If you are an adventurous traveler looking for immersion, sun, and friendship, you must visit the southern coastal village of Hopkins. It is blessed with a near five-mile-long stretch of sand, facing the Caribbean Sea plus a rich Garifuna culture.
In recent years, it has become a rising tourist hot-spot, more than likely, because its cultural beat is alive and well. Hopkins’ main road links its various neighborhoods with both pedestrian and bike paths, matching its tranquil and friendly vibe. Sounds of Garifuna drums can be heard echoing both day and night, at beachfront weekly shows, or during private drumming lessons at the Lebeha Drumming Center.
In a shady thatched-roof restaurant, away from the blazing sun, you can savor hudut-mashed plantain – with a fish coconut sauce. This Afro-Amerindian cuisine is up to par with the best gourmet meals in the country!
Offshore, the Barrier Reef and Glover’s Reef atoll, are just a boat ride away; or go along the Sittee River and see crocodiles and wild birds. At nearby Bocawina National Park, waterfalls and rocky trails aren’t for the faint of heart but bring rewarding nature experiences. Meanwhile, at H’men Herbal Center, discover the secrets of Maya medicinal remedies.
Come to where you can enjoy excitement and adventure, knowing that you can go back ‘home’ to Hopkins at the end of the day and be relaxed and comfortable.