Barefoot made planning the details easy.
We used Barefoot to rent cars, transfers to/from the airport, the River Tubing and Waterfall, The Mayan Temple and Blue Hole Cenote, Private Boat to Moho Island, and Monkey River tour. All of them were fantastic! The weather didn’t cooperate for the Mayan Temple but at least we got to see them. David was our driver from BZE and a couple of the excursions. He was so knowledgeable and helpful! Megs was so patient as my large group changed our minds frequently in the planning. Any time we had questions while on the trip, Megs answered right away. I would highly recommend Barefoot Services for your concierge needs while in Belize.
Mayan Ruins and Swim at Blue Hole
Ian did a terrific job touring us through the ruins at Xunantunich! We had a good lunch and went swimming in the Blue Hole. Our tour lasted two hours longer than scheduled so that we weren't rushed and didn't have to miss anything. Ian is very knowledgeable about the Mayans!
Great Visit to the Xunantunich Maya Ruins
We took a full day tour of Xunantunich Maya Ruins and the Blue Hole. Barefoot Services picked us up at our Placencia Hotel and drove us out to the ruins. The day was long; but our tourguide, Ian, was extremely knowledgable and also entertaining. We learned a lot and had an enjoyable time. Highly recommend this tour and hope you get Ian as your guide.
Great transportation service
They provided transportation services for us from the marina to the airport. I can’t say enough about how flexible they were as our schedule changed multiple times. They arrived on time, helped with our luggage and got us safely to the airport. thank you!
Ian Saved Our Vacation!
Ian and Barefoot Services saved our vacation! My family arrived in Placencia ready for 3 days of water-based fun. After 2 days of cancelled activities due to extreme winds and fearful that our final day's activity in Placencia would also be cancelled, we reached out to Barefoot Services to see if they would be able to accommodate a last-minute booking the following day if our snorkeling trip was cancelled. Murphy’s Law, the snorkeling trip was cancelled. But Ian from Barefoot Services came to our rescue. We headed to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary where Ian led us on an amazing hike up the Tiger Fern Trail (Ian recommended this hike for my family instead of the inner tube activity which we had originally requested. And I’m so glad we followed his recommendation!)Ian educated us along the hike and led us to breathtaking views with Victoria Peak in the distance. He also encouraged us to hike a little farther to a waterfall that was beyond our expectations. My entire family jumped off the rocks into the water and soaked in the beauty of our surroundings.Ian is not only an amazing guide, but an incredible person. Ian's objective was to ensure an incredible experience with safety in mind. He went above and beyond to make sure our final day in Belize was memorable and he absolutely succeeded. Despite our late start, Ian did not rush us (he even offered to stop at a chocolate factory on the way home - unfortunately it was closed). I highly recommend Barefoot Services and can't thank Ian enough for a most memorable day.
Best Day! Thanks Ian
Had the best day doing the Jaguar T4b hike! Ian was a knowledgeable professional and fun guide. Took care of us and our needs given various levels of fitness and made sure everyone had an incredibly positive experience. View at summit was amazing and the waterfall was stunning.Barefoot and Ian made the whole trip from pick up to drop off fantastic. We learned a lot, had a beautiful day and would absolutely do it again with Barefoot. 10/10
Monkey River Tour
We did the monkey river tour. Absolutely outstanding. Our guide had a strong accent, but we could understand him enough to get the gist of what he was teaching us. The howler monkeys were so amazing. We took a short easy hike in the jungle to see them. He knew exactly where and when to find wildlife. It was such a great trip. His name escapes me.
Our guide Ian made the trip amazing. He was personable, knowledgeable, and educated us on the history and ecosystem of the preserve. It was a great way to spend the day.
Go to the Jungle
Ian, our guide, was a superior tour guide: friendly, careful, attentive, safety-conscious, very knowledgeable about locale, history, nature.We were picked up as planned and drove to the Cockcomb nature preserve. Hiked to the put-in and rode the tubes peacefully down the river. The hike to the waterfall was a bit more challenging, but worth it.
Great Experience with Golf Cart Rental and Transportation Services
We opted to try Barefoot Belize Services for our transportation needs while in Belize. Rates are good, service is prompt. Happy to share that they far exceeded expectations. We needed some last-minute changes to our itinerary and Barefoot was very understanding in accommodating our needs. I found them to be highly responsive, professional and courteous throughout.
No, not if you’re a citizen of the United States, Canada, the European Union, CARICOM nations, and several other countries. You will, however, need a valid passport with at least six months left before it expires.
Is Tipping Customary in Belize?
Tipping is always appreciated for concierge services and at restaurants. Tipping 10% is customary for good service while 15-20% is normal for exceptional service.
What Is Internet Access Like in Belize?
All of the finer hotels, resorts, and lodges will offer high-speed, wireless internet. Smaller, boutique hotels and offshore locations may only offer Wi-Fi in common areas. While internet access is less prevalent in rural areas, most visitors come to Belize to get away from the hectic demands of modern life and to enjoy the unspoiled, natural landscape and wildlife.
Can I Use My Phone in Belize?
If you have an unlocked smartphone that uses SIM cards, you can purchase a pre-paid SIM card from one of the two Belizean carriers: Digicell and Smart. Most visitors, however, prefer to rely on wireless internet hotspots or just leaving their phone in their suitcase to focus on relaxing and enjoying their vacation.
Do I Need Power Adaptors?
Belize uses the same voltage and plugs as the United States and Canada, so you will not need a power adaptor unless you’re coming from Asia or Europe.
What Are the Bathrooms Like in Belize?
Generally, the bathrooms in Belize use the same western-style flushing toilets as you’d find anywhere in North America. However, in some rural areas, outhouse style bathrooms are all that is available.
Can I Drink the Water in Belize?
Although tap water in Belize is safe for showering, drinking it may disturb foreign visitors. All visitors are recommended to solely drink bottled water which is widely available.
Are Credit Cards Accepted in Belize?
All finer establishments will accept credit cards, particularly Visa and MasterCard with less coverage for Discover. Cash, however, is universally accepted, and American dollars are gladly accepted everywhere in the country. The American dollar is permanently pegged to the Belize dollar at 2:1, making it easy to understand prices.
The larger cities will have ATMs, but these may charge withdrawal fees. To find out if your card will work in Belize, it is recommended that you check with your home bank.
Should I Purchase Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is always recommended in case something unforeseen occurs.