Driving in Belize

Driving in Belize is an adventure that may test you, depending on where you’re heading.

Driving in Belize is an adventure that may test you, depending on where you’re heading. You can rent a car at the Belize International Airport. Several car rental companies can be found right in the parking lot of the airport. Be sure to get a map of Belize and directions from your hotel to wherever you are going. Know that no matter how good the directions may seem, there will probably be a fair amount of guessing and hoping that you are on the correct road. Just look at it as part of the adventure, because it is. While there are signs directing you from town to town, the signs are few and far between and you may go several miles wondering if you are still on the right track. Again, the journey is part of the destination. If you get lost, one of the locals will be happy to point you in the right direction.

If you’re renting a car, be sure to get a sturdy 4x4 as the roads here are bumpy. We also advise that you only drive during the day...finding yourself on a very dark, very bumpy, very long and twisty road during the night is not a good idea. Besides, wouldn’t you rather be relaxing at night?

Also, you'll notice speed bumps and lots of them. We use speed bumps as opposed to stoplights in many areas. You really have to slow down when approaching them. They're frequent, but it gives you the opportunity to slow down and see a little bit more of the country, and you can probably buy a tasty treat from one of the local vendors.

It’s not all bumps here. There are three paved highways running through Belize that can get you where you need to go. They are: the Phillip Goldson Highway, which runs between the Mexican border and Belize City; the George Price Highway, running between. Belize City to the border of Guatemala; and the Hummingbird Highway which leads to southern Belize.

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18 Degrees North

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  • Ambergris Caye

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A Belizean Nirvana

Welcome to Nirvana. Come Stay with us and we will make you feel special!!

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  • Placencia

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- Accommodation

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$150 - $325 USD

A New Dawn Beach House

A New Dawn Beach House

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  • Placencia

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- Accommodation

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$400 - $928 USD
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A Piece of Ground

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  • Punta Gorda

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- Accommodation

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A.K. Mayflower Casita

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  • Ambergris Caye

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- Accommodation

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Acropolis Maya Hotel

Destination

  • San Ignacio

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- Accommodation

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Adagio Villa

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

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- Accommodation

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Affairs To Remember

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  • Placencia

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- Accommodation

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Agape House

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  • Ambergris Caye

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- Accommodation

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Agua Villa House

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  • Placencia

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- Accommodation

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A Plus Adventure Belize

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  • Belize City
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A-1 Tours

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  • Belize City
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Action Boys

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  • Belize City

Action Divers and Adventures

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Adventure Quest Belize

Destination

  • Belmopan

Alternate Adventures Ltd.

Destination

  • Hopkins

Ambergris Divers

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  • Ambergris Caye
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Amigos Del Mar

Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop

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  • Ambergris Caye

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  • Scuba Diving
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Amphilife Tours

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  • Belize City

Anda De Water Tours

Anda De Wata Snorkel Tours!

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  • Caye Caulker

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  • Snorkeling
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International Costa Maya Festival 2018

By now Belize is known for its umpteen festivals – food, culture, you name it – and the International Costa Maya Festival is no doubt the highlight of the country’s “La Isla Bonita.” Otherwise know

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Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine

Belize continues to thrive in the culinary scene and those dabbing in the art of gastronomy are now able to witness up front nouvelle Belizean cuisine.

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  • Belize City

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Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia.

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  • Placencia

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Chocolate Festival of Belize 2018

As if one food festival in May wasn’t enough, the annual Chocolate Festival of Belize is celebrated every year over the Commonw

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge.

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Cashew Heartland in its Glory

Every May, Belizeans and tourists alike gather at the quaint bird-haven of

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Belize 15th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Festival

Immerse yourself in Belize’s diverse art scene on February 10th and 11th, 2018, for Placencia’s annual Sidewalk Art Festival.

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  • Placencia

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BETEX 2017

The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) anticipates a very successful (Belize Tourism Expo) BETEX 2017 in Belize’s capital, Belmopan.

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Garifuna Settlement Day 2016

At the onset of day, be among the hundreds of onlookers lining the coast for a glimpse of the historical “Garifuna Se

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  • Belize City
  • Dangriga
  • Hopkins
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda
  • Toledo

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Battle of the Drums & Food Fete 2016

The hypnotic melodies of Garifuna drumming are resounding beats of the south.

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  • Hopkins
  • Punta Gorda

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Caves and Crystal Maidens. All at the ATM.

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  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

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  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
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Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary

Hot springs and hiking awaits...

Destination

  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Altun Ha

See the Sun God made of Jade.

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Bacalar Chico

Land or sea, it's all happening here.

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Belize Barrier Reef

Category

  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Protected Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Barton Creek Cave

Explore the ancient Maya cave of Barton Creek.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Birding
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Belize Botanical Gardens

Nice people. Amazing gardens.

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  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Birding
  • Protected Area

Belize Supreme Court

A courthouse you’ll want to visit.

Destination

  • Belize City

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  • Historic Landmark

Belize Zoo

Get acquainted with our animal friends.

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan

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  • Birding
  • Cruise
  • Ecotours
  • Family Friendly
  • Museum

Benque House of Culture

It’s all beauty and goodness at Benque House.

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  • Benque Viejo del Carmen

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  • Museum

Billy Barquedier National Park

Take a break at Billy Barquedier...

Destination

  • Hopkins
  • Placencia

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  • Birding
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area