Be sure to save time to stop by Marie Sharp’s Store (in Dangriga, a few blocks north of Stann Creek Bridge, tel. 501/522-2370, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.) to stock up on the area’s famous hot sauce and other products; purchase hot sauce for a tiny fraction of the normal retail price.
Better yet, make the trip to Marie Sharp’s Factory (tel. 501/520-2087, www.mariesharps-bz.com), where you’ll be offered a free tour of the farm and factory. This is a true Belizean success story: The factory sits on a 400-acre estate.
To find it, drive west on the Hummingbird Highway from Dangriga about eight miles and turn right after you cross a bridge and see the White Swan on your left.
© Joshua Berman and Avalon Travel from Moon Belize, 9th Edition