The Creole – “Kriol”

Creole

From its language to its food, the Creole culture is an infectious one!

Its origins date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s…

The Creole (or “Kriol”) culture remains a staple culture of Belize. Its origins date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s, when the then British Settlers and the African slaves gave birth to the “Creole” population. 

Creole is a unique and adaptive culture which has evolved to include a mixture of other native cultures, such as the Mestizo.

The food is a blend of different cultures! Popular Creole dishes are universally enjoyed throughout Belize, these include: “Rice and Beans, Stew Chicken and Salad”, and also “Boil Up”.

With earlier concentrations of the Creole, primarily in Belize City, the culture began developing a specific dialect. The Creole Language is best described as a broken English dialect that is understood and spoken by all cultures in Belize.

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

Get to know our feathered friends.

Over 500 species of feathered friends call Belize home from time to time. Some of the best places to see migrant and resident water birds are Crooked Tree and the seashores of Belize.

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Discover what's happening beneath...

Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, our knowledgeable local guides will help you explore the kaleidoscope of colors found in hard and soft corals, sponges, and over 500 species of fish and marine...

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Explore the mysteries of the underworld...

We have thousands of caves in Belize. They range from easy walks to challenging hikes that can often turn into squeezes, crawls, climbs, rappels and swims. Choose your cave accordingly.

In most caves,...

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

San Ignacio Market

If you want to get a feel for how the locals shop, check out the San Ignacio Market on a Saturday. Local farmers sell fruits and vegetables and vendors offer crafts, clothing and household goods. It’s...

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Bacalar Chico

Discover Bacalar Chico, an established reserve since 1996, which forms one (1) of seven (7) reserve zones  that make up Belize’s World Heritage Site. There are plenty of activities for the adventurous...

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Corozal House of Culture

Just off the Corozal Bay, the House of Culture is housed in what was once the community center point of Corozal Town. 

Corozal House of Culture, with its signature clock tower, was originally built...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

8 Insane (but true) things about Belize

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4 Travel Rules You Need to Break

The old adage goes rules were meant to be broken, and in the case of traveling to Belize, all general travel rules go out the window. While rules do make things easier and can lead to smoother travel,...

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Ah, Belize. The country of known beaches and hundreds of cayes, islands and of course, the world-renowned barrier reef. For those fellow travelers who wished they could enjoy the underwater marvels...

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Events

Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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Mango Fest 2019

Mango Festival 2019 | Celebrate the fruit in all its forms

Diced, sliced, on a stick, or straight off the tree, there are so many ways to devour the (unofficial) fruit of Belize: Mango! You know us for throwing nutty festivals, sweet festivals, and fishy ones...

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. La Ruta Maya partic...

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