Traveling to Hopkins by shuttle
Hopkins Transfer via shuttle
The friendly, slightly rustic coastal village of Hopkins attracts travelers looking to soak up sea breezes and the Garifuna culture. This definitely is one of BZ (Belize) Shuttle most requested destination. Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize. It 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 anyone to their celebration on Garifuna settlement Day as well. Both sides of the village hosts 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 found work in the growing tourist industry.
Information on Hopkins.
Hopkins is unpretentious place to meet other travelers. As a matter of fact, it marks a great base for explorations to the cayes, reefs, 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- at the entrance of 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. There are a number of spots nearby where you can enjoy snorkeling- like Silk Grass Caye. Fishermen love Hopkins! The local guides offer activities from reef fishing to deep-sea big game fishing trips.
Interested in cultural tourism? Hopkins is the best place for learning about Garifuna drumming. 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 give you a short tour around the village, before taking you to your resort.
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.
Shuttle going to Hopkins from San Ignacio Town would travel on the Western Highway and drive northeast to the Capital. From Belize City Water Taxi or the Belize International Airport (PGIA), the shuttle would travel southwest to the capital. Once you reach the capital city of Belmopan, follow the hummingbird Highway which joins to the southern highway.
The Dangriga Shuttle or Placencia Shuttle also follow this route.