Find vacation rentals and condo rentals in Stann Creek District, Belize. Stann Creek is the second largest district within Belize, and is located along the Southern East coast. The capital town is Dangriga (formerly known as Stann Creek Town). The population of this region is quite large, with over 25,000 residents. Within the district is the Port of Big Creek, which is the main port for Belize’s banana industry, as well as Placenia, a peninsula and popular tourist village.
There are many activities and adventures to embark on in Stann Creek. Along the coast, there are various small towns and fishing villages to explore. These often include a local look into the culture of Belize. As well, you can gain access to the Belize Barrier Reef from here or the many enticing offshore caves. When heading in-land, the Mayan ruins are popular to explore as well. The Maya Mountains include Victoria Peak – the highest point in Belize at 1,120 meters above sea level. Some other key attractions in Stann Creek District include the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Garifuna village of Hopkins, and the Kanantik Reef and Jungle resort (which won acclaim from Architecture Digest for its construction and architecture).
Dangiga, the capital, is known to be the cultural capital of the country, which includes exotic Garifuna art, food, music and culture. The people are extremely friendly and excited to share their lifestyles and accommodations with you. Every year on November 18th, is an all-night party to celebrate the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize (which occurred on November 19th 1823). The people were able to successfully resist being enslaved and deported at the time. There is often a re-enactment of the canoe arrival, as well as much drumming, dancing and music.
To explore everything that Stann Creek has to offer, you’ll like need to find accommodations and lodging for at least a few nights. Vacation rentals and condo rentals can often be found directly from the owners of villas and beach-side apartments and will be well-worth the visit.
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