Belize has a Caribbean coast of the most desirable for the traveler, with a host of natural attractions. There are several coastal towns where you can relax and experience the striking Garífuna culture. Hopkins is an ideal place to savor the Caribbean black.
En Belize A diverse human fauna coexists: black Garifuna, Mayans and mestizos, white Mennonites from Holland and Germany, Hindus, Chinese ... this is a small tower of Babel, a fantastic mix in a country full of surprises for the traveler. The spectacular Belizean coast is territory Garífuna, descendants of Africans, Caribbean and Arawaks, indigenous peoples of the Antilles. The Garífuna culture is very particular to know.
On the coast there are several towns that seem interesting for the traveler. Dangriga, Garífuna cultural capital, Placencia, the favorite corner of the traveler and Hopkins, the one that goes unnoticed. From these three villages boats go out to the keys and excursions to the reefs, but sometimes they entangle so much that you do not even go out to sea ....
The Garifuna villages they allow us to know a different culture, of a very personal nature. The relaxed Garífuna culture is lived in a very special way here, where they give one more nut to the meaning of the word tranquility. I always felt very proud of their identity to the Garífuna, so much so that they feel special, not to say superior in some cases.
Hopkins It is a very good taste of this Belizean coast, one of those towns where there is nothing to do ... A quiet town, without the intrusion of tourism that transforms places. Although in a culture as marked as this, it is more difficult to change the rhythm. In Placencia, more touristy than Hopkins, life is total Caribbean, this culture swallows you up.
En Hopkins You can stay at some hotel on the beach, where you have a beach to get tired walking. Hopkins is to stroll, entertain you with the life of the place, take advantage of a hammock to listen and smell the taste of the sea, try some of the local food restaurants where you expect rich recipes of coconut fish, chat with the locals and continue enjoying this mix of humans observing the different things that the cultures in which we develop do to us. To not have anything in Hopkins, it's not bad at all 🙂
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Public transport departs from Dandriga, Belize city, Belmopan.
WHAT TO BRING? Hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Do not forget the swimsuit.
NEAR VISITS: Mayflower National Park Bocawina and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary less than an hour away.
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