DANGRIGA & HOPKINS

Dangriga and Hopkins are two of the main towns in Belize’s Stann Creek district. Dangriga is the capital and the largest town in Southern Belize and has gained the nickname the Culture Capital for its diverse mix of people and cultures. Garifuna culture in particular is strong here and visitors can enjoy traditional drumming, delicious seafood and a warm welcome in this region, as in all of Belize.  

Hopkins is a smaller and quieter town but the perfect escape from it all. It offers 12 miles of pristine white beach in a traditional Garifuna community.

If wildlife is your thing, the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve is 128,000-acre area of pristine rainforest, winding rivers, and scenic waterfalls. It contains the highest concentration of jaguars in all of Belize. It is also home to wildcat, deer and tapirs as well as some spectacular bird species.

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is a beautiful and exhilarating mix of waterfalls, Mayan ruins and the longest zipline in Belize. It is the perfect place for adventure activities including cave tubing, water rappelling and zip-lining. There is some great birdwatching here with over 290 species identified. The ruins here are mere evidence of a Mayan city and are as yet unexcavated.

This region is also excellent for water sports and serves as an access point for many cayes, atolls and reefs which offer some exceptional diving.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

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Hopkins Bay Resort

Located in the friendly city of its namesake Hopkins, this smart resort is a contemporary and authentic option for a holiday in Belize. For a hotel that oozes the laid-back charm of the Caribbean, look no further than Hopkins Bay.

Lodge at Jaguar Reef, Belize

Lodge at Jaguar Reef

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef is a chic getaway on the Caribbean coastline of Belize, offering guests cosy cabanas in a tranquil environment. Located right on the beachfront, with panoramic views and wonderful amenities, this hotel is what luxury holiday dreams are made of.

Almond Beach Resort, Belize

Almond Beach Resort

The pristine Almond Beach resort is located on a long stretch of beach which is within a short stroll from the charming Caribbean village of Hopkins. There are just 12 rooms here, which are lavish and stylish. All are sea facing and a stone throw from the beach.