Directions to The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel
Map & Directions
If you are in the village already turn right at King Cassava Bar and head south, The hostel has a wooden fence and a terrace thatched roof. If you have reached the Happy supermarket you have gone too far. We are one lot back from the beach. (you cant miss us, we have loads of signs up everywhere.)
Local Public transport
Local busses run from from Dangriga 40 minutes and Punta Gorda 3 hours away. When coming from The south (Punta Gorda, Independance, Placencia etc) the bus can drop you off at the junction at the end of the Hopkins road. From there it is 4 miles to the village. It is easy to hitch a ride in a passing vehicle or wait at the junction for the bus from Dangriga to Hopkins that will collect you. Buses leave Dangriga at 10:00 am and 5:00pm
National and international public transport
Getting from Mexico to Belize:
You can get a direct bus to Belize city from Cancun, Playa del carmen, Tulum and Chetumal to get to Belize from Mexico with ADO bus lines (no need to book) and from there a local bus to Dangriga which run throughout the day from 5 am till 8 pm. To get from Dangriga to Hopkins there is a bus that leaves at 10:00 am and 5:00pm from the bus terminal on the south side of town.
Coming to Belize from Guatemala by land you will come to Flores and cross the border at Benque Viejo where there will be buses or taxis that will take you to the Benque Viejo bus terminal and from there the route is to St Ignacio, then Belmopan, Dangriga and then Hopkins Village buses run all day and it takes no more than 3 hours to reach Dangriga.
Getting from Guatemala to Belize by boat:
There are boats every day except Sundays from Livingstone and Puerto Barrios to Punta Gorda From Punta Gorda it is a 3 hour bus ride to The Hopkins junction. There are also Boats from Puerto Cortez in Honduras once a week on a Monday morning.
One can also fly with a local airline to Dangriga from either Belize city, Orange walk, St Ignacio, Punta gorda, Belmopan, Corazal, St Pedro and Key Calker. Tickets start at around 50 USD.