Attractions in Hopkins

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The center of Garifuna culture in Belize, many of the attractions that tourists won't want to overlook during a visit to Hopkins revolve around the history of these people.  If you're itching to get out an explore the natural side of town, skip the questionable beaches in favor of a hike to the nearest waterfall. 

Beaches

Hopkins Beach

You will discover a small variety of beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Sittee Marina Beach: Sittee Marina Beach is a small, private beach area on the east coast of the island. Beachfront properties are located on either side of the area, making the location readily accessible from the local road.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Hopkins Beach. The beach is accessible from a newly paved road off the Southern Highway. Visitors can enter via foot or nearby parking spots, though there are few lots specifically dedicated to beach parking, so be sure to check with local lot owners.

Hummingbird Beach: The majority of the beach is free from development, and while that means you can enjoy the quietness of the beach, it also means you should not be expecting too many amenities, or any for that matter.

These examples are only a few of the options that are available. To visit our guide to beaches, read this page.

Museums

In case you like to explore other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Hopkins.

Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum near Hopkins. On November 18, 2004, the Gulisi Garifuna Museum opened to the public, finally offering a place to locals and tourists alike to learn about the Garifuna culture, which is prevalent to this day in the southern Belize town of Dangriga. Named for a Garifuna heroine who founded Punta Negra in the Toledo District, this museum is a must for anyone interested in local culture and history.

The following table enables you to learn more details concerning a museum nearby.

Museums Near Hopkins
Name Phone Location
Gulisi Garifuna Museum (501) 669-0639 Dangriga, 8.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hopkins Belize

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may enjoy some other worthwhile places to visit nearby.

One popular destination is Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is found in Dangriga, 8.4 mi. North-Northeast of central Hopkins. Sculpted by Steve Okeke, Drums of Our Fathers is a monument that represents Garifuna history, culture, and spirituality. It is located in Dangriga, the center of Garifuna culture in Belize, and an awe-inspiring site that welcomes visitors as they enter the town.

Other types of landmarks close to Hopkins are provided in the following chart.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Hopkins
Name Type Location
Drums of Our Father's Monument Monument Dangriga, 8.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hopkins
Rosalie’s Tortilla Factory Facility Viewing Dangriga, 8.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hopkins

Waterfalls

Even though most tourists come for the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Bocawina Falls. It is located 13.5 mi. Northwest of central Hopkins. <p>Bocawina Falls is another wonderful Belize natural attraction, offering guests a unique mix of swimming and rock climbing. Just because this waterfall is not tall, doesn't mean it can not be fun!</p>

 

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