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Traveling from Belize city to Hopkins to??

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Traveling from Belize city to Hopkins to??

Hello! My boyfriend and I are leaving July 19th (less than a week) to stay in Hopkins. Originally, we decided to fly into belize city, fly to dangriga from there and bus it to hopkins. Now we are trying to decide if we should rent a car? We have no specific plans yet, just want to wing it and have a great time seeing some sites and visiting some local places. Would like to do some snorkeling, cave tubing perhaps, zip lining and jungle hiking or visit some nature/animal preserves. We are super laid back and go with the flow people. Thanks for any advice friends!

San Ignacio, Belize
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1. Re: Traveling from Belize city to Hopkins to??

Car rentals here are quite expensive, so if you don't want to blow your budget, you needn't get one. Since ;tour guides supply the transportation, you don't always need a car. But to explore on your own, you might want a car for a day or 2... I'm not sure if Hopkins has any car rental places.

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2. Re: Traveling from Belize city to Hopkins to??

Car rental will save you money on transfers and tours. You can hire guided at most sites and attraction. The up side to hiring a guide/driver is being with some who knows the natural history of where you are going, flora and fauna, the politics, cultures and issues in Belize. It provides for a more full experiance and better understanding of the country.

Placencia, Belize
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3. Re: Traveling from Belize city to Hopkins to??

We don't really have rent it here leave it there car rental in Belize, where available it is pricey. I would say, stick to plan A, but aim to get a taxi at Dangriga or you risk a lot of hanging around and messing around by bus. Taxis are cheap. Your resort may organise transfers too.

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