The five sisters revived the art of the Tucatec Maya as well as worked to maintain the culture, tradition, and language of the Belize Maya. The stones collected are locked in sheds and buried in the ground until it comes time to carve them.
The beachfront reggae bars, the colorful pensions and a wide beach area attract tourists from the Placencia community. Located at the end of the 16 miles (28 kilometers) of the Placencia peninsula, this is the liveliest destination in the region. It offers restaurants, shops, nightlife, accommodation and tourist services.
After Belize City, Dangriga is the largest coastal town in Belize. With 12,500 inhabitants, it is a busy shopping center, where surrounding residents come to buy food, tools and other necessities. Dangriga does not really offer much with regard to tourism services, but curious travelers who are wandering the busy streets can interact with the locals and have a true vision of everyday life on the coast of Belize.
Gulisi Garifuna Museum
On November 18, 2004, the Gulisi Garifuna Museum opened to the public, finally offering a place to locals and tourists alike to learn about the Garifuna culture, which is prevalent to this day in the southern Belize town of Dangriga. Named for a Garifuna heroine who founded Punta Negra in the Toledo District, this museum is a must for anyone interested in local culture and history.
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