"A Little Out of the Way for Traditional Culture" Top 5 Page for this destination Hopkins by MrRandMcnally
Hopkins Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 85 photos
Hopkins is a small town south of Dangriga. It has beautiful sandy white beaches and wonderful people. There are two luxerious resorts south of town with diving tours but we stayed in a lovely inn closer to town, It gave us a much better chance to get to know the people.
The Garifuna culture is a mix of african and caribian that centered around the Garifuna language that has been listed as a culture treasure by the UN. With a pounding drum based music and hip shaking punta dancing, the cultural pride is everywhere in Hopkins.
Every november 19 the Garifuna selebrate the day that the ended their search for a home and were allowed to settle in Belize.
The day starts with a recreation of the first landing, followed by a catholic mass and a day of dancing and eating. I've heard that Dangriga has the bigger celebration with a huge concert but Hopkins gives a smaller more intimate and traditional celebration.
- Pros:Beautiful Beaches, wonderful people
- Cons:Sand Flees
- In a nutshell:If you can get there for Settlement day do it
In a small house on stilts down the beach from Hopkins lives the Estrada family. Everyone in the family are amazing... more travel advice
I didn't stay at the resort choosing to stay closer to town but I did wander down to see the place and to have a drink.... more travel advice
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