Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and diverse jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, with hundreds of islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins and many protected areas which contain different species of flora and fauna; without a doubt, a place like nowhere else.
Getting to and around Belize is very easy, with many means of transportation options and exceptional hospitality infrastructure. If you are planning to take a trip here, you can easily find a guide and see what this incredible country has to offer.
Flying to Belize
The easiest and most popular way to get to Belize is by flying into the Philip Goldson International Airport located in Belize City. The most common airlines are Air Canada, American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta, Maya Island Air, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Tropic Air, United Airlines, WestJet and Tag Airlines.
After arriving in Belize, there are many ways in which you can explore the country. Below is a list of different options which will enable you to travel into this beautiful country.
* Interesting Tip
At the airport, there’s an office for the Belize Tourism Board, where you can pick up some free maps and brochures to plan your stay.
You can get a connecting flight from the International Airport to different Districts around Belize. With Maya Island Air you can travel to San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia, Dangriga, Orange Walk, and San Ignacio. The cost of these flights ranges from $60 US to $160 US one way, and in less than 30 minutes, you can beat your favorite destination.
Looking for a Road Trip?
If you are more interested in a road trip, renting a car is a great option, and you can experience self-guided travel. Belize has a well-planned highway and road system by which all mainland districts can be reached. It will definitely be an amazing adventure.
Water Taxi and Boat Charters
Looking to visit the cayes, water taxis and charter boats are the main means of transportation.
Water taxis have regular scheduled trips between Belize City, Caye Caulker and San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, for $25 BZD one way.
If you are looking for a boat charter, you can request a private boat and get a custom trip to any coastal town or island in Belize. Some favorite destinations are Caye Caulker, San Pedro, Goff’s Caye, Caye Chapel, and English Caye.
Now that you know how to get here… pack your bags and visit Belize!
Written by: Cristina Reyna