What to do and see in Dangriga, Belize: The Best Places and Tips

July 31, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Love culture, not crowds? Leave the bustle of Belize City for quieter Dangriga, at the end of the Hummingbird Highway. The town is a suitable base for exploring the Stann Creek district: visit the Maya Center and the world's first jaguar preserve, explore the beach and try snorkeling at the reef a few miles out.
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1. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

Southern Highway, Dangriga, Belize +501 630-7870
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

This reserve was established to help protect the endangered jaguar and other species native to Belize.

Reviewed By Hinoe66 - Richmond, Canada

We decided to head into Cockscomb basin with the hopes of seeing more wildlife, Jaguars in particular. We knew our timing was a little off, being rainy season and all, but we looked forward to some hiking nonetheless. We didn’t see any wildlife except for all the iguanas everywhere. The park itself is gorgeous and had it been a warmer day we wou,d have taken advantage of the beautiful pool under a small waterfall. The flora of the park in itself is worthy of a visit.
My only concern with getting to the nature preserve was the horrible road. Despite having 4-wheel drive the road up was nothing short of a mud wrestling pit. At times I didn’t think we were going to make it, but with some knuckle whitening pit slogging we made it there and back.
As others have stated, lots of bug screen as those nasty little sold flies are everywhere. Good shoes are necessary, but various routes are available to various levels of difficulty. If you go in the off season though, expect to be coming back out with a decent amount of mud on you.

2. Marie Sharp's Factory

Hummingbird Highway, Dangriga, Belize 532-2087
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Marie Sharp's Factory

Reviewed By Denise D

Stopped here by chance and had a quick tour and tasting. Ended up buying several bottles of different types of hot sauce for a great price.

3. Maya Center Mayan Museum

Jaguar Reserve Road, Dangriga, Belize +501 660-3903
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Maya Center Mayan Museum

The Maya Center Mayan Museum is a culturally interactive museum, that entertains and teach real Mayan culture. We do hands on demonstration, such as tortilla making, Cultural Dance training, Coffee making and now Chocolate making. Chocolate making is more fun as you get to do it, you will discover how much it is.

Reviewed By Carolyn M - Clinton, MD, United States

I love visiting the Maya Center Maya Museum and Che'il Chocolate Factory owned and operated by Julio and Heliodora Saqui. They and their staff produce some of the best organic chocolate on the planet. You must try the different flavored chocolate such as orange, mint, the 80% dark and milk chocolate. Yummy! If you're up for it they will let you make your own chocolate as well. They also offer a wide variety of tours available to nearby attractions such as the Cockscomb Jaquar Preserve. Their museum shop also features art work created by local Mayan artists and they offer items such as slate carvings, hand woven baskets, wood carvings and embroidered items. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

3 Aranda Crescent, Dangriga Stann Creek, Belize +501 628-6807
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5 based on 20 reviews

Studio Gallery Cayetano

Visit the Art Gallery and Museum and meet legendary Garifuna artist and musician Pen Cayetano and admire the extraordinary thread art by his wife, Ingrid. Listen to all kind of histories and the story of the Garifuna Journey. View paintings, murals and thread art portraying all aspects of Belizean culture. You can practice some basic drum rhythms and learn about Pen's musical creation, Punta Rock.

Reviewed By Narncommander - Ferrelview, Missouri

The gallery was officially closed when I arrived, but I was graciously let in allowed free reign of the gallery anyway. Beautiful items. I was also shown the music facilities where lessons are taught. and the Gardens in back of the place. I was truly treated like family. Definitely worth going to!

5. Angel Falls Xtreme Adventures

Mile 27 Hummingbird Highway, Dangriga, Belize
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5 based on 12 reviews

Angel Falls Xtreme Adventures

Experience The Most Spectacular Zip-line At over 1000 feet above the Caribbean Sea and the second largest barrier reef, over the limestone line of this topography, lies the most spectacular zip-line. Escape with us into this world of jungle, granite and Waterfalls to experience Belize. Feel the air, feel the speed, height and adrenaline! Join the most qualified team in high-adventure tourism.

Reviewed By waterdawg60 - Schenectady, New York

This is a new place and was fortunate to spend the morning here as they hadn't officially opened. It off mile 27 Hummingbird Highway,not sure why Trip Advisor has them in Dangriga.They have a made a beautiful rain forest paradise with some Cabanas a dinning...MoreThank you very much for your testimonial. We pride ourselves in giving the absolute best. Cheers. I am looking forward to host you in our newly built Cabanas.

6. Live Belize

Dangriga, Belize
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5 based on 12 reviews

Live Belize

Reviewed By Quentin J - Dangriga, Belize

Our experience with Angel of Live Belize was great. Everything went as planned. He arranged our adventure packages and negotiated an awesome and well priced package for us. His van was very updated (new), comfy and spacious. His driving was steady and safe. We would definitely book with him again. We highly recommend Live Belize.

7. Gulisi Garifuna Museum

George Prive Drive, Dangriga, Belize +501 669-0639
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4 based on 34 reviews

Gulisi Garifuna Museum

Reviewed By Bruce H - Sugar Land, Texas

This was a very educational stop on our visit to Dangriga. We had, not surprisingly, never heard of the Garifuna culture before and found the museum to be very interesting. It's on the Hummingbird Hwy just before you reach the main village and worth the stop and the small entry fee of $5USD.

8. Belize Sport Fishing Charters

Dangriga 90810, Belize
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5 based on 4 reviews

Belize Sport Fishing Charters

Welcome to belizesportfishingcharters We are the premier fishing charter operation out Dangriga and Hopkins .our experience guides of over 30 years will guide you and give you instructions on how to catch Mahi , Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna and more. We also specializing in some of the best flat water fishing in the world known for its abundance in Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and noteworthy the great Barracuda with its blistering speed and aggression you also have the option to fish the reef for yellowtail snapper, muttons snapper and groupers? We can do that! How about fishing for something different? Deep dropping (300ft to 600ft) for snapper, porgies and snowy grouper; just a few of the tasty Deepwater fish species that our Captain has the equipment and the expertise to catch

Reviewed By JustinCB123 - Denver, Colorado

We took a deep sea fishing trip and had so much success catching fish that we went on another trip fly fishing for bonefish later that week. Dwayne was a great host and went the extra mile to make sure we got the great Belize fishing experience we were hoping for. He was a gracious, resourceful and knowledgeable captain.

9. Davis Falls

Off Mile 42, Hummingbird Hwy., Dangriga, Belize
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4 based on 7 reviews

Davis Falls

Reviewed By DuracellChicago - Chicago

One of the best tours in regards to combine Waterfalls, jungle, medicine trail, Eco, Green, Agro Tourism Adventure, a bit difficult to access but once you reach after a 1 1/2 hour hike the waterfall it's almost certain you will be there by yourself. Beautiful birding and relaxing spot far from any civilization.

10. Tobacco Caye Marine Station

Tobacco Caye, Dangriga, Belize +501 620-9116
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Tobacco Caye Marine Station

Reviewed By meganxmackenzie - London, United Kingdom

Clear water Chilled out Good snorkelling Perfection We went on a day tour from Dangriga and managed to go bird watching and Manatee hunting on the same day.

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