Hopkins is a quaint, traditional fishing village established in the 19th century.
The village is surrounded by the misty-green Maya Mountains, the Cockscomb Range inland and the blue Caribbean Sea on its shore. It is the perfect base camp for visitors to explore major Belize attractions such as, The Belize Barrier Reef, Cockscomb Basin Wild Life Sanctuary, Mayflower National Park, Dive Whale Sharks at Gladden Spit, Experience the magic of Biolumenscent at Andersons Lagoon and Cultural Imersion of the Garinagu people.
Today Hopkins Village is a small but vibrant community of approximately 1,500 villagers. The people live mostly by fishing and recently, many have found work in the growing hotel industry. The residents are known for their friendliness and genuine hospitality and are very welcoming to visitors. It is a small village but full of rustic charm.
Hopkins Village is considered to be the cultural center of the Garinagu population. It is often referred as the #1 Cultural Destination in Belize.