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  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

Although the Maya are by far the largest population in rural Toledo, this is also a home to the Garífuna. Barranco, a small village of fewer than 200 people about an hour by road from Punta Gorda, is the best-known Garífuna center in Toledo. The southernmost coastal village in Belize has electricity, a couple of shops, a bar, a police station, a health clinic, and a school. It was the birthplace of Andy Palacio, the famed Punta rock musician who died in 2008. Palacio is buried in Barranco. A guided village tour includes, in addition to a visit to the Palacio gravesite, stops at the Dabuyaba (Garífuna temple), the House of Culture, and a cassava factory. Lunch in a local home is also possible. TIDE, PG Tours, and other tour operators offer trips to Barranco, or you can drive yourself.

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Barranco, Toledo, Belize


709-2010-Barranco community phone

Published 03/09/2017


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