When you’re visiting eastern Belize, Hopkins is a marvelous village to explore. Its quaint and natural charm set you up for a relaxing getaway in Belize’s Stann Creek District, which is often called the “Coast with the Most” by locals. Hopkins is even such a loved little village that it was recently voted as the Friendliest City in Belize.
When looking for the best things to do in Hopkins, follow this little guide.
Bocawina National Park - If you’re an adventure traveler, you’ll want to add Bocawina National Park to your Belize bucket list. Here you’ll find stunning waterfalls that you can hike and repel around as well as the longest zipline course in Central America. It’s just 20 minutes outside the village and is easily one of the best things to do in Hopkins, Belize.
Garifuna Cooking Class - A lot of travel is all about experiences and trying new foods. While in Hopkins, try a traditional Garifuna cooking class. A lot of the culture in the area is based around the Garifuna way of life, and a major part of that is food. You could make dishes like plantains with coconut fish curry as well as tasty desserts accompanied by Garifuna drumming for the ultimate experience in Hopkins.
Hopkins Cave Tours
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Of all the caves in Belize, none are more famed than Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the Cave of the Crystal Sepulcher. While the stunning natural formations are enough to make it a must-visit destination, it’s the Mayan influence that truly transforms this location from breathtaking to awe-inspiring.VIEW TOUR
Cave Tubing & Zip Lining
Two memorable and unforgettable tours the Zip Line /Ariel Trek and Cave Tubing Tours begins with a short getting acquainted, tour of our Beautiful Jewel namely, Belize. Our capable and reliable drivers head in the Westerly direction to our destination.VIEW TOUR
Black Hole Drop Cave Rappelling
At the Black Hole Drop, you don’t have to imagine. Known as the mother of all caves, the Actun Loch Tunich sinkhole formed long ago as the weak limestone underneath the rainforest gave way to geological changes that caused the collapse. Though it looks pitch black from the starting point, there’s enough light.VIEW TOUR
Hopkins Nature & Cultural Tours
Cockscomb Basin & Jaguar Reserve
Cockscombs Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized internationally as the world’s first jaguar preserve. It is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails, and rich diversity of neotropical birds. The tracks of wildcats, tapir, deer, and other wildlife are often seen on hiking trails or along the bank of South Stann Creek.VIEW TOUR
Signature Dangriga Cultural Tour
This in an off the beaten path Tour that allows you to immerse yourself with the true locals at the picturesque little town of Dangriga which still remains undiscovered – no fancy resorts or restaurants just authentic local cuisine and people! We first visit Marie Sharp Hot Sauce factory and try some goodieVIEW TOUR
Hopkins Mayan Ruins Tours
Tikal Maya Ruins
Tikal was a city of legend, rivaling even the grandeur of Teotihuacan found in the Valley of Mexico. Dominating the Mayan civilization from 200 to 900 CE, it was a powerhouse that, as of today, is the best understood of any of the lowland Mayan cities.VIEW TOUR
Tikal was a city of legend, rivaling even the grandeur of Teotihuacan found in the Valley of Mexico. Dominating the Mayan civilization from 200 to 900 CE, it was a powerhouse that, as of today, is the best understood of any of the lowland Mayan cities.LEARN MORE
Xunantunich Ruins & Inland Blue Hole
Xunantunich “Maiden of the Rock” a late classical city known for its continuity in development; whilst other great cities beginning to collapse such as Tikal, Caracol and Naranjo; this city was striving with a vibrant society. This city is host to the highest man made structure built in BelizeVIEW TOUR