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.
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.