How to get to Hopkins Village from Belize City | Southern Belize Travel Guide
Here are 3 travel ways to Hopkins Village from Belize City.
This is the most economic slowest route from Belize City to Hopkins Village, and it has its advantages and disadvantages. Taking the public bus allows you to rub shoulders with the local populace, but it tends to become crowded, and you can expect the trip to take significantly longer due to the significant number of stops. You’ll also need to switch buses at Dangriga Town to make it to Hopkins Village. The daily bus from Belize City to Dangriga takes about three hours bus ride. Two buses run daily from Dangriga to Hopkins Village. The first departs at 10:30 am while the second leaves at 5:00 pm.
You can consider renting a vehicle from the Belize City Airport. Fortunately, the drive is pretty much a straight shot without too many complications. The bulk of the trip will take you down Belmopan via the George Price Highway (Western Highway), a journey that constitutes about 52 miles. From there, you’ll want to hop on the Hummingbird Highway and then into the Southern Highway until you see the well-marked exit for Hopkins Village. Left at the exit will take you directly into Hopkins Village, and it’s only four miles from the exit to the village center. If you drive straight through from Belize City to Hopkins Village, you can expect to spend two and a half hours on the road, but chances are you’ll want to take some breaks for photo opportunities. While a rental car will ultimately cost you more than alternate options, it does give you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your leisure.
If you want the safest, scenic, comfortable, and Adventurous journey from Belize City to Hopkins Village, Julian Transfer can help book a Shuttle from Belize International Airport to Hopkins Village. Leaving directly from Belize City International Airport or Belize Water Taxi, Julian Shuttles offer private transfer to Hopkins. The shuttles take approximately two and a half hours, you can also ask your driver to stop off at a restaurant or restroom so you can stretch your legs. It’s well worth riding instead of driving since the shuttles cut through some of the most diverse and beautiful stretches of wildlife in the country.
About Hopkins Village
Hopkins Village started off as a fishing and farming Garifuna community with a population of 500 Garinagu. Now Hopkins Village has grown to a population of 2,500 people. Hopkins is now known as a popular tourist destination in Belize, Hopkins was recently voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize” by Belize’s First Magazine.
Hopkins is the place to visit if you want to experience the true Garifuna culture and interact with friendly people. There is a lot to do in Hopkins Village, Here are some tips on what to do when you visit Hopkins: Experience the Garifuna drumming, Drumming lesson, Local traditional food cooking lesson, Visit some of the 35 local restaurants in Hopkins Village Belize. Hopkins Village is separated into two main transects; the Northside (Baila) and the Southside (False Sittee). It is surrounded by the Maya Mountain Range, and the Caribbean Sea on its shore.