Stann Creek is a coastal district in the south of Belize. It has many
rivers and is at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. It has moderate seasonal rainfall
and has been highly developed for the production of citrus and banana
products. Its terrain ranges from coastal savanna to rocky foothills.
The Stann Creek District has recently blossomed due to the upgrade of roads
leading to the south of the country. The agricultural development has been
mostly of a corporate nature with three large companies producing the
majority of the citrus.
The residents of Stann Creek are mostly the Garifuna, who are the
descendants of Carib Indians and African Slaves that migrated to Belize and
other Mainland Countries from St. Vincent and other Carribean Islands.
Dangriga is about a two hour drive from Belize City by means of the Coastal Road. The road is red clay earth so it tends to have a washboard effect. If you are coming from the west, it is also a two hour drive on the Hummingbird Highway. This road is much smoother and provides an excellent scenic view.
There are also scheduled daily flight on Tropic Air and Maya Airways. This trip is about 20 minutes and costs about US$120.00 roundtrip.