As the home of the Garifuna people, the Stann Creek District is one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions in Belize — but many tourists never get to visit either out of not knowing about it or not recognizing how easy it is to navigate. The two major settlements here are Dangriga and Hopkins Village, and each offers their own unique reasons for visiting. Here’s why you need to visit and how you can get back and forth between them cheaply, safely, and conveniently.
Why Visit: Dangriga
Dangriga is widely considered the cultural capital of Belize, and the town we know today is shaped by the fact that it was founded as a home for shipwrecked Garifuna refugees. Their food, music, and dance pervade the town, as does their sense of open hospitality. The Marie Sharp factory tour is a particular favorite of visitors.
There are regular daily flights from Belize City to Dangriga’s provincial airport, making it easy to get into Stann Creek in the first place.
Why Visit: Hopkins
Garifuna culture also looms large over the small fishing village of Hopkins. Less developed and less visited, this town is home to some truly pristine beaches and fille with authentic shops and restaurants. It’s also one of the best launching points for exploring the surrounding areas. You can embark on adventures to the Belize Barrier Reef or explore one of the over 400 islands off the coast from here — or you can book a tour of the interior and explore Maya ruins, towering waterfalls, and lush rainforest.
How to Get There: Uncharted Jewel’s Shuttles and Transfers
There’s no easier way to get back and forth between Dangriga and Hopkins than the shuttle offered by Uncharted Jewel Belize. Our knowledge of the region is unparalleled, and we’re ready to help you through your entire route. We can even arrange for tours and adventures when you reach your destination.