Hopkins Attractions

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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'll discover a good group of beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the beach names 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.

Another option to consider is Hopkins Beach. Hopkins Beach extends on the east coast of Belize and faces Commerce Bight and the Caribbean Sea. Sandy beaches and palm trees make for an excellent sunbathing location, while the beautiful waters remain calm and shallow for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Hummingbird Beach: Much more remote than its neighbors to the north, but more accessible than those to the south, Hummingbird Beach is a nice compromise of privacy and efficiency. Visitors will be able to lay out on the sand and collect some sun rays, while other go play in the ocean.

Hopkins and the surrounding areas are home to some other beaches to choose from. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, see this article.

Museums

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum within reach of 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 table right below has more information on 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

Vacationers may explore some other intriguing sites to visit close to Hopkins.

A landmark worth visiting is Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is located 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.

The table directly below offers more details concerning other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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

Although 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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