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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Belcove Island Lodge

Historic Gallows Point Caye

Destination

  • Belize City

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Boutique Resort & Spa

Destination

  • Central Coast Rural

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Hutz

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Belize Inn Your Dreams

Destination

  • Hopkins

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Island Beach House

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Jungle Dome

Destination

  • Central Coast Rural

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Ocean Club

Discover the secrets of Belize, from Mayan Ruins to Pristine Beaches to your very own Belize Ocean Club!

Destination

  • Placencia

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$259 - $598 USD
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Belize River Lodge

Destination

  • Central Coast Rural

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

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Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club

Destination

  • Placencia

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

Belizean Cove Estates

Pure luxury and ultimate privacy overlooking the beautiful Caribbean

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$468 - $1050 USD
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Belize R Us

Let Belize R Us manage your Tour Excursion if arriving on a Cruise Ship or overnight Belize Vacation

Destination

  • Belize City
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Belize Rays Ltd.

Destination

  • Belize City
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Belize River Lodge Ltd

Destination

  • Belize City
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Belize River Tours

Destination

  • Belize City
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Belize Sailing Charters

Destination

  • Placencia

Belize Shore Tours

Destination

  • Belize City

Belize Soft Adventures

Experience everything Belizean

Destination

  • Belize City

Belize Sports Fishing

Here to get you hooked up!

Destination

  • Dangriga

Activities Available

  • Snorkeling

Belize Sub-Sea Travel & Tours

Destination

  • Belize City

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Top 5 Romantic Belize Destinations

Love is in the air, and these bucket list destinations can turn the shores of Belize to your romantic playground ..

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Caye Caulker
  • Corozal
  • Hopkins
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Beaches and Coast
  • Honeymoons
  • Islands
  • Romantic Getaway

Top 5 Romantic Belize Destinations

Love is in the air, and these bucket list destinations can turn the shores of Belize to your romantic playground ..

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Caye Caulker
  • Corozal
  • Hopkins
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Beaches and Coast
  • Honeymoons
  • Islands
  • Romantic Getaway

Top 3 Romantic Belize Activities

Der Zauber von Belize sorgt für eine Umgebung, die zu mehr Tiefe zwischen den Partnern beiträgt ...

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Caye Caulker
  • Hopkins

Category

  • Backpacking
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Hiking
  • Honeymoons
  • Islands
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Snorkeling

The Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail

Take the Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail Tour to begin an intimate journey filled with discoveries.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Family Friendly
  • Maya
  • Urban Attractions

The Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail

Take the Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail Tour to begin an intimate journey filled with discoveries.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Family Friendly
  • Maya
  • Urban Attractions

The Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail

Take the Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail Tour to begin an intimate journey filled with discoveries.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Family Friendly
  • Maya
  • Urban Attractions

The Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail

Take the Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail Tour to begin an intimate journey filled with discoveries.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Family Friendly
  • Maya
  • Urban Attractions

San Jose Succotz Festival

It is no secret that many of the traditions and beliefs in Belize are what make the renowned jewel so colorful.

Destination

  • Western Belize Rural

Nim Li Punit

Play the field at Nim Li Punit.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

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

Nohock Che'en Caves Branch Archeological Reserve

Travel ancient Maya routes in Nohock.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Rainforest Medicine Trail

Learn about Maya medicine on Medicine Trail.

Destination

  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Backpacking
  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Rio Blanco National Park

Take a dip into Rio Blanco.

Destination

  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Birding
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Protected Area

Rio Frio Caves

Where high country meets the tropics.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Caving
  • Ecotours
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Plants and Animals

Rio On Pools

Cool-down after excellent hiking...

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ecotours
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Historic Landmark

San Antonio

See the sights in San Antonio.

San Ignacio Market

Meet the locals at San Ignacio Market.

Destination

  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Family Friendly
  • Market

Santa Rita

Lots of Maya. Less travel.

Destination

  • Corozal
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Maya

Sapodilla Cayes

Island and underwater fun, any way you like it.

Destination

  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Protected Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling