How To Ride A Taxi In Belize
Confession: When I first came to Belize, I could not figure out why cars kept honking at me. Did I just drop something? Was I accidentally walking in their way? Or was it just harass the gringo time? When I finally asked a Belizean friend, she got a good laugh, because all those cars were simply taxis letting me know they had free space for a passenger.
Riding a taxi is one of the best ways to get around in Belize, and also a great way to get a bit more authentic in your travels because it’s how many locals travel. Belize taxis are ordinary cars; usually the only thing that indicates it is a taxi is the green license plate. Taxis are shared, so don’t be surprised if the driver pulls over during your trip and accepts a few more passengers. The fare is usually set, and you pay for yourself. For example, to ride from San Ignacio to the Guatemala border is about $10.00 BZ per person, whether there is one person riding or five. You hail a taxi by standing on the side of the road for the direction you want to travel – a taxi with a free space will indicate with honking or flashing lights. Give them a wave and they will stop for you.
Some Belize taxi advice
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