Hopkins

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Village
Population
1,500
District/Region
Stann Creek
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Description
Highlights
  • GariMaya Museum
  • Sittee Point
  • Hopkins Stand Up
  • Beaches, Snorkeling, Diving
  • Garifuna Cuisine
About Location
Hopkins is a fascinating Garifuna village located in the eastern coast of Belize in the Stann Creek District. Surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland and the Caribbean Sea, Hopkins stands as a vibrant community. It is the cultural Center of the Garifuna population in Belize.
 
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Phone Service
Restaurants
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Tours & Shuttles
$
102
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$
115
/ Person
Engage in baking a traditional Garifuna wonder bread with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients out of ... moreour local garden. You then experience how to pull out the cassava root straight out the ground to prepare for your plate. Then we go through the traditional process of preparing the cassava for baking. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering taste of the wonder bread that can last for up to 5 years and has allowed the Garifuna people to win wars against western society.
$
153
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$
226
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Engage in baking a scrumptious black cake the traditional Garifuna way with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients ... moreto make whatever your sweet tooth craves. Then start to make a delicious black cake from the finest organic ingredients with all our love put into it. We also add delectable flavors from our not so secret ingredients surely to entice your sweet tooth. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering sweet treat and will have all bragging rights at your next family gathering after you prepare it for them. Also, enjoy the ambiance of our secluded cultural island.
$
125
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$
170
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Immerse yourself in the Mayan culture as you embark on a historic Maya village; where you will get to be handy by participating in a traditional way of life. You will be using traditional ... moreutensils to make a delectable Mayan meal from all organic and locally sourced ingredients. You are sure to have fun and truly get to appreciate their simplistic and wholesome way of living. Then you will travel to the historic Nim Li Punit where our guide will give you a better insight into the history of Mayan people through the stelae, buildings, and artifacts at this archaeological site. Come join us and learn about the flourishing Mayan community that once was thought to have been lost.
$
85
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$
115
/ Adult
Departs From:
Hopkins
Grab a bike and let's adventure into the beautiful village of Hopkins with picturesque beaches, amazing people and the awe-inspiring Garifuna culture. First, stop at an organic herbal ... moregarden and learn about the natural remedies to some of mankind's worst diseases from our local healers. Then hop into a boat for a short ride to a cultural island where you will be able to taste fresh organic wines made from only the finest of fruits, while also going through Garifuna artifacts, art, and literature. Then finish off with a traditional Garifuna lunch while our drummers play a beat that will surely invigorate your souls. Nearby you can also enjoy the peace and tranquility of our secluded beach.
$
102
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$
136
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Bird watching can be enjoyed all year round outside the heat of the day. Belize has well over 500 residential and migratory bird species with 80% being residential. Whether you are ... morean experienced ornithologist or a birding beginner, Belize is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour kayak cruise through Fresh Water Creek Lagoon and travel through a diverse ecosystem with 3 types of mangroves, red, white and black. Mangroves are an excellent habitat for crocodiles, turtles, fish, and year-round water birds, like The Great Blue Heron and White Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Osprey, Hawks, Falcons, Frigate birds, ducks, and the pink Roseate Spoonbills. Native species are crabs, boa constrictors, iguanas and lizards. Highly recommended tour. So come out and enjoy a relaxing day bird watching on the water.
$
204
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$
395
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Zip through the canopy of Belize's pristine rain-forest on Belize's longest zip-line route. Enjoy the magnificently lively canopy as you zip through lush greenery at high speed and ... moremight even get the opportunity to spot the illusive jaguar on the forest floor then head to a cultural island and dress in our Garifuna Traditional handmade & uniquely designed clothing and
Master the heat in our traditional kitchen preparing a Garifuna meal over an open fire-heart. Your great reward will be the labor of your culinary love - Delicious HUDUT which is our coconut broth flavored with fresh herbs of the day with pounded plantains & flavorful fried fish; or any other Garifuna Dish of choice based on dietary preference! Culminate your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Tour with sensational drum rolls learning the basic techniques of Garifuna drumming & Music & revitalizing your souls ultimately earning your delicious cultural dessert by way of participating in 45 minutes mesmerizing drum session.
$
35
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$
55
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Take a short drive from Hopkins Village to a cacao farm to learn about how the Mayans cultivate cacao trees, process cacao beans and how to make chocolate. The guide at the cacao farm ... morewill give you a detailed explanation and the process of how cacao beans are extracted from the pods and then fermented and finally dried and ready to be processed into chocolate. Experience the traditional Mayan way of making chocolate from bean to bar. Cacao Beans are grown by local farmers in Maya Center Village and is certified Organic.

This chocolate making tour starts from the cacao tree and ends with a Mayan chocolate bar in your hands. Our chocolate making tour takes place in the community of Maya Center where you will visit a cacao farm where the farmer gives you a complete history of his organic cacao farm, from there we head to the chocolate factory, which is 5 minutes away from the cacao farm. You will roast your own cacao beans on the clay griddle, just like how the Mayans did. Making chocolate on the Mayan grinding stone is a lot of fun! The cacao beans being ground on the grinding stone gets magical as you witness your chocolate beginning to unfold. What is more exciting is that you get to eat your own chocolate! The tour is very educational and hands on.
$
135
/ Person
$
375
/ Group
Departs From:
Hopkins
Cook your fresh catch on a island! What’s better than a full day combo tour of snorkeling, fishing and cooking on a island in southern Belize? Cook your catch tour is a intimate, ... morefun, tasty and very inexpensive sightseeing tours from Hopkins Hopkins Village.

You are taken out on this adventure trip on one of our boats to the South Water Marine Reserve for snorkeling and fishing. Your tour guide will first catch bait near the mangroves with a cast net, Now its time to catch some fish for lunch, its possible to catch grouper, snapper, jacks, king marcel and barracuda on a handline or spin rod. If the season is right your captain might even stop to dive for a few lobsters and conch. Your tour guide will then take to barrier reef, this where you will snorkel in magnificent aqua blue waters with its vibrant ecosystem of fish, corals and stingrays!

Your guides will clean and cook your catch right in front of you on the island ensuring the freshest & best cooking experience possible. Feast on your freshly grilled catch and delicious sides. After lunch, relax on the beach in the hammocks and enjoy an afternoon swim or snorkel, before heading back to the mainland.

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115
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135
/ Person
$
275
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$
350
/ Group
Departs From:
Hopkins
Travel with an experienced guide as you journey to the worlds largest living barrier reef. Belize’s Southern Reef is an angler’s paradise with an abundance of marine life. ... moreWhether reef trolling or perfecting your skills on the flats, you will have unforgettable fishing experience.
Reef Fishing is all about getting some fish on the line! We will take you east from Hopkins Village to the second longest barrier reef in the world! There you have the option of trolling for Barracuda, casting lures in the lagoons, or hand lining for hungry fish off the bottom.
$
30
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$
65
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from San Ignacio to Hopkins or Dangriga. Fares are for One-Way trips departing from the San ... moreIgnacio, Hopkins or Dangriga. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel or port.
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