most iconic cultures. An Afro-Caribbean people, the Garifuna are renowned for their traditional drumming, iconic foods, and music.This tour includes a trip to the Garifuna village of Seine Bight in Placencia or the Garifuna village of Hopkins located on the Caribbean coast. Participants will enjoy authentic, home-cooked Garifuna foods while enjoying a live performance of traditional Garifuna drumming. An introductory Garifuna drumming lesson is also included.  This is an off the beaten path tour that allows you to immerse yourself with the local culture: history, food and music.  Enjoy an amazing culinary experience with authentic local cuisine, followed by Garifuna drumming lesson.

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Dangriga Shuttle Transfer

Dangriga is the largest town in Southern Belize, and the spiritual capital of the country's Garifuna people. Despite sharing a similar ramshackle appearance and funky coastal vibe with Belize City, Dangriga doesn't have a big-city feel and is generally a safe place to explore. This is a proud, festive town, one that does its best to make the most of its vibrant Garifuna heritage, but apart from a handful of worthwhile cultural sights it's not a tourist hangout like Hopkins or Placencia – most travelers are either changing buses or getting a boat out to the central cays. Pickup & Drop Off to Dangriga From Hopkins