Hopkins, Belize is a coastal village nestled next to the Caribbean Sea, overlooked by the Maya Mountains towering to the west. Come stay at one of our Hopkins vacation rentals and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing beach getaway in what is known as the friendliest village in the country!
While you're here in one of our Belize vacation rentals, you will have all sorts of amazing adventures nearby, whether you prefer to sunbathe on the beach, snorkel around the gorgeous water, sample the local flavors, or take excursions around the diverse landscape of this beautiful country.
Hopkins is a Garifuna village that has recently been discovered by travelers as a wonderful place to visit. In town, you will find a rich culture that is evident in the local cuisine, festivals, residents, and much more. This small city sits on the central coast, about an hour drive north of the lovely Placencia Village and other towns on the scenic Placencia Peninsula. The Sittee River flows just to the south of the village, and to the west are the Maya Mountains and the protected jungles of inland Belize. In town you can sample the local cuisine, enjoy a cold drink on the long stretch of beach, and stroll around striking up conversations with the friendly locals, who just might teach you a few words in the Garifuna language or point you toward a cultural music performance.
While you're staying at one of our Hopkins vacation rentals you will be surrounded by natural beauty in every direction - so whether you want to venture out to sea or turn your path inland, you will find a huge variety of exciting activities. With such easy access to the Caribbean Sea and all its wonders, you can take advantage of opportunities ranging from fishing to diving to visits to an offshore sinkhole called the Great Blue Hole. The calm waters of the bay are perfect for kayaking and windsurfing, and you can book a boat tour to explore some offshore islands that dot the coastline. Visitors love to take guided tours to explore the jungles, trek around some Mayan ruins, and check out the nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which features a large population of jaguars. Whether you're looking forward to working up a sweat on an intense mountain hike, doing some leisurely birdwatching, or taking a zipline ride that will leave your adrenaline pumping, there is something for everyone here.
If you're feeling up for some real adventure but don't know where to start, you can find many local tour companies that offer trips complete with guides, transportation, and more. You can find tour groups right in town - just look for signs! Ask around, and you will learn that Bocawina Adventures offers various options, including a ride on the longest zipline in Central America! Hopkins Underwater Adventures welcomes divers and snorkelers of all experience levels, as well as classes, and Sea Dreams Charters has fishing and boat charters. With many businesses renting bicycles, boats, and even motorcycles, you can easily find different ways to get around, and several of the area resorts even offer guided tours and expeditions...so don't be afraid to ask around and find an adventure that's just right for you!
For a truly diverse and memorable trip to Belize, plan a stay in one of our Hopkins vacation rentals. With friendly residents, a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere, and neverending natural beauty in every direction, you will enjoy a trip of a lifetime here in gorgeous Hopkins!
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