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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Almond Tree Inn

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Alta Vista

Destination

  • Caye Caulker

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Amanda's Place

Amanda's Place - gorgeous self catering homes in flower filled garden with pool, 150 feet from the Beach.

Destination

  • Caye Caulker

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$80 - $175 USD
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Amber Sunset Jungle Lodge

Destination

  • Western Belize Rural

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Ambergris Lake Villas

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Anchorage Resort

We welcome you to the most enjoyable experience of your holidays training or business travel

Destination

  • Caye Caulker

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$47 - $67 USD
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Angel's Cabins

Destination

  • Placencia

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- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Angel's Landing

Destination

  • Placencia

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Aqua Oasis Guest House

Destination

  • Placencia

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Aqua Vista Beachfront Suites

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Back2Belize Excursions

Destination

  • Belize City

Bakabush Adventure Tours Ltd.

Destination

  • Belize City
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Balaam Eco Adventures

Destination

  • Belmopan

Balam-Ha Adventures

Destination

  • Belize City

Banyan Bay Dive Shop

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Barefoot Fisherman Expeditions

Destination

  • Caye Caulker
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Bel-Pearl Tours

Destination

  • Belize City

Belize & Beyond Nature Tours

Destination

  • Belize City
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Belize Academy of Diving

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

2015 FIESTARAMA – BUSINESS EXPO

Join in the excitement that only “Fiestarama – Business Expo 2015” provides!

Destination

  • Orange Walk

Event Date

Belize International Film Festival 2015

Das "Belize International Film Festival 2015" feiert seine 10. Ausgabe mit einer Fülle von lokalen, regionalen und internationalen Filmen. Seien Sie dabei, während alles vom 17. bis 19.

Destination

  • Placencia

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

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2015 Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic

Join the excitement as Belize’s top sporting event and festivity, the “Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic,” unfolds April 4th, 2015!

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

Belize Reef Week 2015

With over 608,740 acres of preserve waters, inclusive of 13 marine protected zones and the thriving (185 mile-long) Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, Belize celebrates “Reef Week 2015”!

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Caye Caulker
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda
  • The Blue Hole
  • Toledo
  • Turneffe Atoll

Event Date

2015 La Ruta Maya - Belize River Challenge

The intrigue of “La Ruta Maya-Belize River Challenge 2015” is one that has to be experienced by all!  Get ready to witness the over 75 teams canoeing through the Belize River for the covet

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Valentine's Day Cycling Classic

In the season of all things love, observe the passion and endurance by cyclists vying for the “20th Annual Valentine’s Day Cycling Classic 2015” title on February 22nd!  

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 San Pedro Carnaval

Travel to La Isla Bonita, San Pedro-Ambergris Caye and immerse yourselves in the island traditions of “2015 San Pedro Carnaval”, February (7th, 13th – 18th).

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Event Date

Placencia Mistletoe Ball 2014

On this tropical night, be absorbed by the enchantment of the Holiday Season as you dance and feast under the mistletoe...

Destination

  • Placencia

Event Date

San Pedro’s Annual Boat Lighting Parade 2014

December 6th, 2014 marks the 8th Annual Boat Lighting Parade 2014. Join the nighttime festivities as the colorfully-lit boats parade yards from the shorelines of Ambergris Caye!

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Event Date

Community Baboon Sanctuary

This place is a howling good time.

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan

Category

  • Ecotours
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Corozal House of Culture

Explore the history of this remarkable destination...

Destination

  • Corozal

Category

  • Museum

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Grab a canoe and head to Crooked Tree.

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Orange Walk

Category

  • Backpacking
  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Cultural Heritage Trail Tour

Take a hike you can really learn from. 

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Davis Falls

Get off the grid at Davis Falls.

Destination

  • Hopkins

Category

  • Birding
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

El Pilar

See how commoners lived in uncommon times.

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Elbow

Explore the Eagle Ray & Gorgonian waters of the south...

Destination

  • Hopkins
  • Placencia

Category

  • Ecotours
  • Protected Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Elijio Panti National Park

Discover the healing power of Panti Park.

Destination

  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Emerald Forest Reef

An unforgettable reef exploration...

Destination

  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Placencia

Category

  • Performing Arts
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Gabriel Hoare Market

Buy local at the market.

Destination

  • Corozal

Category

  • Market