While every visitor comes into Belize at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport near Belize City, few people decide to stick around Belize City for very long. The capital city may be the business hub, but it offers little in the way of culture or relaxation. While Belize is a relatively small country, most resorts are miles away from Belize City at resort hubs like Placencia, Hopkins, and Dangriga. Whether you’re staying at a resort, a condo, or an airbnb, you’re going to need to plan for transit. Here’s what you should know.
If you really want to cover the whole scope of Belize during your trip, a rental car might be a sensible choice. But anyone looking to stay a little more rooted might find that it’s not worth your time. A rental car won’t do you much good on the surrounding cayes, and many of the communities on the Belize mainland can be navigated just as sensibly on foot, bike, or golf cart. And while Belize’s interior roads are beautiful, they’re better experienced as a passenger than a driver.
Taxis are relatively cheap in Belize, but these services are generally better equipped for getting around a major metropolis like Belize City or San Pedro rather than crossing the countryside. A lack of fixed rates means that you may be able to negotiate something with a driver, but chances are that you’ll end up paying significantly more than you would from other services.
If you’re staying on one of the major islands off the coast of Belize like Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye, you’re going to need to take the water taxi to get there. Fortunately, you can catch the water taxi right in Belize City. A regular schedule ensures that getting to and from the mainland is never too difficult.
Uncharted Jewel Belize
Whether you’re staying in Placencia, Hopkins Village, or any number of other communities throughout Belize, your best option for reaching your airbnb safe and with a full wallet is Uncharted Jewel Belize. Our tour and adventure company has built our business on knowing the wilds of Belize inside and out, and we can make sure that you get to your destination at a reasonable price. Our flat rates ensure that you’ll always know what to expect, and we can even help you find the coolest adventures and excursions throughout Belize.