Getting around the country of Belize can be quite simple; driving through the city and various districts is not as hard as you think. Renting a car in Belize is very convenient for those who are traveling in groups or with children because it’s easier to get around and affordable for everyone. Here’s a guide to help you rent a car on your trip to Belize.
Where can you rent a car?
Whether you’re in one of the six districts or at one of the main islands, there are always car rental companies to be found. After you land at the Philip Goldson Int’l Airport, there are three different car rental businesses outside of the airport. You can easily go over to one of them, check out their prices and the types of cars available, and take your pick. Bear in mind that you will come across others, both on the highway as you leave the airport, and there are definitely more businesses you can choose from as there are a couple on the highway when you are leaving the airport and many more in each district. Car rental businesses are easy to find – you just have to ask a local or check our good pal Google.
Here’s our top recommendation for Car Rentals in Belize
AQ Belize Car Rental, Crystal Auto Rental, Car One Rental, Budget Rent-a-Car, Hertz Rent-A-Car, and Auto Rental.
How to rent a car?
- Most businesses are open between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Saturday; so you can walk into any one of them and rent a car.
- If you’re on one of the islands – Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker, you can ask any one of the locals about a golf cart rental business (they don’t use many cars since it’s the beach and the streets are pretty small).
- You can rent a car or golf cart through your hotel, more than likely at a more reasonable rate.
- Websites such as Trip Advisor, Travelocity, Booking and others help you to find car rental businesses in Belize and most of the time you can rent your car through one of these websites.
- If the business has its own website then you can rent a car through the website before you get to Belize, so your car will be ready when you arrive at the airport.
Fees vary by company and type of vehicle. The norm is from $150-$250 BZD per day. This covers the car, insurance, and other conditions the dealer will inform you of. It’s not too expensive, especially if you’re traveling with friends so you can split the cost.
Tips for Tourist
When driving in Belize there are only a few places where a 4WD vehicle is required, so if you are planning to visit this destination see the list below:
- Mystic River Resort (Mountain Pineridge, Cayo District)
- Monkey River Resort (Toledo District)
- Better in Belize (Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo District)
- Toucan House (Cayo District)
- Martz Farm (Cayo District)
- HideAway Camp (Cayo District)
- Casa Santa Maria (Cayo District)
- Going to any destination on the Hydro Road (Cayo District)
Written by Reyann Garcia