Garifuna Cooking Class

Note: The safety of our guests and community is our top priority! Due to necessary COVID safety precautions and Belize government restrictions this tour currently is not conducted. We are working on a plan to offer this tour safely in the future. If you are interested in this tour during your stay at Hamanasi, please inquire with our reservations staff for the most up to date information.

UNESCO recognized the Garifuna Culture as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. This designation means that it is an important culture that should be preserved, promoted, and celebrated. On this excursion you will be immersed in a full Garifuna cultural experience – from dressing in the traditional clothing of the Garinagu to discovering their ethnic cuisine through a cooking lesson. Hudut, comprised of green and ripe mashed plantains call “fu fu” and a coconut fish stew, is the popular dish you learn to cook.
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While your food is cooking, you will tour a Garifuna gallery and your host will describe some of the Garifuna artifacts that have been collected throughout the years. Additionally, you will be mesmerized by the pulsating rhythm of Garinagus’ drums. Be one with Belize while learning how to drum, dance and sing with friendly and professional indigenous people! This tour will give you a broad introduction to the culture, history and traditions of the unique Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins!

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  • Price Price: US $125
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 2
  • Depart Depart: 9:30 am
  • Return Return: 1:30 pm

Includes:

  • Lunch

  • Juice

  • Water

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Insect Repellent

  • Money for shopping

  • Friendly smile


Other Information:

This tour is not included in our packages – package but may be booked at the listed cost.

Also includes coconut water and drumming lessons.

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[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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Hamanasi helped introduce my family to the Garifuna & Maya people of Belize. Everything is so close – the mountains, caves, waterfalls, animals, ruins – this is such a peaceful country with rich culture and a people that cares about the environment. What a hidden gem! Thank you!

“Golden was an excellent guide for birding, we saw a wide variety of birds”

Wonderful stay, beautiful surroundings. The staff was unfailingly friendly and accommodating. Adventures were great and well organized!

Wonderful warm staff, excellent guides, variety of inland tours, very comfortable rooms

We appreciate that Hamanasi is able to provide exceptional experience for visitors while working to maintain the wonder of Belize.

This is my 6th Belize dive adventure in the past 18 years and my best ALL around experience.

Just keep doing what you’re doing… The Mayan tour history was incredible; the guide was extremely knowledgeable and profoundly connected to his heritage.

Room beautifully decorated and clean! The entire staff was extremely helpful & courteous. Food was the best! Tour guides extremely knowledgeable!

Overall, great experience! Staff made you feel extremely welcome and tended to your every need. Tours gave you a taste of Belize and the resort gave you a taste of heaven!

I’ve been to quite a few dive resorts. Hamanasi is hands down, the best so far. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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