One of the most amazing things about staying in Hopkins, Belize is that it is centrally located. You have the Caribbean Sea at your door step and tropical rainforest in your back yard. This gives you have a huge variety of activities around the area. Here’s our top 10 list of things to do in Hopkins Belize. This is our recommendations for activities in the area and they are all just 30 minutes away. You can’t miss the opportunity to explore them and discover your surroundings!

Barrier Reef Snorkel

Snorkeling in Belize is unlike any other! After all, the world’s second-longest barrier reef stretches along the country’s entire coastline. Hopkins is close to the barrier reef. You take a 30-40 minutes boat ride to the Southern Barrier Reef which offers several different snorkeling sites within the reserve for beginners and experienced snorkelers. Snorkelers often have close encounters with eagle rays, sea turtles, a wide variety of exotic fish, and even dolphins or friendly nurse sharks. Belize is a paradise for snorkelingbarrier reef snorkeling tour

 

Reef Fishing

If you’d like to enjoy some of the finest fishing in the world, then this is your spot. Take a short boat ride about 30 to 40 minutes out and journey to the many fishing spots along the Belize’s southern barrier reef. Belize’s Southern Reef is an angler’s paradise with an abundance of marine life. The fishing spots are mostly along the Barrier Reef. Your guide will lead you to the drop-offs ideal for catching king mackerel, barracuda, grouper, jacks, and a variety of snapper. Your catch is guaranteed!

 

Bioluminescence River Tour

Dip your hands or swim into burnin’ wata! This tour takes off from the Sittee River which is easy to find and very close to the south end of Hopkins. Head out into the Sittee River by boat where you use a spotlight to look for reflections of eyeballs which would be that of birds, iguanas, raccoons, and even crocodiles. Then you go through a tiny cut in the lagoon which opens out into Anderson’s Lagoon. This is where the really cool stuff happens. Big blotches of light shooting away from the boat as fish darting through the water and the prop wash behind the boat lights up! Just moving your hand around in the water is miraculous.  You leave aqua blue glowing blue bubbles. It truly feels like something out of a movie!Bio tour

 

Traditional Mayan Chocolate Making Session

Oh! For the Love of Chocolate! Did you know that some of the best chocolate in the world originates in Belize? Experience the traditional Mayan way of making chocolate from bean to bar. The Chocolate Making Sessions at a living Mayan Museum offers you the BEST of real Mayan Culture and its authenticity. Cacao Beans are grown by local farmers in Maya Center Village and is certified Organic.chocolate making

 

Jungle Horse Back Ride

You can’t ride? So what! You don’t have to be an accomplished rider to enjoy a unique riding experience. The horses have been well schooled and selected to make even the most timid of rider’s look and feel like a professional.This adventure ride is ideal for both the experienced and non-experienced rider. The Outback Stables are only 20 minutes away.horesback riding

 

Ziplining and/or Rappelling

If you like adventure, Bocawina has the longest zipline in Belize and is the hotspot for waterfall rappelling. Glide like a bird through the pristine rainforest canopy on the longest zip line in Belize with 14 platforms, 9 different runs. The complete course is 2.5 miles long with the longest single run being 2,300 feet

For Rappelling, climb to the top of the 1,000 foot falls through lush rainforest learning about the flora and fauna on the way. End the challenging hike with a refreshing swim in the emerald pools and take in the breathtaking view of the tropical rainforest & Caribbean Sea. Finally, Take the exhilarating 250ft rappel in two rappels!

Bocawina antelope rapellingbocawina zipline

 

Guided Waterfall Hikes

Take a hike through the Mayflower National Park at Bocawina which boast acres of pristine lowland broadleaf forest, waterfalls and three archaeological sites. The park has miles of trails leading through jungle on the way to the waterfalls, Maya ruins and other natural features.  A hike to the upper falls can be rewarded with a swim in a cool pool at the base of a 50 ft. waterfall! For the most adventurous, a hike up to Antelope Falls reveals a 100 ft. waterfall with an incredible view from the bluff all the way to the sea.bocawina waterfall

 

River Tubing

Only a few experiences can surpass relaxing on an inner tube while floating down a river. Cool off in the refreshing waters of the South Stann Creek River while listening to the sounds of the jungle, take in the abundance of flora and fauna as you float along.  You can tube down the class 2 rapids for almost 2 miles of natural Belize splendour.river tuning at mayan sky

 

Butterfly Farm Tour

With its warm tropical climate, Belize is home to approximately 700 species of butterflies. There is a small butterfly farm across the road from the Mayan Cultural Center at the entrance to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.  This is a great way to spot a wide range of butterflies, including one of the most famous species of butterfly in Belize – The Blue Morpho.Blue Morpho Butterfly

 

Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve Hike

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve. It was established to protect the forests, fauna and watersheds of an approximately 400 square kilometres area of the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains. Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails, and rich diversity of over 290 species of birds. The tracks of wildcats, tapir, deer, and other wildlife are often seen on hiking trails. As jaguars and other cats are nocturnal, it is unlikely that you will see them, but you can spot fresh tracks.cockscomb jaguar preserve

 

Do you want to book any of these adventures? Contact us at Get to Know Belize Adventures and we can arrange them for you https://gettoknowbelizeadventures.com/contact-us

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