What to do 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.

Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, or River Tours

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 recommend particular tour guides 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.

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

Happy Go Luckie Tours– Cheryl and Luckie Nunez- http://www.hgltours.com (snorkeling, night tours, fishing, etc.) or 501-635-0967

J&D Tours-Jody Martinez-jdtours.bz@gmail.com or 501-661-2110. Jody enjoys taking guests out snorkeling and leaves right by Hopkins Inn. He also arranges tours to Maya ruins, Cockscomb, and ziplining. He provides the transportation, but is also a licensed tour guide.

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

Noawell Nunez-www.noawelsfishingandsnorkeling.com or 501-523-7219 or 501-662-3017 (snorkeling)

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.

Brujula Sailing Trips-Bryan Edwards-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.  Bocawina Adventures offers the longest zip-line in the country.

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

Charleton Castillo-Kulcha Tours: http://www.hopkinskulchatours.weebly.com or 501-661-8199

Ashford “Golden” Miranda-D-Golden Tours http://www.dgoldentours.com or 501-660-7879 or dgoldentours@gmail.com

Marcos Cucul-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. Driftwood Pizza rents kayaks as it’s just a short trip to the lagoon from their place. Also, Palmetto Grove rents kayaks from the lagoon side. 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.