Detailed Jungle & Beach Explorer - Hopkins Itinerary

The Bocawina to Hopkins – Jungle & Beach Explorer - combines a four night active adventure at Bocawina Rainforest Resort with three nights in the beachside community of Hopkins   

This itinerary is ideal for guests who would like to combine an off-the-grid rainforest experience with some beach time at the nearby Garifuna fishing village.

You will be met in Dangriga and transferred to Bocawina Rainforest Resort, located inside the 7000 acre Mayflower Bocawina National Park and adjacent to the world famous 10000 acre Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve. You will have four days at our unique eco-lodge in this remote jungle setting, and the opportunity to hand pick your daily adventures! Select four tours from our diverse range of activities and excursions being offered on-site, off-site and within the park. We give you the flexibility to set the pace and choose just how active you want to be.

Journey through the rainforest canopy on the regions’ longest zip-line or do a waterfall rappel and hike to Antelope Falls. For a mellower experience, enjoy the beauty of the jungle by horseback or visit the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech.

After your time in the rainforest, you will travel a short 30 minute drive to Hopkins, a small fishing village of 1500 people on the Central Coast of Southern Belize. Hopkins is known for its friendly people, and is one of a few towns in Belize where you still hear locals speaking in Garifuna to one another on the street! You will spend three nights at a beachfront hotel, with time to swim, relax by the pool and wander the streets to catch the cultural vibe of this eclectic community.



You will be picked up at Dangriga Airstrip or our Dangriga Operations Base and travel a beautiful 30 minute drive “off the grid” into the heart of Mayflower Bocawina National Park. (Our office can assist you with transportation to Dangriga from Belize International Airport or other parts of Belize).

Bocawina Rainforest Resort is a true eco-resort in the middle of Mayflower Bocawina National Park. The lodge is powered by an array of solar panels and a seasonal small-scale hydroelectric generating station. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant so you can share daily experiences with family and friends from this remote rainforest setting.

Upon arrival, after a special orientation, you will have time to settle into the lodge and learn about the experiences that lie ahead in the surrounding mountains and rainforest. This itinerary gives you the flexibility to pick your own tours from an extensive range of activities and excursions available on-site, off-site and within the national park. You can select four tours, customizing them to suit your activity level and interests.

Considering starting off with the Rainforest Canopy Zip-line, an exhilarating ride with eight runs and a rappel. Or join a guided nocturnal hike that evening, and witness first-hand the fascinating transformation of the jungle at night.

Bocawina Rainforest Resort


Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2, 3, 4


Rise with the sun and be on the grounds for the first rays of light emerging through the jungle mist. Waking up to the sounds of the tropical jungle is a pure delight, with the chatter of parrots and parakeets flying overhead, the fresh morning air scented with tropical blossoms, and the expectation of an exciting adventure-filled day ahead. There is no need to venture off the property to experience the essence of the jungle. Finding a quiet spot to sip a coffee with binoculars in-hand is a sure way to soak in the surroundings.

After breakfast, your will embark on your selected tour for the day. Try a guided Bocawina rainforest trail walk, hiking along bush trails as you discover local birds, wildlife, leading to waterfalls and unexcavated Mayan ruins. Your guides will point out medicinal plants and bring to life the layers of biological diversity that make the worlds’ tropical rainforests such a rewarding experience.

Should you prefer, venture further afield on one of the many off-site adventures. Descend into the Mayan archeological site of Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave, the most popular caving expedition in Belize. Alternately, cruise along the wildlife-rich Monkey River with a stop at Placencia for lunch and a bit of shopping.
Bocawina Rainforest Resort


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Your last morning at Bocawina is completely flexible. You can stay close to the lodge or follow a trail to a favorite pool or waterfall. We can transfer you to Hopkins right after breakfast, or drop you off later in the day. The choice is yours!

Upon arrival at Hopkins, settle into your room, then head out to the pool area for a refreshing beverage and dip. We have left your time at Hopkins totally flexible so you can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Lounge poolside, hop on a bicycle or sign up for an optional excursion at the hotel activity desk.

Meals can be enjoyed at the hotel, or you may want to check out some of the nearby restaurants and bars. Hopkins has an interesting mix of cultures and cooking styles. It is attracting some very talented chefs that are adding to the great local cooks in the village.
Parrot Cove Lodge or Beaches & Dreams


Breakfast at Bocawina; Meals on Own in Hopkins

DAY 6, 7


Spend the next two days relaxing by the pool, strolling along the beach, and discovering Hopkins Village and the surrounding area.

Watch the local fisherman paddle out at sunrise in dug-out canoes to catch their fish for the day. Take a kayak out to see the sun set over Victoria's Peak, and view the rest of the mystic Maya Mountains as another day in paradise closes its eyes. Enjoy an evening of local Garifuna Drumming and sample some Belizean cuisine. Mingle with the friendly villagers, and experience Hopkins’ rich Garifuna culture.
Parrot Cove Lodge or Beaches & Dreams 


Meals on your own

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