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Stann Creek

district of Belize

7.4km

16.8667-88.2167

Dangriga

Large Garifuna town in the south, formerly known as Stann Creek Town

12km

16.9667-88.2167

Tobacco Caye

island in Belize

24km

16.8983-88.0619

Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

30km

16.593889-88.366667

Placencia

Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

39km

16.51-88.37

Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

99km

16.1-88.8

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla GutiƩrrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

461km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

33km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

44km

16.7162-88.6608

Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

66km

17.488032-88.189813

Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

66km

17.48833333-88.18666667

St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

66km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

67km

17.493477-88.186068

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

67km

17.33333333-87.86666667

Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

92km

17.1457-89.0741

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

93km

16.76388889-89.1175

Altun Ha

archaeological site

95km

17.76395-88.347061

Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

95km

17.31527778-87.53444444

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

95km

17.31555556-87.53444444

Bullet Tree Falls

97km

17.168-89.111

Lubaantun

human settlement

97km

16.28165-88.95945

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

98km

17.089059-89.141427

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

102km

17.7525-88.65444444

Moho River

river in Belize

106km

16.05984-88.85193

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

110km

17.869-88.003

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Hopkins (Belize)

Belize
Hopkins is a small village in Stann Creek in Belize with a long beach and access to the Belize Barrier Reef for snorkeling and diving, garifuna drumming, and nearby nature parks.

Personal note

The town seemed to be full of stoners. When I arrived at my hotel the owner was nowhere to be seen. As I was about to give up a boat appeared, and a lady in her 50s got out, high as a kite, and put a lei of flowers around my neck.

She asked me if I wanted dinner, and I said okay. A man at the table took LSD and then I was offered some cake. I politely declined, not sure what was in it. I don't remember much about Hopkins over then this interesting hostel encounter.

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