The Southern Coast Travel Guide
Plan Your The Southern Coast Vacation
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... read more
Broiled, grilled, fried, sautéed, cooked in lime juice as ceviche, or barbecued on the beach: any way you eat it,... 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... Read more
Perhaps the most unusual of the ethnic groups calling Belize home, the Garífuna have a story that is both bizarre and moving, an... Read more
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