See It to Belize It

Access and Resources

Aug 30, 2006
Outside Magazine

Getting There: Continental (800-231-0856, flies nonstop to Belize City from Houston for $475 round-trip; American (800-433-7300, flies direct from Dallas for around $650 and from Miami for $750.

Getting Around: Single-engine airplanes are an easy way to hop around a country with an underdeveloped road system. Tropic Air (800-422-3435, and Maya Island Air (800-225-6732, run scheduled flights throughout Belize from Belize City. A one-way flight to Ambergris Caye on Tropic Air costs about $55 per person. For those up for a different sort of adventure, numerous car-rental companies are located in Belize City; a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Thrifty (800-847-4389, and Budget (800-283-4387,, with locations at the airport, rent Suzuki 4x4s starting at $500 per week. Gas in Belize costs about $4.50 a gallon.

Best Time to Visit: High season is December through April, when the average temperature hovers around a balmy 75 degrees; the wet season is June through November.

Resources: Belize Tourism Board, 800-624-0686,

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