Getting around

Traveling in Belize is easy and AB has the lowdown to plan even the most complicated logistics, so leave the details to us! If you want to treat each day as it comes and figure out the journey plans yourself, here is some helpful information:

Local buses and water taxis travel regularly along the main routes, but if you plan on venturing off the beaten track you will have to rent a car, hire a taxi or go with a tour company.

Major water taxi routes include Belize City to Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye,  from Ambergris Caye to Sarteneja, Corozal and to Chetumal in Mexico and there is also a daily service from Punta Gorda to Livingston and Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.

On the island of Ambergris Caye, the Coastal Express runs regular services up and down the island, and there are a handful of private water taxi services for charter.

On the mainland, frequent bus services run on the northern and western highways, and to southern Belize on the hummingbird and southern highways. There are car rental agencies at international and municipal airports.  Hiring a car is a great way to explore the interior and get off the beaten track, however it is recommended to book ahead for a car with 4 wheel drive as most of the roads off the major routes are unpaved and it will make for a far more comfortable ride.

On the islands, bicycles or golf carts are a great and fun means of getting around and can be rented by the day or week. The only caveat if you are north on Ambergris Caye is that the road can sometimes prove to be a challenge in rainy season.  If on a bicycle, stick to the beach for the cool breeze and spectacular views.  Check conditions with your concierge before making any arrangements.

Local airlines, Maya Air and Tropic Air, run regular flights between tourist destinations in the north and south and are a thrilling way to see the country from above.