Hopkins is an intriguing Garífuna coastal village of about 1,800 people, halfway between Dangriga and Placencia. Garífuna culture is more accessible here than in Dangriga. Hopkins has the same toast-color beaches as those in Placencia, and a number of new resorts have opened to take advantage of them, including resorts, restaurants, and shops just to the south of Hopkins Village. Americans, Canadians, and Europeans are snapping up beachfront land here at prices only slightly lower than in Placencia or on Ambergris Caye. If there's a downside to the area, it's the biting sand flies, which can be vicious at times.
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