Proud of the past and the future.
The Garifuna are a proud people who keep their heritage alive today by continuing their traditions and sharing with visitors.
They’re known for their vibrant colors and delicious cultural cuisines. Did-you-know that the Garifuna also contributed a popular hypnotic drumbeat music, known as "Punta"? Experience the elation of these dances and ceremonies that's all available to you in southern Belize!
November 19th commemorates the arrival in 1823 of the Garifuna (descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people) and their contribution to the Belizean landscape. In 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna language, music and dance to be among the masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Discover this and other unique cultures of Belize!