Belize where the world can’t find you…
INDIGENOUS CULTURE AT THE GARIFUNA
Apart from the more famous places such as Ambergris, Placencia and San Ignacio,there are still many places in Belize that have not yet been discovered by tourists but which are definitely worth a visit.
Welcome to this Garifuna village on the Belize coast, where the atmosphere is relaxed and the streets are unpaved. Hopkins is considered the cultural center of the Garifuna and its inhabitants are known for their kindness and hospitality. Many inhabitants are fishermen and there is a wide choice of freshly caught fish every day, prepared in various ways. Banana and coconut are ingredients that often recur in the delicious Caribbean dishes. The beaches are wide and long and there are wonderful places to snorkel and dive. The interiors consist of endless jungle with waterfalls, birds, butterflies and monkeys, where you can hike, river-tub, swim and look for the jaguar...
Punta Gorda is a sleepy fishing town on the Caribbean sea in southern Belize. Garifuna emigrants from Honduras are settled here and make up an important part of the population. It is a perfect base to explore the jungle inland where countless rivers and rivers flow, hidden waterfalls can be admired and where you can explore ancient Mayan ruins. You can swim in the caves at Blue Creek or go out to sea to snorkel. It is a true off the beaten track paradise for lovers of nature, culture and adventure, the 'real Belize'.