My last stop in Belize was a little town close to the border of Guatemala. To San Ignacio I took a bus from Dangriga to the capital Belmopan (6 BZD, 1:30h) and took another bus for an hour until I arrived at my destination. I decided to stay at the Hi-Et, where I had a room for myself for 25 BZD which had a nice balcony, where I spent some time reading. The bathroom was shared but just right next door.
I was recommended to go to more village like places where the Garifuna are the mayority. This combined with the Carribean coast sounded like a good combination. So Dangriga was the place to go. Just south of it is an even smaller village called Hopkins. I heard some contrary stories about it and skipped it in the end. I think for a day trip it’s not enough and it’s important to stay there and are willing to make contact to the people. Otherwise it might get boring.
Belize was calling! I had mixed feelings about this country due to different opinions of people I met. Most were positive however and described an african type experience, which is so different from the rest of central and south america. But maybe my own lack of knowing the african culture made me a bit nervous. Sooner or later I would pay a visit to some country in Africa and Belize would be a little preparation.