A Cultural and Rich Holiday with The Belize Collection

by Vivian Roe
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Travel is all about broadening the mind. And a significant part of travel and visiting any destination is experiencing the culture. So whether your next Belize vacation includes the beach or the jungle, why not make the trip more fulfilling by soaking up the country’s unique culture? Belizeans are notoriously proud of their culture and heritage. Even better, they are keen to share it. And in a bid to ensure traditions live on, a number of local hoteliers have woven cultural immersion experiences into their Belize holiday offerings.

Fresh coconut, please! Image courtesy Jaguar Reef Lodge/Monica Gallardo Photography


For those travelers seeking a culturally rich holiday, one noteworthy option to consider is the Cultural Immersion Experience by The Belize Collection.

Getting exposed to local culture is enriching and shows us a world beyond ourselves. This experience help you see Belize in a different way…in a way that leaves a lasting impression on you and a positive impact on those places after you leave

More about what you get with this Cultural Experience


This all-encompassing package was created to immerse you in not one but two of Belize’s diverse cultures. It includes two nights at one of the collections beachfront hotels, followed by three nights in the jungle. A range of properties are available to choose from. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Moreover, the team make sure to showcase the best local ingredients within each meal. And even get you to try your hand in the kitchen with a Mayan cooking class. In addition, local beer and rum drinks are included.

The package also includes some amazing culturally rich experiences. Here is a bit more about them.

A Farmer’s Market, The Art Box and Chocolate Stop


This tour takes you to the local market in the capital. Here, the local community come to life over a special blend of trade and socializing. Then, head to the Art Box. This shop specializes in sourcing the most beautiful local crafts and souvenirs. Finally, you’ll stop in where local chocolate, coffee and ice cream is made. Of course, you cannot leave without trying a few!

Garifuna Culture Immersion and Beach Day


Jankunu in traditional dress. Image courtesy Jaguar Reef Lodge/Tony Rath Photography

The Garifuna are one of the oldest cultures in Belize and Hopkins village is testimony to this magnificent and rich culture today. On this adventure, you’ll meet Uwanie Martinez, a local Garifuna woman and her family. Here, you’ll experience this unique culture first-hand, learning about the language, food, music spiritual beliefs and religious beliefs. However, the best bit is the drum lesson with one of Belize’s best drummer.

For more information or to book this package, visit the Belize Collection website. Header image and all others not captioned courtesy Jaguar Reef Lodge/The Belize Collection.

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