Hopkins Village is a charming and colorful beach front village in southern Belize known for its Garifuna population. Many people say that this is the Garifuna cultural center of the country. The village is a small, vibrant community of just over one thousand people that dedicates their lives mostly to fishing. It was only until a few years ago that they started developing activities to cater the visitors. Hopkins stretches through five miles of white sanded beach.
For those of you who still aren't familiar with the term, the Garifuna are the descendants of Native Caribbean tribes, that mingled with African slaves hundreds of years ago. As the time passed and both cultures mixed, the Garifuna or Black Carib, as they were known before, were born.
They are now present in the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.
In Belize, Hopkins Village is the largest Garifuna town. This is a laid back yet fun town filled with friendly people that are enthusiastic to teach you and the rest of the world anything they can about the culture that they are so proud of.
On this tour, your guide will share a historical perspective of the village and you also get to taste local food and drinks. The tour culminates with drum lessons and a delicious cultural lunch.
The tour departs at 9AM and ends at 1PM.