5 things to see and do from Hopkins Belize

5 Things To See and Do From Hopkins Belize

Hopkins Belize

Vacations can often become checklists. Marking off the important historical landmarks you’ve visited becomes a task, and travelers feel pressure to absorb as much “culture” as possible to justify the cost of their trip. But culture isn’t about the memories of the dead. It’s about living, breathing history. That’s something that Hopkins has in spades. Widely regarded as the “friendliest village in Belize”, Hopkins is the perfect launching point for Belize adventures due to its intimate atmosphere and its centralized location.

There’s no shortage of activities accessible from this little village and below are some of the top things to see and do.

Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve

Hopkins Village is hospitable and friendly, but it’s also remote. If you’re looking to get in touch with the natural world, this is the place to do it, and that’s perfectly typified by the nearby Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve. This stretch of wilderness is the only jaguar conservation project in the world, and it’s home to 200 of these lean and lethal felines. Tours through the preserve include a lunch and a swim at the foot of a gorgeous and imposing waterfall.

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Belize is renowned throughout the world for its beautiful and expansive network of caves, and there’s no caverns more famous in the area than Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave). The ATM Cave is an archaeological site that’s revealed expansive ceramics, stoneware, and bones from the Maya empire, but it’s equally well known for its natural beauty. Discovery Channel ranked it as the number one sacred cave in the world, and our tours can provide you with a safe and immersive journey into its depths.

The Inland Blue Hole

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

There’s no better place to swim than the inland Blue Hole. This naturally occurring sinkhole in the middle of the jungle is crystal blue, and it’s a great way to beat the tropical heat of Belize. Our excursions to the Blue Hole also come with tours of nearby Xunantunich, an enormous and ancient Maya city that’s one of the most well reserved ruins around.

Zip Lining and River Tubing

If you’re looking to engage in some serious adventure sports, you won’t find any better opportunities than what’s on offer near Hopkins Village. We offer both river tubing and zip lining excursions, and they’re one of the best ways to enjoy the gorgeous jungle environs. Our sky canopy tours will give you the best perspective possible of the South Stann Creek River valley.

Cave Tubing

Hopkins Village is ideally located near the legendary Maya ruins of Xuantunich and Cahal Pech, and while they’re beautiful sights to behold, they’re also great launching points for a tubing excursion. A short trip from the ruins is St. Herman’s Cave, and it’s a great place for cave tubing.

If you’re looking to spend a vacation in Hopkins Village and explore the splendor that Belize has to offer, book your next trip with Barefoot Rentals and Services. They offer a wide range of vehicle rentals and tours, and we can help you customize a Belize package that will suit your budget and your needs.

Get a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List! Written by Larry Waight, a local with more than twenty years of experience in the travel industry, the book is packed with tips, information, and recommendations about all of the best things to see and do in Belize.
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