Travel Essentials

Getting Around 


By Air 

Commercial airlines land ath the Philip Goldson Internationa Airport (PGIA or BZE).  Travelling to all major towns and cayes is possible with daily flights on domestic airlines. 


By Land 

Bus is the most affordable way, and there are routes serving all districts.  Belize has standard international traffic laws, and driving is on the right side of the road. 


Be Sea 

Seaports are located in San Pedro, Belize City, Big Creek, Stann Creek Disctrict and in Punta Gorda, Toledo District.  Customs and immigration are present at these ports. 






Public and private hospitals are available.  Hospitals are located in urban areas of the country.  Rural areas are equipped with medical clinics and nurse practitioners. 


Important Numbers 

Police Emergency: 911 

Fire and Medical Emergency: 90 

Belize Tourism Board: 1-800-624-0686 


What to Bring 

Valid passport 

Money and credit cards 

Medication and insect repellant 

Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen 

Comfortable clothing and shoes 

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