The Southern Coast Travel Guide
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As always in Belize, the transition from one landscape to another is swift and startling. As you approach the Hummingbird Highway's end in coastal Dangriga, the lush, mountainous terrain of the north gives way to flat plains bristling with orange trees. Farther south the Stann Creek Valley is where bananas, the nation's first bumper crop, and most other fruit is grown. Equally startling is the cultural segue: whereas San Ignacio has a Spanish air, the Southern Coast is strongly Afro-Caribbean.
There are two kinds of lodging to choose from on the Southern Coast: small, basic hotels, often Belizean-owned, and upscale beach resorts, usually owned...read more
Broiled, grilled, fried, sautéed, cooked in lime juice as ceviche, or barbecued on the beach: any way you eat it, seafood is the life-stuff on the...read more
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Beaches. The mainland's best beaches are on the Placencia peninsula and around Hopkins. Although they're narrow ribbons of khaki rather than wide... Read more
"People are building $500,000 houses on $5,000 roads!" This is the sentiment of many who watch in amazement as huge condos and luxury houses... Read more
The Creole language is associated with the Creole or black people of Belize, especially those around Belize City. But people all over Belize... Read more
Tropical Storm Arthur, which formed off the coast of Belize on May 31, 2008, and quickly moved ashore, in a few hours dumped up to 15 inches... Read more
Perhaps the most unusual of the ethnic groups calling Belize home, the Garífunas have a story that is both bizarre and moving, an odyssey... Read more
Honeymoons are the chance to take the adventure of a lifetime.... Read more
Planning a trip to Belize, you'd expect all manner of outdoorsy and water activities.... Read more
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