Getting To Belize
Belize is about a 2-hour flight from Tampa, Miami, Dallas, or Houston. It is also a five hour bus ride from the airport in Cancun, Mexico to the Belize border.
Airlines to Philip Goldson International Airport, Belize City
Tel: (County Code 501) 223-2522
Tel: (County Code 501)227-8309
Tel: (County Code 501) 225-3429
Tel: (County Code 501) 227-7363
Tel: (County Code 501) 225- 3589
Flying Via Cancun, Mexico, bus into Chetumal, Mexico
Many people find that the airfares can be less expensive to fly into Cancun, and then take the bus to Chetumal, Mexico (see below).
Flying Via Mexico City to Chetumal
Some people prefer to fly directly into Mexico City, then onto Chetumal. Transfer from Chetumal to Consejo Shores can be arranged through several local services.
Tel: 1-800-531-3585 or 1-877-801-2010
There is a Departure Tax for International Passengers leaving Belize via the Philip Goldson International Airport of US$39.25 (must be paid in U.S. currency).
Belizebus.wordpress.com to Belize from the US border cities via Cancun, Mexico City and Chetumal is comfortable, relatively fast, and inexpensive. All-weather highways connect
Mexican cities with the border city of Chetumal. From here, regularly-scheduled Belize buses make runs to Belize City with stops in the Northern towns of Corozal
and Orange Walk.
Driving to Belize
Driving to Belize can be a challenge. Depending on the route taken, the trip to Belize through Mexico can be anywhere from 1,350-2,000 miles. A sturdy car, protective insurance, and positive determination are huge assets in assuring one’s arrival. In order for visitors to drive into Belize from Guatemala or Mexico, a temporary importation permit must be secured at the point of entry. Permits are valid for one month but can be extended by applying to the Customs Department. To get a permit, present the following at the point of entry:
- Travel documents and identification
- Proof of ownership (vehicle registration)
- Proof of insurance--available from any of the companies at the borders
- Rental documents (for vehicles rented in Mexico or Guatemala)
Tel: (Country Code 501) 225-2629/2385
Tel: (County Code 501) 223-2435/3986
Tel: (County Code 501) 223-1600
Tel: (County Code 501) 225-3630
Cell: (County Code 501) 610-2454
Tel: (County Code 501) 223-5395/0886
Emergency: 501- 225-3300
Tel: (County Code 501) 207-1271
When leaving Belize via Land, there is a Departure Tax of US$18.75 for International visitors.
Information obtained per various sources including websites and advertising.