Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize. Only 20 minutes away from the second largest barrier reef in the world. Making it one of the top dive locations in Belize. The village is also near to other natural sites like the Mayflower Bocawina National Park (home to the longest zip line in Central America), the Mayan Mountains, and the Cockscomb Basin (the world’s first Jaguar preserve).
HOUSING- you can find homes starting as low as USD$89k and land properties at USD$8,500 if you decide to design and build your own home here. There are also short and long-term cabana rentals available.
COST OF LIVING- Depending on whether you own or rent a house expect your monthly budget to be between $800-$1400
THINGS TO DO- With about 185 miles of coral formations, you will snorkel your way pass exotic coral formations and encounter eagle rays, sea turtles, a wide variety of exotic fish, dolphins and friendly nurse sharks. Learn to make your own chocolate by hand the way the Mayans did back as early as 900 AD. Take a hike through the unexcavated ceremonial Maya mounds and discover beautiful hidden waterfalls.
BOTTOM LINE- Hopkins is a small fishing village in the Stann Creek District that consists of a mere 1,500 villagers. Because of its low population, its beaches and surroundings are still in pristine condition and all its natural wonder is left for you to explore.