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Culinary & Culture Tours

Belize Culinary and Culturе Tours are definitely among Belize’s most valuable assets, its diverse people, and its local cuisines. Experience first-hand these two unique treasures of our beautiful country. After all, Belize is extremely popular for its rich cultural heritage.

Take this journey and let us awake some unexplored taste buds and amaze you with a mix of people you’ve never seen before. Truly some fun and exciting experiences for all.

Belize Culture

In the early stages of the Spanish conquest, the indigenous people of Belize were not separated into ethnic groups. As a result, their culture was influenced by both the Maya and Carib ethnic groups. These influences can be seen in Belizean traditions such as Mayan-style pyramids and Kriol language. Today, many Belizeans identify themselves as Mestizo or Maya-Kriol. However, there continue to be tensions between these groups. In addition to cultural differences, there are also economic disparities between the different groups. For example, Maya-Kriol are often employed in tourism-related industries, while Mestizos tend to work in the agricultural and service industries. Despite these differences, all Belizeans share a love for traditional foods and tropical weather.

Belize Culinary & Food

When traveling to Belize, you’re sure to want to eat local Belizean food. While many Belizean dishes are based on the Caribbean and Central American cuisine, others are distinctly Belizean. The most popular Belizean foods include chicken in a green sauce (called Cumin Chicken), tamale, rice and beans, and fish tacos. One of the best places to eat Belizean food is the local markets. In addition to the standard produce, meat, and seafood found at most markets, there are also stands selling Belizean favorites like tamales, rice and beans, and cumin chicken. It’s always fun to try different variations of these classics – both for their taste and for the experience of dining in a local market. Another way to experience Belizean cuisine is by eating at a restaurant in one of the country’s towns or cities. You can find restaurants specializing in traditional Belizean foods throughout the country. Some of these restaurants serve only lunch or dinner; others have full-service restaurants that serve breakfast, brunch, and lunch or dinner daily. Usually, you can get an idea of what’s on the menu from their signs or from asking around when you arrive. Finally, if there are any locally-produced items that you want to try while in Belize, be sure to look for them at


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T10 – Che’il Chocolate Making+ Chocolate Belize Tours

Chocolate Belize Tours Description It’s “Maya madness” on this tour that takes you to two great Maya adventures. First up is Ch’eil Mayan Products, an organic cacao farmer and chocolate maker located in the heart of the Maya area of Belize. Belize’s cacao is internationally regarded as some of the best in the world, and it goes into making some of the finest chocolate you will ever taste. Let the owners of Che’il, Julio Saqui and his wife, show you […]

T15B – Nim Li Punit & Maya Living Experience

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T15C Maya Living Experience and Nim Li Punit

Maya Living Experience Description ***   TOUR RESERVATION POLICY: – To confirm any reservation, a valid Master Card, Visa or AMEX credit card is required at booking. – 50% deposit is collected. – Remaining payment is due 7 days prior to service begin date. –  For services that are required within 7 days, full payment is required at booking. – Barefoot Services reserves the right to collect reservation deposit at any time.     *** TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:    – 75% of […]

T5A – Hopkins Garifuna Cultural Experience

The Garifuna people make up just four percent of Belize’s population, but they are one of the country’s most iconic cultures. An Afro-Caribbean people, the Garifuna are renowned for their traditional drumming, iconic foods, and music. Participants will enjoy authentic, home-cooked Garifuna foods while enjoying a live performance of traditional Garifuna drumming. An introductory Garifuna drumming lesson is also included. Additional Info: All our prices are listed in USD and are exclusive of 12.5% sales tax This is a full […]

T5C – Dangriga Cultural Tour

Dangriga is off the beaten path and off most tourist maps of Belize. Exploring this quiet, friendly town is the perfect way to immerse yourself in an authentic Belizean experience. We begin with a trip to Marie Sharp’s hot sauce factory. This world-famous condiment is served with pride in 22 countries and almost every table in Belize. Learn about how Marie got started and how she makes that spicy magic every day. Next stop is the Gulisi Garifuna Museum, where […]