Locally known as the culture capital of Belize, Dangriga Town is the district capital of Stann Creek. Located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the North Stann Creek River. Dangriga has a population of over 10,000 permanent residents mostly of Garifuna or Creole descent. The bustling town comes alive in November of each year as it host the largest cultural celebration in the country: Garifuna Settlement Day. The Garifuna are a cultural and ethnic group, descendants of shipwrecked slaves and native Caribs. It is believed that the Garifuna first settled in these areas upon arriving to Belize.
Dangriga is also the place where Punta Rock originated, and to date several Belizean folk band still perform across the town. Most notable tourist attraction in the Dangriga area are Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, the first and only jaguar preserve in the hemisphere, and the May Flower Archaeological Reserve.
Dangriga can be accesses though a bus ride from any other municipal destination or via Tropic Air’s and Maya Island Air’s direct flights.
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