Air: From Belize City International Airport, the quickest and most efficient route is to travel 15 minute via air to Dangriga airport. There are two airlines—Tropic Air and Maya Island. Hopkins is just 20 minutes south of Dangriga.
From Dangriga, a taxi is $45US/$90BZ one-way. Be sure to confirm fare before getting in though.
Bus: From Belize City, it is about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour ride to Hopkins. Take the bus to Dangriga and from Dangriga, get on a bus that heads south (to Placencia or Punta Gorda) and get off at the Hopkins Junction-about a 20-minute ride. There are usually several people also getting off, but make sure the bus driver does not forget!
Hopkins is located 4 miles off the Southern Highway on the coast. The Hopkins Junction is known to bus and taxi drivers. Hitch hiking into the village is very popular too. A taxi ride from the junction, runs about $10US/$20BZ.
Hopkins Inn is located in the heart of the village, across from the basketball courts on the beach. (Most of the drivers are familiar with our place.)
There also are two buses per day going from Dangriga directly to Hopkins – at around 11:00am and 5:00pm
Do remember that schedules and fares are subject to change. This is to give you a general idea, but please inquire for the exact details.For more information about traveling by bus in Belize, visit www.belizebus.wordpress.com or www.jamesbusline.com or www.ritchiesbusservice.com for their schedules.
Also, be sure to clarify if in Belize dollars or US dollars. We’re in Belize, so people give prices in Belize dollars. However, taxi drivers have many foreign passengers and tend to quote in US prices–and they say “US” with the price.
Rental Car: There are rental cars at the Belize International airport as well as here in the village–Hopkins Auto Rental. For availability and rates, email Yolaine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.