Things to Do

Garifuna Settlement Day Belize Festival

Garifuna Settlement Day Story
On November 19th the celebrations commence to mark the arrival of the first Garifuna to Belize in 1832. The festivaL marks the arrival of the Garifuna people to Dangriga. A mixture of African music and religion with native Carib language and traditions blends into a vibrant, tasty, stimulating experience.

Two small boats loaded with Garifuna people carriying branches
Three Garifuna partiers in hats.
Small boat filled with colorfully dressed people holding plants, arms raised in
Military marchers, some dressed in uniforms and some dressed in shorts and tee s

Activities in Dangriga Belize

Dangriga, Belize offers many wonderful activities. Tour Mayan ruins, cave tubing adventures, visiting the Belize Zoo and Jaguar Sanctuary, bird watching, walking nature trails, island hopping, snorkeling and scuba diving, hiking the waterfalls, and exploring the worlds' second largest barrier reef are just a sample of the fun and exciting tourist attractions in Belize.

Ariel view of island with the best snorkeling vacation
Palm trees and sand
Looking out of underwater cave to the light
Dolphins underwater
Three rays from the top
Green/blue eel peeking out from green/blue rock
Sea turtle swimming directly toward camera
Whale shark from the side
Lone tree on beach by ocean with a nest
Osprey on a branch with a fish in his talon

Our Dream | Mopan Mayan Family in Belize

Yan in numul meaning "I have a dream" We at Quichpan Luum have many dreams. Our biggest dream is that one day Na Luum Ca Mayan Village of Belize will teach, and our people will learn to read and write in the Mopan Mayan language. There is many people speaking the Mayan language but most people can not read nor write the Mayan language.

But I have a dream that one day there will be a school in Na Luum Ca that teaches the Mayan language. I think it is very important for someone to be educated in their own native language, in order to preserve their native culture and heritage.

Mopan mayan man
Three plywood structures with children playing in the yard in front
Wood leaning against  a thatched house, drying
Small solar collector on a stake in front of a thatched roof
Two Mayan women doing laundry in a river

Mayan Homestay Activities

On your Bellize adventure, while staying with our family, you can learn the Mopan Mayan language, tour the rainforest, learn medicinal herbs, skills, culture, traditions. So what is the herb class schedule? It flows naturally throughout the days that you visit, as with all life learning.

One young and one white haired Mopan Mayan women sitting on dirt floor by earthe
Neatly stacked husks of corn herb class schedule
Neatly stacked husks of corn herb class schedule
Tightly woven, symetrical basket with fitted top
mayan brothers showing a home made solar dryer filled with hot peppers
bead loop bracelet of various designs