Top things to do in Hopkins

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Driftwood Beach Bar

Ever-popular Driftwood has moved closer to the center of the village but still has a great beachfront location, Hopkins' best drumming nights and pizza (from BZ$16) and tacos (BZ$10). This is a popular social hub an…
Cafe in Hopkins

Thongs Cafe

This cute Caribbean-meets-Euro-style cafe is a cool spot for breakfast or a light lunch of salad, wraps and specials such as quesadillas or meatballs. Smoothies are good – if you're detoxing try the Green Fusion wit…
Arts & Crafts in Hopkins

Garimaya Gift Shop & Gallery

This excellent gallery and craft display is a one-stop shop for arts, crafts and souvenirs from the local area and all over Belize. Fabulous displays of wood carving, paintings, jewelry, textiles, drums and products…
Live Music in Hopkins


This drumming center is one of the coolest spots in Hopkins to be on any given evening from about 7pm, when local Garifuna drummer Jabbar Lambey hosts drum-ins for friends, students and travelers alike. Drop in duri…
Bar in Hopkins


The small bar at this local beachfront place is one of the best spots in the village to meet expats and visitors. It serves light snacks, such as burgers and nachos, and there's a minigolf course out front.
Belizean in Hopkins


Gecko's gets ticks for cheap tacos; vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes; an interesting range of specials and a breezy open-air dining space and bar just north of the main intersection.
International in Hopkins

Jalapeno's BBQ & Grill

In a prime corner position on Hopkin's main intersection, Jalapeno's does things a little differently, specializing in fluffy crepes (from BZ$5 plus fillings) and weekend specials of smoked brisket and pork ribs. Th…
International in Hopkins

Peer's Place

Peer's Place has a European flair with fresh seafood dishes, pasta, schnitzels, pork chops and some intriguing desserts such as chocolate chili cake. A good option for a relaxed but ambient dinner on the breezy open…
Garifuna in Hopkins

Sandy Beach Bar & Restaurant

The ladies of the Sandy Beach Women's Cooperative serve up daily Garifuna specials such as hudut (a creamy fish stew served with mashed plantain), stew chicken, and rice and beans. It's also a cool beachfront bar.
Teahouse in Hopkins

Herbal Healer Tea Bar

With 22 types of homegrown tea, smoothies, juices and even homemade wine (tea and drinks BZ$4 to BZ$12), this is a zen place to nurse a cuppa. There's a gift shop with herbal remedies and an organic garden out the b…