Any fan of cultural tourism will tell you that a trip to Hopkins Village is unlike any other. Hopkins is a small, coastal, seaside village full of history. The village is located in Southern Belize in the Stann Creek district and can be accessed by highway or airway travel. It is often said that the entire village of Hopkins can be traversed by foot in less than an hour, placing everything within comfortable walking distance. It is primarily inhabited by the Garifuna people, most of whom make a living from farming and fishing. In November the true cultural identity of Hopkins is brought to life as the 19th is celebrated as Garifuna Settlement Day - a national holiday that highlights the legacy of the Garifuna people. This tranquil hideaway will introduce you to native Garifuna foods (like cassava bread, mashed plantains, and hudut), handmade Garifuna clothes and crafts, and the lively art of Garifuna song and dance. Another major draw for travelers is Hopkins’ gateway to the southern portion of the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. This national treasure is also surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland. Hopkins is one of the best places in Belize to experience snorkeling, fishing, and beach excursions - not to mention, some of the best dive sites in Belize – Everything you love about a vacation can be found right in the amazing village of Hopkins.