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What to Pack for a Week of Adventure in Belize
Viewed 41984 times since Sat, Nov 23, 2013
So you’ve got your ticket booked and you’ve bookmarked all the adventures you want to experience in Belize: exploring sacred Mayan caves, tubing along a lazy river and horseback riding past an ancient Maya city. But now you’re star... Read More
Does anyone know what the taxi fare is from Belize City to the airport?
Viewed 35938 times since Mon, Aug 6, 2007
The fixed fare between the international airport and Belize City is US$25 (for the taxi, not per person). Thats the airport taxi association fare. Take anyone else and other fares apply, about 30-40 bze dollars for taxi to city. Websites for the wate... Read More
When is the best time to visit Belize?
Viewed 34536 times since Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Belize’s high season for tourism runs from late November to late April, which coincides almost perfectly with the chill of winter in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The high season is also the dry season. If you want some unadulte... Read More
Belize Departure Tax
Viewed 24969 times since Sun, Jan 25, 2015
In Belize, departure tax is levied when you exit the country. The hight of the Belize departure tax depends on the method you choose to leave the country. Please note, that the departure tax is not included in your visa for Belize, which you must pay... Read More
20 things first-time visitors to Belize should know
Viewed 24511 times since Wed, Feb 1, 2017
We have had requests for a post to discuss the differences between rules/laws/expectations in Belize vs. North America, so that you can get the most out of some of the freedoms here, and also not get yourself in trouble by doing something that is nat... Read More
A primer on travel between Belize & Honduras
Viewed 22663 times since Fri, Feb 20, 2009
A PRIMER ON TRAVEL BETWEEN BELIZE AND HONDURASBy LAN SLUDERwww.belizefirst.com Many travelers would like to divide their time between Belize and Honduras. Others want to take advantage of cheap flights into San Pedro Sula and then move on to Be... Read More
What is the best was to get from Cancun (Mexico) to Corozal (Belize)
Viewed 19421 times since Thu, Jan 21, 2010
Cancun (Mexico) to Corozal (Belize) Background This information is based on research undertaken in May 2014 Cancun The cab drivers at Cancun airport have been jacking up the cost of a cab from the airport to Cancun. There have bee... Read More
Belize Fast Facts - FAQ
Viewed 17782 times since Mon, Aug 25, 2014
CLICK HERE for a PDF by the Belize Tourist Board, a quick guide to Belize. It is 2.5mb and eight pages, featuring sections on: Belize Fast Facts Traveling To Belize Adventure For All Belize By Region Belize Cuisine Belizean Culture
I will be staying in Ambergris and I have a plane leaving from Cancun. What should I do to reach Cancun airport on time (plane/bus/car) ?
Viewed 15683 times since Thu, Jun 18, 2009
Basically you need to get to Cancun through Corozal Belize and then Chetumal Mexico. Maya Island Air will start flying to Cancun, Guatemala City, and Honduras next month. The airline announced that it is going regional on July 8th. That’s when... Read More
Flying from Belize to Cancun Mexico
Viewed 15434 times since Mon, Nov 25, 2013
Flying from Belize to Cancun Mexico was super easy and very fast compared to going by land or boat. We left Belize at 11:30 am and landed in Cancun at 1:15 pm. As we are leaving Philip Goldson International Airport, it was very overcast and gray, ear... Read More
Whats the least expensive way from Belize to Tegucigalpa, Honduras?
Viewed 15404 times since Thu, Jun 18, 2009
The cheapest way would either be to take Linea Dorada and then ADN from Belize City to Guatemala City, and from there Tica Bus to San Salvador and then the economy Tica Bus or other bus to Tegucigalpa ... or else you can take one of the buses that no... Read More
Is there a shipping service from the USA Gulf States to Belize for an automobile-- passenger car ?
Viewed 15251 times since Mon, Mar 9, 2009
Most people drive their cars over from the States; that's the cheapest way. There are 3 shipping companies operating from Houston and Miami, but they mainly ship containers; The cheapest is from Miami: Hyde shipping. From Houston Concord shipp... Read More
Do you have a guestimate of what it would cost to ship a small pickup or vehicle to Belize?
Viewed 14428 times since Sun, Jan 28, 2007
It usually costs about $800.00 to ship a vehicle from Miami to most of Central America. Some companies will actually pick it up at your door and containerize it for shipment while others require that you drop it off at a port.Shipping costs are... Read More
We are considering a sail charter to Belize. Is it better to charter from San Pedro or Placencia or other mainland ports?
Viewed 10804 times since Tue, Dec 5, 2006
AC is generally just a start and end (if you do a round trip) point for charters. AC has much better provisioning opportunities than PLA, it's hard to get even the basics at times down there.As for the sailing and snorkeling, the snorkeling from San ... Read More
Do you have information regarding the number of visitors that go to Placencia, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye?
Viewed 10498 times since Fri, Feb 20, 2009
The best information I have on this is from a 2003 Belize TourismBoard Visitor Expenditure and Motivation study, released in 2004. Itwas a survey of 2,381 visitors at the international airport. It'spossible that the BTB has a more recent ... Read More
What is the best way to travel by air between San Pedro and Honduras or Belize City and Honduras?
