Located off the same turnoff, we visited the Lodge at Chaa Creek. But the reason for our trip was to visit the Natural History Museum and the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm which are located on the property. We opted for the unguided tours. The History Museum is only 2 rooms but provides a comprehensive look at the history and geography of Belize. Next, we moved on to the Butterfly Exhibit. Here hundreds of the gorgeous, iridescent Blue Morphos can be observed in every stage of their development. There is also a Rainforest Medicine Trail on the property which we bypassed, deciding on lunch and a cocktail at the resort instead.
Our last day in Belize we decided to take the 2-hour drive along the beautiful Hummingbird Hwy. to
Located behind the Dangriga Central Market, we found the palapa which is the workplace of drum
|Preschool next to the museum.|
was able to open up the museum which was closed on our arrival. The museum provides an opportunity to learn more about the extensive history of the Garifuna people. While the regular guide was not available, the woman who opened the museum for us was knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and share stories.
Another great trip to Belize, but we'll be back!
|Alan and I with Pen Cayetano behind the gallery|
|The surprising underside of the Blue Morpho.|