Dangriga Town, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of Stann Creek. It is the capital of Belize's Stann Creek District and also the largest town in southern Belize. It is an attractive town with wooden houses perched on stilts, coconut palms and mango trees. There are rainforests and the Maya Mountains to the west of the town, cayes and the reef to the east.
The commercial center of town, runs along St. Vincent and Commerce Streets, the same street with different names on either side of a bridge that spans the North Stann Creek River. The south bank is busy with boats that shuttle passengers to and from the surrounding cayes while a bustling market occupies the north bank where you can buy fruit, vegetables and fish fresh out of the ocean.
There are a number of attractions available to tourists in Dangriga. The Gulisi Garifuna Museum houses permanent displays that highlight the culture and history of the Garifuna people. The Pen Cayetano Gallery, which opens in November of every year, showcases the artwork of musician and painter Pen Cayetano. Other stops of cultural interest include the Drums of my Father Monument, the National Garifuna Council headquarters and the Thomas Vincent Ramos Monument.
Things to See & Do
* Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
* Mayflower Archeological Reserve
* Garifuna Guilisi Museum
* Drums of my Father Monument
* Pen Cayetano Gallery
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 9,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501
Port Location – Boats dock at he main dock across from the River Front Café.
Travel Links – The small airport is served by Maya Island Air and Tropic Air several times daily, with flights heading north to Belize City and beyond, and south to Placencia and on to Punta Gorda.
Buses ply the main highway, with the same destinations.
Boats depart from the main dock across from the River Front Cafe to just about anywhere you're willing to pay to go, or with frequent service to Tobacco Caye, etc.