Getting to Hopkins from the Belize International Airport – What You Need To Know
Getting to Belize City is easy as all international flights land at the Philip Goldson International Airport a few miles northwest of Belize City. But how do you get to Hopkins from the Belize airport? Well, you have two choices. You can choose to take an expensive domestic flight from either Philip Goldson or the Belize City Municipal Airport or you can go overland. As a predominately rural country with breathtakingly beautiful roadways, heading overland is not just the more affordable option but also a great way to see the natural charm of Belize.
In terms of area, Belize is about the size of Vermont, so no two locations are all that far away. Start your vacation off right with a scenic journey down the coast, marveling at the Maya Mountains, the Caribbean coastline, jungles, rainforests, and verdant valleys bursting with wildlife along the way. Slow down and enjoy the trips through villages and towns along the way, seeing Mennonites selling watermelons from a horse-drawn carriage, Creole and Mestizos hawking fresh produce, and maybe even stopping to chat with friendly locals. Before you know it, you’ll be in Hopkins!
An idyllic fishing village of 1,500 people located on the Caribbean coast in the southeastern Stann Creek District of Belize, Hopkins is home to a resilient community of Garifuna people. Hopkins is located eight miles south of Dangriga and about four miles from the turnoff from the Southern Highway. First established in the late 19th century, much about village life in Hopkins has remained unchanged. Beyond fishing and farming, tourism plays an important role as it helps sustain traditional Garifuna dancing, music, food, and language.
Hopkins is located where the misty-green Maya Mountains meet the sea, part of the larger Cockscomb Range. It is the perfect location to explore nearby attractions like the Mayflower National Park, Dangriga, Placencia, and the Cockscomb Basin Nature Preserve. The Belize Barrier Reef is located immediately offshore, including popular destinations like Gladden Spit and the Laughing Bird Caye marine reserve, world-class locations for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing.
When you book a Belize shuttle or private transfer with Roam Belize, you are guaranteed to get professional and punctual service. You’ll be met at the airport and then travel in modern comfort on your journey to Hopkins. Roam Belize also offers car rentals, tours, and accommodations in Hopkins, Placencia, Dangriga, and the rest of the country.