Belize Culinary and Culture Tours
Belize is a small country with a small population (around 360,000 people) but is one of the most diverse melting pot societies on the planet. The best evidence of the rich heritage of different cultures in Belize is the fantastic variety of culinary influences in the country.
Barefoot Services’ Culinary and Culture Tours are a great way to experience the many different cultures in the country as well as trying a mouth watering array of delicious foods. Sample dishes with African, British, Caribbean, Chinese, Garifuna, Indian, and even American influences that sing with flavor and personality. Whether it’s Garifuna dishes like hudut (a fish stew made with coconut), old-world classics like hot cross buns, or the staple Caribbean goodness of chicken, beans, and rice, there’s something for every palate in Belize.
One of the most interesting cultures in Belize is the Garifuna people. When enslaved Africans were brought to the Caribbean, they intermarried with indigenous islanders. Now recognized by the United Nations for their unique contribution to the oral and intangible history of humanity, the Garifuna have preserved their unique foods, dance, language, and music.
Other popular culture tours offered by Barefoot Rentals and Services include the chocolate and spice tour. Watch as cacao beans get transformed into the world’s most popular dessert and tour family-run businesses that harvest the savory herbs and spices that add unique Belizean flavor to the cuisine. And for individuals who love their food spicy, no visit to Belize would be complete without a tour of Marie Sharp’s hot sauce factory. Still a small, family-run affair, Marie Sharp exports her award-winning sauces to more than two dozen countries around the world.
This year is truly a fantastic time to visit Belize. Major airlines like Southwest, American, Delta, WestJet, and United now compete for this popular market with direct flights from most major cities in the United States and Canada.
Once you’re in the country, Barefoot Rentals & Services can arrange all the details for the perfect vacation. Whether you need to rent a vehicle or want to sample the appetizing variety of foods in the country, Barefoot has got you covered. Barefoot Rentals and Services has a modern, well-maintained fleet of vehicles for rent, including golf carts, motorbikes, scooters, and cars to let you explore the country at your own pace.
Barefoot Rentals & Services also can arrange for ground transportation to and from anywhere in the region as well as booking tours to see the best attractions in the country. Barefoot Services can also arrange for accommodations at the finest hotels, lodges, and resorts in the Placencia area of Belize.