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Stann Creek

district of Belize

10km

16.8667-88.2167

Hopkins (Belize)

Garifuna village

12km

16.8667-88.2833

Tobacco Caye

island in Belize

18km

16.8983-88.0619

Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

43km

16.593889-88.366667

Placencia

Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

51km

16.51-88.37

Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

112km

16.1-88.8

Corozal Town

city in Belize

152km

18.392972-88.388486

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla GutiƩrrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

469km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

45km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

55km

17.33333333-87.86666667

Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

55km

17.488032-88.189813

Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

55km

17.48833333-88.18666667

St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

55km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

56km

17.493477-88.186068

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

56km

16.7162-88.6608

Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

84km

17.31527778-87.53444444

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

84km

17.31555556-87.53444444

Altun Ha

archaeological site

85km

17.76395-88.347061

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

96km

17.7525-88.65444444

Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

97km

17.1457-89.0741

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

98km

17.869-88.003

Bullet Tree Falls

101km

17.168-89.111

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

102km

16.76388889-89.1175

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

103km

17.089059-89.141427

Lubaantun

human settlement

110km

16.28165-88.95945

Moho River

river in Belize

119km

16.05984-88.85193

we will see

Dangriga

Belize
Dangringa is a funky Garifuna town in Stann Creek, Belize. It looks a bit rough around the edges, but is home to some of the friendliest people you're likely to meet. If exploring Belize in any depth you're likely to come through here at least once en route to the south or to the southern cayes... spend a night if you've got the time.

Personal note

If you like hot sauce, here is the home of Marie Sharp's hot sauce.

To get to Tobacco Caye via Riverside Cafe here (US$15) show up at 9am for the 45 minute ride. Hopkins, a tiny fishing village off the beaten track is also nearby.

Whale sharks are best seen during the the ten day period of the full moon between March and June in Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Park.

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