Destinations in southern Belize have become increasingly popular among many tourists primarily because of the new highways that connect these same destinations with the rest of the country. It also helps that the scenery that you go through while you are on your way from Belmopan or from Belize City is magnificent to behold. In return, the relatively rural destinations of southern Belize have become more accommodating of tourists.
The Stann Creek District in southern Belize may now be easily reached via the Manatee Highway, which is located at Milepost 30.5 at the Western Highway. One of the major openings in this highway is the entrance to Dangriga, one of the major population areas in Stann Creek District . Stann Creek is mainly a coastal district of only about 25,000 people. It is located about 90 miles by lang from Belize City and only 36 miles via sea, which is why a lot of tourists still prefer to take boats and ships instead of taking a road trip through the major highways. Stann Creek is home to the port of Big Creek, a major exporter of bananas and other agricultural products to the rest of the country.
Rivers ply the district while its position at the foot of Mayan mountains make it a good starting point for any adventurer interested in Belizean history. Furthermore, visiting Dangriga is a must, for it is often claimed to be the cultural capital of the country. Creole villages thrive in the southern part of the nation, something to experience before you get home.
If you are into the beaches, you should also not forget about Placencia , which is home toa great number of beaches, bars, and restaurants. It’s no major party place, but if you are into good food and excellent accommodation, Placencia is the place to be. Overall, the southern Belize is a nice place to visit if you want to go around the country–and if you are already heading south, don’t forget Stann Creek .
Speaking Adventure believes this is one of those places that are MUST VISIT in ones life time. Don’t pass that opportunity up when it comes.