Conquering Belize By Car in 2019
If you are searching for adventure, Belize is the ideal place for you. Located in Central America, Belize is a country of magnificent natural beauty that lures travelers with its pristine reef, thick jungles, friendly people, and ancient Maya pyramids.
Getting to Belize in 2019 especially from North America has never been easier and affordable. Flights with United, American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest depart daily from major US cities like Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. There are also weekly flights with Air Canada and Westjet from Canadian cities like Toronto and Calgary.
Once you are in Belize, you can rent a car to explore the top attractions, towns, and villages at your own pace. Because the country is small (the same size as the state of Vermont in the USA), driving from one destination to the next is a breeze.
Whether you are vacationing in popular destinations like San Ignacio, Dangriga, Hopkins or Placencia, driving in Belize is an adventure in itself.
In San Ignacio Town, you can drive to Maya temples like Cahal Pech and Xunantunich – two of the most popular Maya cities in the area. And if you love nature, you can take a trip to the Mountain Pine Ridge which is home to 1000 Foot Falls, Big Rocks Waterfall, Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools. Many travelers who visit San Ignacio also visit the San Ignacio Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. The market is also a good place to learn about the different cultures of Belize like the Mestizo, Maya, and Creole.
Travelers vacationing in Dangriga or Hopkins can take a trip to the Marie Sharps Factory to learn more about how the Marie Sharps pepper sauces are made. Marie Sharps pepper sauces are ubiquitous in Belize and are a must try if you are a person that loves hot sauces. Both Dangriga and Hopkins are also homes to the Garifuna people and if you are intro drumming or tasting unique Belizean dishes then you must try the sere (fish soup) or hudut, two delicious dishes from the Garifuna culture.
Known for having some of the best beaches in Belize, the Placencia Peninsula is approximately 3 to 4-hour drive from the Belize International Airport. Placencia is a great destination for travelers who are looking to relax on the beach, work on their tan, or are into marine adventures like scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Located nearby Placencia are also top nature sites like Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary ( home to the only jaguar preserve in the world) and Monkey River, one of the top locations in the country to spot howler monkeys.
Placencia is also home to a plethora of world-class luxury resorts like the award-winning Turtle Inn which is owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the famous American film director.
A premier tour and car rental company, Barefoot Rental and Services is the name to trust for all your vehicle rental needs in Belize. Barefoot is located in the Placencia Peninsula and offers a wide range of vehicles to explore destinations like San Ignacio, Hopkins, Dangriga, and Placencia.
Barefoot also offer round trip airport transfers, marine tours like snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing, and land adventures to Maya temples, nature reserves, and jungle waterfalls.
Contact Barefoot today to learn more about driving in Belize and the top things to see and do on a Belize vacation.