Perched on a beautiful span of pristine beach in southern Belize lies the village of Hopkins. Located just four miles from the scenic Southern Highway and eight miles south of the district capital of Dangriga is the traditional fishing village of Hopkins.
Founded two centuries ago by the Garifuna people, Hopkins lies at the foot of the Maya Mountains and borders the famous Cockscomb Range. A coastal town located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Hopkins is a popular transit point to popular attractions including: the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Cultural Display of the Garinagu, and Mayflower National Park. Hopkins is also a popular embarkation site for visitors heading to see the Belize Barrier Reef, including those who want to dive with whale sharks at Gladden Spit or see bioluminescent animals in Anderson’s Lagoon.
Little changed since its founding, Hopkins today is a vibrant community of approximately 1,500 villagers who primarily still earn their living by fishing. Today though, some of the residents work in the hospitality industry, famed for their sincere hospitality and easygoing friendliness. Proud of their cultural heritage, Hopkins is a popular destination in its own right with visitors wanting to get to know the Garifuna culture better.
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