Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#20692 - 03/14/06 02:06 AM would you fly or drive
thnkart Offline
Hi all!!!!!!!!

I will be landing in Belize City at about 11:14, have to stow my luggage at the Embassy Hotel and can be ready to head to Tikal by car/bus hopefully by 12:00.

OR

I can take the flight to Flores at 3:00 and then drive an hour (?) to Tikal.

Which would get me there sooner. I would love to be able to explore the park for an hour or two before it gets pitch black. What do you think?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

Top
#20693 - 03/14/06 12:24 PM Re: would you fly or drive
silkpainter Offline
I would fly, its at LEAST 5 hours by road from Belize City to Flores. YOU MIGHT END UP ON THE ROAD AFTER DARK. Its not any cheaper to rent a car/pay for gas than it is to fly. You can also get a one way flight to Flores and then take a tourist shuttle back to Belize City. The shuttle bus is only $20 U.S. from Flores to Belize City.
_________________________
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina
http://www.caribbean-colors.com
http://www.caribbean-colors.blogspot.com

Top
#20694 - 03/15/06 12:48 AM Re: would you fly or drive
thnkart Offline
Thanks for the advice. We are driving straight to Tikal though...wouldn't that be 4 hours? Isn't Tikal an hour from Flores?

Top
#20695 - 03/15/06 01:24 AM Re: would you fly or drive
clover Offline
If you drive 70mph from Belize City to the border.....and you know your way through Guatemala ..no hang ups at the border.......4 hours.

Top
#20696 - 03/15/06 01:29 PM Re: would you fly or drive
Barbara K Offline
Fly. Things take a lot longer than you would think looking at a map. Nothing ever goes as planned in Belize. "Stress" if you try to push it. "Better than you would have expected" if you relax and take it as it comes.

I assume you know most car rental companies will not let their vehicels cross into Guat and those that will do not offer insurance while you are there. There is a reason for this!
_________________________
www.barbsbelize.com

Top
#20697 - 03/15/06 01:34 PM Re: would you fly or drive
NYgal Offline
Are you able to spend the night in San Ignacio? Proceed in the morning?

Top
#20698 - 03/16/06 12:43 AM Re: would you fly or drive
thnkart Offline
yes and thanks NYgal. Someone else had that idea.I think that is what I will do. How long would it take by bus to get to SI? What about Tikal to Bellmopan? any estimates?

Top
#20699 - 03/16/06 01:37 PM Re: would you fly or drive
crockhunter Offline
Bus to SI is about 2 1/2 hours. It's been a cuople of years, but I think about four hours from Tikal to Belmopan.

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 36 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,674 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,055 Topics
462,292 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.