Welcome to Hopkins

Hopkins was founded in 1942 by people from Newtown, a nearby Garifuna settlement that was destroyed by a hurricane. The village is named for Frederick Charles Hopkins, a Catholic priest who (perhaps as a cautionary tale to future travelers) drowned in the waters here in 1923. These days there's a vibrant Garifuna population in Hopkins but also a growing North American expat community.

Hopkins stretches about 1.5 miles along the coast and is divided by the 4.5 mile sealed Hopkins Rd from the Southern Hwy into North Side and South Side.

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$90 Transfers & Ground Transport

Philip Goldson Airport to Hopkins Village Transfer

Enjoy a Sightseeing ground transfer from Philip Goldson International Airport to your hotel/Airbnb in Hopkins Village.Door to Door Transfer.Departing from Philip Goldson Airport, your driver will be showing you all the attractions on the way, feel free to ask your driver questions.On your way to Hopkins Village you'll pass by the capital city of Belize; Belmopan City and through the Mayan Mountains on Hummingbird Highway.Travel time is approximately 3 hours drive (110 miles).When arriving at the Belize International Airport, you will meet your driver immediately as you exit the arrivals terminal door after you clear customs. This will be outside the building. As soon as you exit, look for the driver with your name on a clipboard.

$395 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Discovery Lamanai Package

Day 1: Welcome to Belize Arrival reception and land transfer by our shuttle service to your hotel (Lamanai Landings Hotel & Marina) for two nights. Day 2: Lamanai Maya Temples & New River Safari (Meals: Breakfast / Lunch) After a delicious breakfast at Lamanai Landings, boat your riverboat and set out on the New River on your way to Lamanai.  While traversing the many creeks and lagoons, you may spot birdlife including hawks, kites and falcons. The river is lined with hardwood trees, orchids and bromeliads, and you might see dainty wading birds called jacanas lightly walking on lily pads while elusive crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight.At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Mayan for submerged crocodile) rise into view. Once at the site you'll tour the small museum which features many ancient relics and artifacts found at Lamanai.You'll then embark on a 1.5-mile (2.5km) jungle hike to visit the Temple of the Mask, one of the tallest Mayan pyramids; the stucco mask of the Sun God "Kinich Ahau"; an elaborate carved stela; and the Temple of the Jaguar Masks. These impressive sites appear to materialize out of the rainforest amid the chatter of birds and the haunting call of the howler monkeys.  Your guide will point out the Copal and Ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times. For the jungle hike you will need insect repellent and sturdy walking shoes.After your tour of the Lamanai temples, it’s time to head back down the river to the hotel after a long day. Day 3: Transfer to Belize City / Belize International Airport (Meals: Breakfast) After breakfast check out of your hotel and depart at 9:00am for Belize City where the tour ends with a drop-off at the Belize International Airport if you have an outbound flight, or Belize City at the Municipal Airport or Water Taxi Terminal if you have an onward connection to Ambergris Caye, Placencia or another destination within Belize.Extension nights at Ambergris Caye; Caye Caulker; Placencia; Hopkins or Cayo are also available (on request).

$145 Water Sports

Cave Tubing and Swim in the Inland Blue Hole

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productTime:Departs: 8:00 AMReturns: 4:00PMRT travel time: 4 hoursWe pick you up from an agreed location in Placencia, Hopkins or Dangriga.  This is ideal for those looking for a short day spent in the jungle.   It is an electrifying and rejuvenating adventure into the limestone carved Maya Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery as you go through the winding Hummingbird Highway.We do cave tubing first and it starts with a 10-minute walk through the jungle as you get an informative talk on cave archaeology and the geology of the Maya Mountains. You then get to spend about two hours inside the cave system. Enter the exciting world of rivers disappearing into the “underworld” as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to light your way.Enjoy floating past side windows that filter sunlight through the mist and the jungle as you swirl around stalagmites and stalactites looming from above and below. This mystic cave adventure takes you away from other sites that are crowded with cruise ship passengers. After lunch, we enjoy a relaxing swim in the inland blue hole cenote.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Barefoot Rental and Services, Placencia, Stann Creek

$95 Water Sports

Barrier Reef Snorkel- Half Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe pick you up from where ever you are staying in the village and transport you to our departure point-Sittee River Marina Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Get To Know Belize Adventures, Hopkins, Stann CreekDepart from the sittee river marina to the cayes- south water marine reserve for snorkeling Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Get To Know Belize Adventures, Hopkins, Stann Creek

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Dangriga Shuttle Transfer

Dangriga is the largest town in Southern Belize, and the spiritual capital of the country's Garifuna people. Despite sharing a similar ramshackle appearance and funky coastal vibe with Belize City, Dangriga doesn't have a big-city feel and is generally a safe place to explore. This is a proud, festive town, one that does its best to make the most of its vibrant Garifuna heritage, but apart from a handful of worthwhile cultural sights it's not a tourist hangout like Hopkins or Placencia – most travelers are either changing buses or getting a boat out to the central cays. Pickup & Drop Off to Dangriga From/to Hopkins

$80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Belize Kayak, Fishing & Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge, Hopkins, Stann CreekGuests starts the morning with a tranquil paddle through the freshwater lagoon while taking in the enchanting view while fishing along the way. With the fish caught the next stop is at Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge located on Over Johnson Island where we do some cultural cooking, have lunch and then return to drop-off.Duration: 4 hours