Stann Creek District

The south has become a popular destination for visitors, especially the road-bound tourist who wants to rent a vehicle and explore. The highway which connects southern Belize to the rest of the country has undergone a total transition, with millions of dollars expended to upgrade and rebuild this vital country link and was well upgraded again in 2016.

Connecting to any of the southern destinations from either the capital Belmopan or the commercial center Belize City is a beautiful scenic ride on the Hummingbird and Southern Highways. This region is easily accessible by daily commuter flights to Dangriga and nearby Independence.

Stann Creek District, Belize

The Stann Creek district, located 90 miles from Belize City by land and 36 miles by sea, can also be accessed through the Manatee Highway which is located at Milepost 30.5 on the Western Highway (less than two miles past the Belize Zoo turnoff). The Manatee Highway, although not paved, is an easy ride in the dry season and it connects up with Hummingbird Highway seven miles from the entrance to Dangriga, the main town in the Stann Creek District.

The Manatee Highway also provides road access to two interesting Creole villages, one of which has become a popular tourist destination – Gales Point Manatee, which is geographically placed as the southernmost village in the Belize District. Daily regular bus service is also available and reliable. For faster travel, visitors can take a local airline to reach the Stann Creek District as both the main town Dangriga and the resort peninsula of Placencia both have an airstrip. The plane ride is 20 minutes from Belize City to Dangriga. There is currently no regular water taxi or boat service from Belize City to Stann Creek.

Stann Creek District, Belize

Stann Creek, with a population of just over twenty-five thousand, contains diverse tourist experiences: the beautiful white sandy beaches of Placencia (and inviting offshore cayes), rugged Maya Mountains, the lush jungles of the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve, and both the Garifuna art, music, cuisine and culture and, in certain areas, Maya Culture. The Stann Creek district is also a major banana, citrus and other fruit-producing region, and in recent years improvements have been made to the deep water port at Big Creek. The Big Creek Port is an important transshipment point for bananas, mangoes and citrus and other agricultural products to Britain and the European continent.

Below you can find some of the recommendation in the region of Stann Creek district: