Friendly, traditional & wild

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Frequent Questions

How long do you need in Hopkins?

If you're looking to get a good feel of the village and visiting the two nearby national parks, three days should be enough.

When is the best time to visit Hopkins?

High season (tourism peak) is between October & June which is when the weather is best. Avoid this period if you don't like crowds.

Is Hopkins safe?

Hopkins is known as the friendliest village in Belize. Given it's a touristy place, it's very safe walking the streets during the day and even at night.

Where is Hopkins in Belize?

Hopkins is located on the eastern coast of Belize. It's roughly 3 hours away from Belize City by bus/car.

How far is Hopkins from Placencia?

Hopkins is roughly 2 hours and 15 mins away from Placencia by bus/car.

Are there buses from Placencia to Hopkins?

Buses don't travel directly to Hopkins. They stop at a bypass that's at the entrance of a village which is then 5 minutes away by taxi. There are buses from Dangriga to Placencia offered by Richie's Bus Line.

How do I get from Belize airport to Hopkins?

From the Belize airport, take a taxi, shuttle or walk to the highway intersection and take a bus to Belize City. From Belize City take a bus to Dangriga and stop at the Hopkins Junction where you can take a taxi or hitchhike to Hopkins.

Activities in the region