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Experience the Varied Cultures of Belize
Hamanasi Resort offers Immersive Adventures
HOPKINS VILLAGE, Belize — Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, an award-winning boutique eco-resort in Belize allows guests to experience the diverse cultures of Belize. Garifuna Culture of Belize. Many cultures make up the population of Belize including Chinese, Maya, Creole, East Indian and Mennonite. Hamanasi honors the culture and diversity of the local people and encourage guests to learn and experience as much as they want during their stay at the Resort. This could include a tour or participating in a local festival or celebration
Hopkins, the closest settlement to Hamanasi, is a traditional Garifuna fishing village. Although commonly referred to as Garifuna, the people are actually known as Garinagu, while the language and the culture is Garifuna. The Garinagu are descendants of Carib Indians and Africans, and continue many of their ancestral customs such as fishing in dugout dories, harvesting cassava and basket weaving. How the Garinangu came to Belize is an epic story spanning continents and the seas, beginning nearly 500 years ago in the 17th Century on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
Today, guests of Hamanasi can do an excursion that includes dressing in the traditional clothing of the Garinagu while taking a cooking class to create authentic dishes. Hudut which is made of mashed plantains called “fu fu” and a coconut fish stew are popular dishes guests learn to cook. Tour a Garifuna gallery to view artifacts; learn to drum, dance and sing to the pulsating rhythm of the Garingaus’ drums with these friendly, indigenous people! This tour gives visitors a broad introduction to the culture, history and traditions of the unique Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins.
Another opportunity to learn about local culture is a half-day chocolate tour. This starts with the cacao tree and ends with a Mayan chocolate bar to enjoy. A local farmer talks about the history of his organic cacao farm where guests taste the cacao beans from the tree, then learn to make chocolate on traditional grinding stones as the ancient Maya did.
For more information about Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, please visit www.hamanasi.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-552-3483. You can also follow Hamanasi on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HamanasiResort.
About Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort is nestled between sandy beaches and lush rainforest on Belize’s central coast, just outside a traditional Garifuna village off the major tourism route. The boutique resort embodies casual elegance with displays of Belizean hardwood furniture, locally crafted art, fresh Caribbean fusion cuisine, and a warm, welcoming staff. Customer service is a high priority at Hamanasi; employees undergo an extensive training program and share a true sense of pride and ownership in the resort.