Getting Around

GETTING AROUND

Health Safety

Belize is welcoming travelers again, with a Tourism Gold Standard program in place designed to keep you safe and recognized as one of the top in the world. See our Health & Safety page for up-to-date details related to COVID-19 vaccinations, testing requirements and everything else you need to know in order to have the Belize vacation of your dreams.

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By Air, Ground, and Water

Travelers can navigate the country by plane, bus, car, boat or horse, that’s right, horse. Below is a list of the many ways to discover our great country. We hope to see you soon.

Transportation includes local airlines, helicopter, rental cars, tour operators and buses that make getting around Belize easy. Remember to pack your sense of adventure, whether you’re headed to the beach, a dive site, Maya temples or any combination. Be ready for a journey.

For a small nation, we have a well-planned highway and road system that connects all mainland towns, villages and attractions. This system allows travelers to fashion a unique combination of experiences in one of the last unspoiled places on earth.

There are small airports in Belize centrally located around key points of interest in the country, bus terminals in most towns and boat services operating from all major coastal regions and island towns.

Travel via local airlines in passenger aircraft is the fastest and most popular means of transportation throughout Belize, especially for itineraries that combine different in-country locations. Flight schedules are coordinated with the arrival and departure of international flights, for even more convenient traveling and exploring.

Belize City and the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) are hubs for most rental agencies, with localized services available in the larger tourism destinations.

Boats, known locally as water taxis, are the primary means of transportation between the islands and the mainland and, of course, to barrier reef attractions. Regularly scheduled water taxis operate between Belize City, Caye Caulker and San Pedro.

Belize has some of the most unspoiled, natural beauty you will find anywhere in the world. Sailing in Belize offers a unique cruising experience with the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, literally hundreds of sun-swept tropical islands to explore, and three major offshore atolls, not to mention, the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. The barrier reef provides over 130 miles of protected waters from the ocean swell and a reef full of underwater life. The coral forms colorful landscapes with jutting heads, sand-bottom canyons, arches and spires that offer great snorkeling and diving for both the novice and the more experienced. Whether you’re into fishing, diving, or snorkeling, sailing the islands is an amazing experience.