Activities and Adventures in Hopkins

Activities & Adventures

Hopkins is conveniently located to the barrier reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, and Victoria Peak, the second tallest point in the country. There is an endless list of activities!

While there are numerous activities, below are some of the attractions most convenient to Hopkins.

Belize is home to some of the best water activities in the world with the beautiful sea, Great Barrier Reef, and many cayes (pronounced keys) to explore the tropical fish. Local guides offer a variety of tours, including snorkeling, diving for full or half- day trips. Belize is also known to be one of the best places to achieve the fishing “Grand Slam”—permit, bone fish, and tarpon and many people enjoy trying to conquer that prize while they are here.

Some hotels, taxis, and even restaurants recommend particular tour guides and places, and companies because they benefit financially. Not us! We refuse to accept accept commissions from anyone. Instead, we choose to give you recommendations with the sole goal of you having an amazing experience and a great story to return home with. This list changes frequently as new guides or experiences with guests changes.

We’ve been out with these fellas and have enjoyed snorkeling, line fishing, fly-fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more–and so have our Mothers!

Snorkeling/Diving/Fishing:

Noawell Nunezhttp://www.NoawelsFishingandSnorkeling.com or 501-523-7219 or 501-662-3017 (snorkeling)

Elmer “Boo” Avila-Seemore Adventures – Dive and Adventure Shop (diving, snorkeling)   http://www.SeeMoreAdventures.com or 501-602-4985

Floyd Arana-501-651-5298 (fly fishing). Floyd is located just four doors down from Hopkins Inn (one lane north.)

Levi Cuthkelvin-501-664-8548 or levi@hopkins.bz (fishing) Windschief Beach Bar, located just three doors north of the Inn does the bookings for Levi as he is their family.

Brujula Sailing Trips-Bryan Edwards-http://www.BrujulaSailing.com or 501-607-4080

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Reserve

Known internationally as the world’s first jaguar reserve, it is home to almost 50 jaguars, in addition to an abundance of wildlife, flora, and fauna. There are many hiking trails or a less intensive day could be spent floating the river. For the serious hikers, Victoria Peak is the second highest point in Belize and offers a challenging climb. Visitors purchase tickets at the Maya Welcome Center at the park entrance and may either take a self-guided tour or hire a guide. A guide is required to hike Victoria Peak though.

Mayflower Bocawina National Park is home to over 7,000 acres filled with small Maya ceremonial sites, amazing waterfalls, and many hiking trails. Our favorite is Antelope Falls.  Bocawina Adventures http://www.Bocawina.com offers the longest zip-line in the country.

Gregorio Chun guides tours, birding, etc. through Cockscomb and Mayflower-501-533-7045 or tutzilnah@btl.net

Francis Cuculhttp://www.MayaGuide.BZ or mgatoursbelize@gmail.com or 501-600-3116-caving, kayaking the inland Blue Hole , Crystal Cave, or Indian Creek

Omar-501-623-6239 or Nico-501-634-5384-tubing inland Blue Hole

Kayaking the sea, Hopkins’ freshwater lagoon, or Sittee River, offer a great way to experience the area wildlife. Palmetto Grove rents kayaks and they have an office a few blocks from the inn. We also have a tandem kayak at the Inn guests may use. Take a stroll on the Hopkins road, for bird watching. Overlooking the savanna, many of us have spotted birds such as spoonbills, parrots, and even jabiru storks.

The Right Touch Caribbean Massage. The Spa Comes to You! Desiree Rodriguez and her team can give you a massage, manicure, or pedicure right on the beach, your veranda, or in your cabana. des_p29@yahoo.com or 501-631-6078

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