How to get to Belize

Most travellers from overseas fly to Belize, arriving at Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). Virtually all flights to the country originate in the US; major operators include American, Continental, Delta and US Airways. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to southern Mexico – usually Cancún – and take a bus into Belize. You can also enter Belize by land from Guatemala. However, from southern Guatemala or Honduras it is often easier to enter Belize by boat. Local airlines Maya Island Air and Tropic Air operate daily flights from Flores, Guatemala, to Belize City.

Land and sea routes to belize

There are two land border crossings into Belize: one from Chetumal, Mexico, to Santa Elena, and one from Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, to Benque Viejo del Carmen.

There are also sea routes to Belize from Guatemala and Honduras. Daily skiffs travel to and from Punta Gorda, in the far south, and Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Dangriga and Placencia, on the southern coast, are served by at least one weekly skiff from Puerto Cortés, Honduras.

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updated 26.04.2021

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