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How to get from San Ignacio Belize to Hopkins Village Belize

How to get from San Ignacio Belize to Hopkins Village Belize

Comfort: 2 stars – converted school buses

Safety: 3 stars – well organized and felt safe

Cost : 2 stars –

Catch the bus in the San Ignacio city center bound for Belmopan. Cost $3bze per person. 1 – 1.5 hours

Transfer buses in the Belmopan station bound for Dangriga. Cost $6 bze per person. This leg of the journey is one of the most scenic as it winds you through the cloud covered mountains.  1.5-hour ride.

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Transfer buses at Dangriga bound for Hopkins Village

Note: make sure the bus will go into the town of Hopkins, if not you will be left off 4 miles outside of town on a dirty road. Currently, only two buses per day make this trip at 10:15am and 5 pm from Dangriga.

Tip: enjoy the ride and sample some of the vendor’s treats that hop on and off your buses. Most food is safe especially the dried goods like one of my favorite fried plantain chips. There are also a number of other snacks and bread. If there would be anything I would avoid is any pre-packed meals containing meats and cheeses as you don’t really know how long they have been out in the Belizean heat. If you can see where they are made or if it is made to order you should be alright.

Barbora Heresova

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Hey, thank you for this useful article! Can I ask you one more thing? We're currently planning our trip to Belize and can't really decide on the type of the luggage we should bring - is it possible to travel by bus with, let's say, one average-sized suitcase? Thanks!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Glad we could help. Just be prepared for your luggage to be either literally strapped to the roof or at the back of the bus with a ton of others stuff on top of it. Keep all valuables on you. We liked to sit in the back of the bus so we could keep an eye on our bags. Where are you all planning on going?


Monday 3rd of April 2017

Thank you for the post... your info helped us a lot! We did this trip on 2017-04-03, and the Dangriga bus is now $7 bzd. Everything else was accurate though. Thanks again!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Thanks for the update and glad to hear our guide helped you travel in Belize.

James Flowers

Monday 28th of October 2013

I agree with Ted! This article will help Hopkins.


Monday 28th of October 2013

Glad we can help drive some traffic to Hopkins!

Ted Mckoy Hopkins Belize Guide

Sunday 27th of October 2013

Thank you for the This Article it will help Hopkins a lot


Tuesday 15th of December 2015

Headed to Hopkins in February spending the entire month there. Would be interested in what to do how to get there information as well as some perhaps Guided days. Any advice?


Monday 28th of October 2013

No problem! People are always looking on the easiest way to get to places!