Viewed 9829 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
Atlantic Air flies out of Belize to San Pedro Sula Honduras - that is the easiest way or take Taca via El Salvador. To contact Atlantic, In Belize you may call 225 -2045 and ask for the Taca Ticket counter - they take care of Atlantic in Belize
Do you have a bus schedule for Belize bus operators?
Viewed 9096 times since Sat, Apr 4, 2009
Belize Bus Routes & Schedules Benque Viejo to Belize City Belize City to Benque Viejo Southern Zone Schedule - Belize City - Punta Gorda Southern Zone Schedule - Punta Gorda - Belize City CLICK HERE This site has up to date information... ... Read More
Viewed 9051 times since Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Belize Tourist Card This is the easiest way to spend time in Belize. You can get a one month entry card when you land in Belize (or when you drive over the border from one of the neighboring countries). The first Belize Tourist Card installment is fr... Read More
Practically free ways to travel more safely than ever
Viewed 8413 times since Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Practically free ways to travel more safely than ever...and the tired advice most people still don't follow, but we know we should :) Over the last 2 years of having friends and guests (and ourselves) in Belize and elsewhere, we have watched as new a... Read More
I have a friend who might be interested in visiting Merida, Quintana Roo, and Belize. Can you give a few early ideas to be considering? Using Cancun as their arrival airport.
Viewed 8322 times since Wed, Dec 31, 2014
merida is one of my favorite cities on the planet. have been there perhaps 20 times, the first being on my 40th birthday 23 yrs ago. we used to stay at the grand hotel, which is close to the central plaza, and used to be full of antiques. it has gone... Read More
Can you get visa information online?
Viewed 7973 times since Mon, Jan 5, 2009
If you have questions about immigration processes to Belize you have found the right post. Thanks to Dr. D. L. Lawrence, it is no longer a mystery of how to live and work in Belize. She has researched and written The Docume... Read More
Has anyone traversed the Old Belize River with 4 ft draft craft from the sea entrance by Haulover Bridge to the Boom Bridge? What would be the narrowest and widest point in feet?
Viewed 7558 times since Sat, Nov 1, 2008
The width of the river is pretty much standard between 100 and 200 feet. The widest part is that area between Haulover Bridge and Manatee Lookout. In terms of depth except for some submerged piles just past Manatee Lookout ( behind the old BEC Sawmil... Read More
I will come to Belize by car from Guatemala and back. What I need and where is the Carpark during my stay in San Pedro or Caye Caulker?
Viewed 6075 times since Thu, Apr 24, 2014
You will need to keep the car on the mainland, say Belize City or Corozal. There are no places on the islands to park cars. You can just leave your car in the parking lot at Municipal Airport, it is the smaller airport in downtown Belize City, f... Read More
Visa for Belize
Viewed 4018 times since Sat, Jan 24, 2015
All visitors to Belize must be in the possession of a valid passport. This passport must be valid for at least six (6) months after the intended departure from Belize. Note that this means that if you wish to spend time in Belize from January until J... Read More
What type of transport is available from San Pedro/Ambergris to: 1/ Chetumal OR 2/Xcalak
Viewed 2962 times since Tue, Jan 10, 2017
To Chetumal, there are water ferries such as the Thunderbolt. There is no scheduled transportation to Xcalak, one would need to hire a private boat. Read More
Best way to travel from San Pedro to Punta Gorda?
Viewed 2952 times since Tue, May 16, 2017
Looking for advice on best way and less expense way to go from San Pedro to the south, Punta Gorda and then back up to Gales Point then to airport. (Traveling end of June 2017) Do I need to book ahead or can I decide as I am traveling whether to fly... Read More
Viewed 2847 times since Sat, Oct 22, 2016
We are Traveling to Ambergis Key and staying at Ramon's Village in February 2017. I''m worried about the Zika virus. I''m not planning on getting pregnant but the mosquitos always bite me. Tell me more about this. How many cases of Zika were found in... Read More
Viewed 1118 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2018
My husband and I fly into Belize at 4:00pm, and have to go thru customs and then taxi to the ferry. What is the latest ferry that will run that we can get tickets for? Are there other options if we can not catch a ferry with you on that day and time.... Read More
11 Reasons Why To Choose Belize, as Your Destination Vacation
Viewed 1089 times since Thu, Mar 29, 2018
(1) English Speaking (2) United States Dollars widely accepted in Belize - ease of exchange ($1 USD equal to $2 BZD) (3) 1 Hr/45 Minutes from Miami and 2 Hrs from Houston International Airports (4) Sub-Tropical weather all year long (5) Second Large... Read More
What Do You need to know When you travel to Mexico?
Viewed 784 times since Tue, Oct 30, 2018
When you arrive in Mexico as a tourist how long can you stay?As a tourist, you will enter Mexico on a Visitors Permit (FMM) this permit will typically grant you a maximum 180 days which cannot be renewed in Mexico, you must leave the country before i... Read More