Barranco Village

Barranco Village

Barranco Village:  Barranco Village is the only Garifuna village in the Toledo District.  Barranco is the southernmost coastal village in Belize. It is about 45 minutes by road, and 20 minutes by boat south of Punta Gorda Town. The population includes over 150 residents.

The village is situated on flat coastal land with a large variety of fruit trees including breadfruits, malay apple, golden plum, mango, and craboo scattered throughout the village. The diversity of fruit attract an equally diverse number of birds. The village has electricity and a community phone, one shop, one health center, a bar, a police station, a park, a school, and two churches.

Barranco offers fishing in dugout canoes and river tours through the Temash River Forest Reserve. Nights come alive with Garifuna drumming and dancing.  Barranco Village is the only municipality that has a House of Culture in the entire district. The House of Culture promotes the Garifuna Culture.  It is a must see when visiting Barranco

 

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