Visit Hopkins and Dangriga With A Rented Vehicle
Driving to Hopkins and Dangriga on a rented vehicle
The golden coastline of southeastern Belize is one of the most beautiful sections of the country. Villages like Hopkins and Dangriga give visitors a chance to experience traditional life in Belize as well as learn more about the music, food, and culture of the minority Garifuna people.
Hopkins is a traditional fishing village with one of the most beautiful stretches of water on the Caribbean coastline and is an excellent base of operations for expeditions out to the Belize Barrier Reef and to nearby nature areas. Lovely boutique hotels and inns definitely make it worthwhile to spend some time here and the easygoing old-world pace of life in Hopkins is a refreshing contrast to the hurly-burly modern world. Still a working fishing village, Hopkins is also the location of some of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
Dangriga is a bigger town in Belize, known for its high energy and rich contributions to music and culture. Much of Belize’s own indigenous musical genres like punta rock were developed in Dangriga. Garifuna drummers can often be seen in the streets and Dangriga has a very lively nightlife scene. Dangriga is also the location of the Pen Cayetano workshop, a museum and educational center that is dedicated to Belize’s greatest living artist, knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to music and the visual arts.
Other exciting destinations in the area include the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve, an enormous roadless wilderness area that is famous for being the first dedicated jaguar reserve in the world. Travelers can also partake in boat safaris up the pristine Monkey River to learn about local flora and wildlife, travel to the St. Herman’s National Park, home of the famous Inland Blue Hole, or stop in local villages like Seine Bight to learn more about Garifuna culture.
One of the best ways to explore all that Dangriga, Hopkins, and the region have to offer is with your own rented vehicle. Roam Belize offers door-to-door service for rented vehicles and can deliver anywhere in the country, including the international airport in Belize City. Roam Belize is a locally owned and operated company that specializes in hassle free booking and modern, well-maintained vehicles that come with roadside assistance.
Having your own vehicle lets you follow the rhythm of your own curiosity while giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Roam Belize also offers ground transportation and shuttle services to and from anywhere in the country for travelers who do not want to drive.
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