All international flights land at the Philip Goldson international airport in Belize City and most international cruise lines dock in Belize City as well. From there, it’s easy to get to Dangriga, the cultural capital of the country, a bustling city located in the southeastern Stann Creek District of Belize.
Belize City remains the largest urban area in the country, giving travelers numerous options to get to Dangriga. These include:
Belize’s two domestic air carriers, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air, both have multiple daily flights between Dangriga and Belize City. Some flights connect to the Philip Goldson international airport (BZE) and some to the Sir Barry Bowen Airport (TZA), formerly known as the Belize City Municipal Airport. Although this is the fastest way to travel to Dangriga (approximately 20 minutes flying time), this is the most expensive method of traveling between the two cities.
Belize has a comprehensive network of affordable public buses. Travel time is approximately three and a half hours. Locally known as “chicken buses,” public transportation can be difficult if you have a lot of luggage. Buses make frequent stops and crowding can be an issue.
Although Dangriga and Belize City are both on the coast, there are no regular ferry or water taxi services between the two cities. It may be possible to hire a charter service to travel to Dangriga from Belize City by sea.
Whether via shuttle or rental vehicle, it’s easy to get to Dangriga from Belize City. From Belize City, take the Western Highway (officially the George Price Highway) towards Belmopan before turning south on the Hummingbird Highway that leads directly into the town of Dangriga. Taxis can be hired to take you anywhere in the country, but the journey from Belize City to Dangriga is usually prohibitively expensive unless you’re prepared to share the fare with a group.
To make the most of your vacation in southern Belize, rely on Uncharted Jewel Belize. Uncharted Jewel Belize can arrange for affordable door to door shuttle service anywhere in the country.
Uncharted Jewel Belize can book tours to the top spots in the area as well as arrange for lodging at finer resorts, lodges, and hotels. Uncharted Jewel Belize can also arrange for private ground transfer or shuttle service to Dangriga from any location, including the international airport and marine docks of Belize City.