Stann Creek

Stann Creek District is a district in the south east region of Belize. According to the 2010 census, the district had a population of 32,166 people. Its capital is the city of Dangriga, formerly known as “Stann Creek Town.” Stann comes from “stanns,” or safe havens used by colonialists coming from the “old world” to the “new world.”

Bordering the Belize District to the north, Cayo to the west and Toledo to the south, the Stann Creek District comprises the coastal towns of Dangriga, Hopkins and Placencia, some of Belize’s least-visited cays and the amazing inland protected areas and jungle sanctuaries west of the Southern Hwy.