Traveling to Hopkins by shuttle

Hopkins Transfer via shuttle

The friendly, slightly scruffy, coastal village of Hopkins attracts travelers looking to soak up sea breezes and Garifuna culture, and is one of BZ (Belize) Shuttle most requested destination. Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize and is considered by some Belizeans to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize. The town hosts its own national day, Hopkins Day, and welcomes people for their celebration on Garifuna settlement Day as well. On both side of the village are some amazing Resorts where your driver will safely shuttle you to and from, resorts like: Almond Beach, Jaguar Reef, Jungle Genie just to name a few.

Today Hopkins is a small but vibrant community of approximately 1,000 villagers and is a place your shuttle driver knows very well. The people live mostly by farming and fishing, and more recently many have found work in the growing tourist industry.

Hopkins shuttle to/from San Ignacio:

Time: 2 hours
Distance: 87 miles (139.8 km)
Rate: $70

Hopkins shuttle to/from Belize City or PGIA:

Time: 2.5 hours
Distance: 112.6 Miles (181.3 km)
Rate: $85

Information on Hopkins.

Hopkins an unpretentious place to meet other travelers and makes a good base for explorations to the cayes, reefs and islands to the east, and the jungles, mountains and parks to the west. The Village has a selection of gift shops, restaurants and small bars; one famous bar is the King Cassava Bar as you enter the village via shuttle transfer.

Some of the biggest attraction for travelers going to Hopkins is the accessibility to dive sites and snorkeling off the coast is worthwhile. There are a number of spots nearby where you can enjoy snorkeling further out, like Silk Grass Caye.  Fishermen love Hopkins, with local guides offering everything from reef fishing to deep-sea big game fishing trips

Interested in cultural tourism, Hopkins is the best spot for learning about how Garifuna drumming works. There is a local drum school and many of the hotels can arrange for you to partake in a session.  Nature sites like Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Bocawina home to the longest Zip Line in the country are all accessible from Hopkins. At times your shuttle driver may make around in the village, before being driven to your place of stay.

Shuttle to Hopkins

Hopkins stretches about 1.5 miles along the coast and is divided by the 4.5 mile paved road from the Southern highway into North Side and South Side.

Shuttle going to Hopkins from San Ignacio Town would first take the Western Highway and drive northeast to the Capital. From Belize City Water Taxi or the Belize International Airport, PGIA, the shuttle would be traveling southwest to the capital. Once you’ve reached the capital city of Belmopan you will take the hummingbird Highway, then on to the southern highway.

The Dangriga Shuttle or Placencia Shuttle also follow this rout.

Hopkins shuttle to/from San Ignacio:

Time: 2 hours
Distance: 87 miles (139.8 km)
Rate:

Hopkins shuttle to/from Belize City or PGIA:

Time: 2.5 hours
Distance: 112.6 Miles (181.3 km)
Rate:

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