Experience Indigenous Culture and Living History

Belize Indigenous Garifuna Trail

The Belize Indigenous Garifuna Trail features Historic sites, places of memory, structures of architectural interest and cultural spaces in both Dangriga and Hopkins.

The development of this trail was made possible with the support of community members, the Dangriga Monitoring and Coordination Committee, the Belize National Library Service and Information System through the National Heritage Library, the Belize Archives and Records Service, the National Institute of Culture and History through the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, the Belize Tourism Board, the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Dr Peitra Arana.


1. Chuluhadiwa Monument
2. Gulisi Museum
3. Guerrero House / Pen Cayetano Gallery
4. Y Park / Drums of our Fathers Monument
5. Havana Creek and Bridge
6. Alejo Beni Park
7. Main Bridge
8. North Stann Creek River
9. Epworth Methodist Church and School
10. Police Station
11. TV Ramos Monument and Park
12. Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery
13. Landing Field / Old Town Pier
14. Ignacio Cacho Library
15. Sacred Heart Church, School and Sisters of the Holy Family Convent
16. Carl Ramos Stadium
17. Christ the King Anglican Church
18. Princess Royal Telemedia Park
19. Dangriga Central Market
20. Old Hospital Grounds / Social Security Board
21. Dangriga Town Hall
22. Why Not Island
23. Wahima Beach
24. NGC Cassava Demonstration Centre
25. Tuani Garifuna Restaurant
26. Pablo Lambey Cultural Center / National Garifuna Council Headquarters
27. Tropical Wood Carvin
28. Sabai’s Cassava Factory
29. Bishop O.P. Martin Residence
30.Dangriga Post Office


Mangrove / Freshwater Creek

Hawaii Beach / Estuary

Recibiwamutibu (We Welcome You) Sign

Enjoy Garifuna Identity

Discover the curiosities, unique characteristics and magic of this culture

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Discover Garifuna!

Discover the vibrant Belize Garifuna culture through a range of immersive experiences that promise to awaken your senses and enrich your travel experience. Explore cultural center of the Garifuna community in Dangriga or relax in the coastal gem, Hopkins. These captivating activities are essential additions to your Belize itinerary.

Indulge in Culinary Delights:

Embark on a culinary journey through the Garifuna cuisine, where traditional flavors come alive in a symphony of tastes and aromas. From savory soups to delectable desserts and refreshing drinks. Local dishes are made with local products such as freshly caught fish, cassava, and coconut. Dive into our curated list of 5 Garifuna Must-Eats for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

Immerse Yourself in Cultural Experiences:

Learn first-hand how to make Garifuna dishes in hands-on cooking lessons and cultural tours led by knowledgeable local guides. Learn the art of crafting Garifuna drums, or groove to the rhythmic beats of Punta dance—a cultural rite of passage that promises to ignite your spirit and leave you dancing with joy.

Engage with Local Artistry:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Garifuna art, where murals, intricate pottery, and captivating crafts tell stories of tradition, festivity, and everyday life. Explore the Cayetano Studio Gallery and marvel at the masterpieces of renowned artist Pen Cayetano, whose work encapsulates the essence of Garifuna heritage and creativity.

Explore Cultural Museums:

Journey into the heart of Garifuna history and heritage with a visit to the iconic Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga. The museum offers a treasure trove of artifacts, clothing, and insights into the rich cultural legacy of the Garinagu people.

Celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day:

Mark your calendar for November 19th and join in the festivities of Garifuna Settlement Day—a national celebration that commemorates the arrival of the Garinagu to Belize in 1802. Experience the electrifying energy of Yurumein as Garifuna descendants arrive by sea, singing and drumming to the rhythm of their ancestral beats. Don’t miss the celebratory procession through the streets, where Garifuna culture echoes in every step.

By immersing yourself in these enriching activities, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Belize’s cultural mosaic and create unforgettable memories to share with friends and family back home. Get ready to capture your social media-worthy moments and embark on a journey of discovery through the vibrant spirit of Garifuna culture in Belize.

Our partners:

This product development training has been developed for the Belize Indigenous Garifuna Trail by Target Euro and The Portfolio Marketing Group as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Consultancy Component 2: Marketing & Tourism Development Strategy, Digital Transformation, and Cluster Branding Plan. 
We are immensely grateful for the support and collaborative efforts of the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, the Belize Tourism Board, and all organizations that have played an essential role in developing the businesses and the website for the Belize Indigenous Garifuna Trail.