Welcome to Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins is a small Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize, known as the “coast with the most” in Belize. The village lies south of the town of Dangriga, where the closest airstrip is located. It is considered by some Belizeans to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize.

Hopkins welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and a safe environment. Hopkins was recently voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize” by Belize’s First Magazine. The village boasts a rustic local beach vibe with many mom and pop restaurants, small bars, and gift shops. Over 1000 residents live in Hopkins and work in fishing, farming, and the booming hospitality industry.

Hopkins Village is separated into two main transects; the Northside (Baila) and the Southside (False Sittee). It is surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland, and the Caribbean Sea on its shore.

Events in Hopkins, Belize:

  • Mango Fest - each summer, exact dates TBA

  • Lobster Season - June 15 - February 15, annually

  • Belize Independence Day - September 21

  • Conch Season - October 1 - June 30, annually

  • Garifuna Settlement Day - November 19