In the small fishing village of Hopkins, fishing is no longer the only activity. The beautiful beaches and blue sea have now attracted so many travelers to Hopkins that tourism is the main source of income. It is therefore one of the most wonderful beach spots in Belize with so many beautiful places in the area. We found it the ideal mix between beach and jungle!
# 1 Sun, sea and beach
In other words: put on your bikini or swim trunks and enjoy the white beach in the shade of the palm trees and take a dip in the warm sea.
# 2 Snorkel or dive in the largest coral reef in the world
Did you know that Belize has the largest living coral reef in the world? A trip to Belize is therefore not possible without a visit to this beautiful underwater world. All kinds of snorkeling and diving tours are offered from Hopkins. Recommended!
# 3 Hike in Cockscomb Jaguar Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the first ever jaguar reserve in the world. In a green jungle you can make the most beautiful hikes and spot wildlife here. That won’t be a jaguar by the way, but bird watchers and other animal spotters can definitely enjoy themselves here. Or do you mainly come for a dive under the waterfall? In our blog about Cockscomb you can read everything about the highights, the trails and how to get there exactly.
# 4 Visit Mayflower Bocawina National Park
From Hopkins you can – with your own transport or a tour – also easily visit this beautiful park. In the jungle you will find beautiful swimming spots, waterfalls and trails. It is also possible to zip line here or abseil from a waterfall.
# 5 Do a bioluminescence tour
Close to Hopkins are the Sittee River and the Anderson Lagoon. A beautiful place to kayak during the day, but in the evening it becomes really magical. On a subsequent trip to Belize, we would like to take a look here in the evening during a bioluminescence tour. Particles in the water then light up with every movement. Wow!
The nicest places in Hopkins
If you are looking for an overnight stay in Hopkins, there are really only three flavors. Just outside the town you will find luxury resorts, the only hostel is Funky Dodo Backpackers and then you have the beach paradise of Coconut Row.
For a snack and a drink we recommend the restaurants Coconut Husk and Fred’s Lime Tree. Driftwood serves the tastiest pizzas (really pricey) and often live music Garifuna music is performed here. For breakfast you have to go to Thongs and eat ice cream at Nicecream.