SOUTHERN BELIZE
# OF MAJOR PARKS7
MUST TRYLOCAL GARIFUNA DISHES
HOPKINS POPULATION1,000
With villages like Placencia and Hopkins, Southern Belize is off the beaten path and yet still manages to cater quite well to those who enjoy scenic landscapes, stretches of white sandy beaches and tradition that dates back ages.
The parks and forests in the south offer something a bit more adventurous for those who want to get out and explore. It is not uncommon for visitors to trek through the jungle or be astounded by the incredible Bocawina Mayflower Waterfall. As for food and nightlife, some of the best restaurants in Belize are located in the South, with Caribbean classics always on the menu.
  • PUNTA GORDA

    An increasingly popular town for tourists to visit, Punta Gorda lies along the Gulf of Honduras. Here you can access nearby Maya villages, explore historic ruins, and also just enjoy the water while dining on some amazing Caribbean fare. The vibe here is laid back as you can tell by the atmosphere in its very quaint town square.

  • HOPKINS

    The village of Hopkins has a distinctive Garifuna culture and as such it is a unique combination of lively and laid back. Cooking, dancing, singing and drumming are all central to the flavor of life in Hopkins. Not to mention one of the largest coral reefs you will find in the western hemisphere is accessible via Hopkins. See dolphins, sharks, stingrays, exotic fish and sea turtles.

  • THE LESSER-KNOWN CAYS

    While the Northern Cayes are generally more prominent, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some wonderfully intriguing islands in the south. With Glover’s Reef Atoll, comprised of half a dozen small cays, you get a more remote and affordable experience. There is also Tobacco Caye nearby.

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