How to get to Hopkins

beach view of seafront anniversary

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 http://www.tropicair.com and Maya Island Air http://www.mayaislandair.com

Hopkins is just 20 minutes south of Dangriga. Cost of a one-way ticket is under $100US/$200BZ.

From Dangriga, a taxi is $40US/$80BZ one-way. Be sure to confirm fare before getting in though.

There is now a shuttle service out of Dangriga, Live Belize, and they are charging $35US/$70BZ to Hopkins. http://www.ToLiveBelize.com

Shuttle Service: We’re getting more and more shuttle services and the prices range widely and are changing rather quickly and becoming more competitive. We’ve seen prices from $65US to $250US. Some services we recommend are: Roam Belize http://www.RoamBelize.com  Belize Discounted Shuttle http://www.DiscountedBelizeShuttlesandTours.com , Belize Shuttle http://www.BelizeShuttle.com , Barefoot Services Belize http://www.BarefootServicesBelize.com or Breathe Belize Shuttles http://www.BreatheBelizeShuttles.com

Bus: From Belize City, it is about a 3-hour ride to Hopkins.  There is no bus terminal in the airport, so you will need to take a cab for $5US/$10BZ to the bus terminal. From there, take the bus to Dangriga.  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 http://www.JamesBusline.com  or http://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–but they say “US” with the price.

Rental Car: There are rental cars at the Belize International airport. Also, if you want to fly into Dangriga, you can rent cars from Roam Belize: http://www.RoamBelize.com and email them at info@roambelize.com or call 501-670-7870. Barefoot Services: http://www.BarefootServicesBelize.com and email them at barefootservicesbelize@gmail.com or call 501-523-3066.  Motor Solutions has the newest vehicles and if you rent from them they will pick you up at the airport, but they only rent standard/stick shift. http://www.MotorSolutions.BZ

Getting around the village: Walking is the main mode of getting around in the village as it is only two miles long, with Hopkins Inn located in the middle of it. Also convenient is riding a bike. There are bike rentals in the village:

George’s Bike Rentals. Best deal in town! Rents a bike for $8US/$16BZ a day and George delivers the bike to the inn and picks it up! 501-623-5027

Mark’s Bike Rental:  $9US/$18BZ a day. Mark is located across from the ATM at the main intersection. 501-602-4772

There are also golf carts and motor bikes to rent as well. Motorbike Rentals & Alternative Adventures: http://www.AlternativeAdventures.com prices begin at $59US per day.

 

 

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