Stann Creek District
90 miles from Belize City by land and 36 miles by sea
The Stann Creek district, located 90 miles from Belize City by land and 36 miles by sea, can also be accessed via the Manatee Highway, located at Milepost 30.5 on the Western Highway (less than two miles past the Belize Zoo turnoff).
The Manatee Highway or Coastal Highway as it is also known is currently being widened, raised and paved. It is a 4 year project that was started in 2020. Once complete it will reduce the travel time to the costal Towns in Stann Creek by an hour.
With a population of just over twenty-five thousand, the Stann Creek district contains diverse tourist experiences.
Visitors and locals love to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and inviting offshore Cayes of Placencia, rugged Maya Mountains, and the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve lush jungles.
Besides the physical features that make the district unique, there is also the Garifuna art, music, cuisine, culture, and in certain areas, Maya Culture.
The district includes the port of Big Creek (the main port of Belize’s banana industry), the peninsula and village of Placencia, the villages of Independence, Mango Creek, and Mullins River, and the Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Sittee River.