Dangriga (Belize)

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Dangriga cruise port

Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2022-05-29 02:49

min: 79 °F (25 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 80°F
26.4°C
Wind: 97°/ 2.3 m/s  Gust: 3.7 m/sWind: 97°/ 2.3 m/s  Gust: 3.7 m/sLight breeze
2.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
79 °F / 26 °C
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Dangriga (fka Stann Creek Town) is on Belize's Caribbean coast and at the North Stann Creek River's mouth. Dangriga is the Stann-Creek District's capital. The town has population around 10,000 and is considered Belize's "culture capital" (Garifuna people/Garinagu) and the gateway to Mayflower Bocawina National Park and Tobacco Caye and Royal Belize Island (private). The Park is accessed via Southern Highway (connecting Dangriga with Punta Gorda).

Dangriga (Belize) cruise port

As cruise port, Dangriga was included in the 2021 schedule of the company UnCruise Adventures. Next table shows the 7-night "Belize and Guatemala Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Cultures Cruise" itinerary leaving roundtrip from Belize's capital and operated by the ship Safari Voyager. Prices started from USD 5600 per person with double occupancy.

DaysPorts
Day 1Departing from Belize City
Day 2Belize Barrier Reef (Ranguana Caye, Laughing Bird Caye)
Day 3Puerto Barrios, Guatemala (Las Escobas Rainforest, Tapon Creek Nature Reserve)
Day 4Livingston, Guatemala (Rio Sarstun, Rio Dulce)
Day 5Punta Gorda, Belize (Mayan ruins, snorkeling)
Day 6Placencia, Belize (Paynes Creek NP, Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, Monkey River), Lime Caye
Day 7Dangriga, Belize (Mayflower Bocawina NP)
Day 8Arriving in Belize City

The 2001-established Mayflower Bocawina NP has land area approx 28 km2 (11 mi2) covered with dense tropical forests and is home to ~240 bird species (including motmots, parrots, toucans) and unique wildlife (jaguars, tapirs, howler monkeys, anteaters). Mayflower Bocawina is best-known for the Mayan ruins at Mayflower Archaeological Reserve (the temples Mayflower, Maintzunun, T'au Witz) and its three scenic waterfalls.

Dangriga Airport (aka Pelican Beach Airstrip) serves only domestic flights (by two airlines - Maya Island Air, and Tropic Air) linking to Belize City, Placencia, and Punta Gorda (Toledo District). Private planes are also allowed to land.

From Dangriga are accessed Tobacco Caye (approx 16 km / 10 mi to the east) and Royal Belize Island (approx 15 km / 9 mi to the southeast). Tobacco Caye is approx 16 km / 10 mi (to the east) with land area approx 3 acres/1,2 hectares, egg-shaped, with dimensions 240x125 m (790x410 ft) and permanent population around 20. Tobacco Caye has 5x lodges for tourists. Royal Belize is a private island resort (land area 7,5 acres / 3 hectares) part of South Water Caye Marine Reserve (1996-established). Royal Belize (managed by the company Muy'Ono Resorts Belize) is best-known as the country's only privately-owned island that can be rented entirely (max capacity 10 guests plus 7 service staff/full-time). For tourists, there are 3x luxury villas (contemporary-designed and furnished, fully air-conditioned) with total 5x bedrooms.

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