A Week to 10 days in Belize – What to Do?
Belize is a perfect destination for North American travelers during the winter months for a ton of reasons: Its warm for starters, just off shore lies the 2nd largest reef system in the world along with a bunch of beautiful islands, on the other side of the country is full of rain forest, and they even speak English! This small country, nestled under Mexico’s famous Yucatan, packs a lot of punch for its size. There is something for everyone beaches, jungle, relaxation, and plenty of adventure. It many only be a few hours away on a plane, but once you are there you will feel worlds away.
Belize City is the capital and the transportation hub of the country. You will land here where there is a short and generally quick customs line. Right outside baggage claim there is a taxi stand, the standard and fixed fee is 50BZD. There is not really any room for negotiation it’s a set rate to the ferry terminal or to the bus station.
Air – If you have a limited amount of time, hands down the best means of getting from one area of the country to another is to fly. There are a few airlines running small prop planes to and from most of the main tourist areas, the most popular being Tropic Air. From Belize City you can get to the most airports (listed below), flights departing from other smaller airports will likely end up back in BZE for a stop over.