Welcome to Latitude 17°

Most of my life until Belize was spent in the cold north of Canada. When i first came to Belize 9 years ago i stayed at All Season Guest House and feel in love with the Village of Hopkins. The adventures down here are fantastic with the sea for diving,fishing, snorkeling, island hoping,swimming and beach walks. Then i discovered the jungle and Mayan ruins. After 2 years staying in All Seasons i bought my own property in the village. First i had 2 Mennonite cabanas brought on the property and set them up and that is how Latitude 17 began 7 years ago. Over the years i built a large garage and house in the back for my self and then a few more rooms in front under the South Cabana.

For the first year i had manager run the property but now it is run as a family operation with the help of my girlfriend and her sister. We have been planting more flower and fruit trees on the property every year to make it a tropical paradise. Latitude 17 is located in the center of village and is a great place to see how local village life is really like. You are only a few step from the sea to go swim or walk the beach.

Most days i get up and head of to the sea and go out on my stand up peddle board for a few hours with dolphins and manatees around me. The river and lagoon nearby are great for fishing. Then traveling around the country on motorbike is the best way to get around and see everything. The jungle hiking in The Cockcomb basin is incredible with mountain water fall swims and river tubing and many great trails to hick.

It is joy for me to meet new guest and help the find out all the great adventures that Belize has to offer then and see the smiles on their face when they come back at the end of the day and tell me stories of their adventure.

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We stayed here for a full week and it is now a fond memory... but a place we hope to return to! We are budget conscious, but like our comfort and independence, and this was perfect. A great central location to watch the sights and sounds from our deck, or relax in air conditioned comfort inside if we chose. Very well kept, clean and spacious. My only tip is don't plan to eat too much at "home" as the food is not expensive 😉
“Perfect Honeymoon” Sydney, Australia
Our stay in Hopkins at Latitude 17 was wonderful. Clean, comfortable, to include very good firm bed! It is very central to the village with a wonderful porch to lay in hammocks or sit with coffee at the table. We loved bikes as part of the package, used them everyday, all day, perfect way to get to around. Directly across from the beach! The ease of arrival and departure was perfect, Mirko there to answer all questions. Mirko provided a phone, a nice amenity. All in all loved Hopkins! and our stay at Latitude 17!!! Definitely recommend and hopefully will be back!
“Fantastic, highly recommend!!!!” zeezers49 from Denver, Colorado
We arrived at Latitude 17 and the unit was as expected. It is centrally located in Hopkins Village and convenient as a base for activities around the area. The unit was furnished with anything you might need. Fully stocked kitchen even though we didn't cook, we used the toaster, microwave and coffee maker. Also has a full size fridge which is nice. It is located one block back from the beach and within walking distance of the grocery and some of the restaurants. There are bikes available for each unit. Emma, who oversees the day to day operation is a wealth of information about anything in the are that you would like to know. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
“Nice home base for activities!” Sydney, Australia
I stayed here 14 nights as part of a 32 night stay at the property. Its better than described and the pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful hardwood furniture, floors, ceilings. High quality brand name fixtures/appliances/mattress. With a Grocery left and market to the right, we used the full kitchen for most meals and splurged at one of the many local restaurants every third night for fun. We spent many hours on the front deck enjoying the sun and town. Miles long, unbroken beach was super swimming friendly and only seconds away. Long gradual totally sandy deepening and no rips or currents make it very family friendly and we were found there daily. On the few days the winds were up we fell asleep and woke to the sound of the surf.
Saka.tran Palm Beach, USA
This is a very nice place, it is a studio type place, which means a queen size bed , two bed side tables with lamps ,a eating table with a small fridge underneath, beautiful large bathroom with shower. Everything you need, such as towels for bathroom and beach.The sea is maybe half a block away. There are bikes which guests are welcome to use. This is located in the Centre of the village so walking distance to grocery store and places to eat. This is ideal for vacationers who just want to relax and not have to cook.I just loved it would recommend it very highly.
Mauna Dickens Sydney, Australia
Hopkins is a small village that does its best to maintain its Garifuna culture and way of life. If you want to be 'away from it all', this may not be the best option. As pointed out by previous reviews, it is located close to the center of the community where you can watch the life walk, ride, and drive by while you are relaxed in a hammock perched overhead on the balcony. We enjoyed the short walk to the grocery store and restaurants, and feeling a part of the activity, but very much safe and comfortable in our cottage. The owner lives right behind this property and was super friendly as is the manager. The beaches in Hopkins vary in quality. Plastics, and their buildup along the shoreline, are an unfortunate eyesore and consequence of lack of sanitation and recycling. That being said, we enjoyed the small walk to the beach and swimming just off the shoreline. We found the cottage to be quite comfortable, with a nice little kitchen, comfortable beds, and a reasonable price.
Saka.tran Palm Beach, USA

Our Standard

Spacious, bright and fully equipped to make your stay unforgettable.

1. Right on the center.

We are located on the center of Hopkins Village. It makes the experience of the local life more close to our guest. Enjoy of the delicious food prepared by local kitchens and so much more.

2. Never compared with others.

All our guest enjoy their stay to the maximum! With so much happening around and locals parties with drumming dancing every week.

3. Keep the authentic of Hopkins

We are know as a place matching the expectation of the local life. We are surrounded by authentic Garifuna people and local gift shops. Our place is decorate by local items and diverse of plants of our tropical country.

4. Make the Belize experience a great experience.

Our guest’s review are authentic expressions of their experiences in Belize. We guarantee the enjoyment  and relaxing in our Cabanas and Rooms. Everything you need is right in our place.

Our Hotel Staff

As a family business, we will like to make you feel in family in Latitude 17

Debora Cockborn

We care about what our guest need.

Belinda Cockborn

We take care what our guest need during their stay. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Wade Sekulich

We love meet people and see them enjoy their vacations in our place.