Tips For Renting a Car and Driving in Belize (The Ultimate Guide)
Most international visitors arrive in Belize in the former capital, Belize City, with plans to visit elsewhere in the country. While domestic flights are frequent and connect to most of the major destinations, many first-time visitors want to know more about the option of renting and driving their own personal vehicle during their time in Belize.
While driving can be a pleasant adventure, anyone who is concerned about getting lost or taking a wrong turn down a dirt path might find it better to arrange for private transportation or simply hire a taxi. Barefoot Service offers reliable private transportation and transfers from any destination in Belize.
Barefoot Rentals and Services has a fleet of modern vehicles which are regularly maintained.
There is no nationwide “AA” type program with roadside service. The good news is that Belizeans are very friendly people and will usually help someone stranded on the side of the road. If you’re renting a vehicle with Barefoot Rentals and Services, you will receive round the clock roadside assistance no matter where you are in the country.
Belize has very few traffic lights. Instead, the country relies on speed bumps to keep cars from exceeding the speed limit. When driving in Belize, be on the lookout for speed bumps as they may sometimes be difficult to see.
Other Vehicles and Roadways
As with anywhere else, always be aware and attentive of other motorists on the roadway.
Belize has several highways, and the good news is that the government has spent millions of dollars upgrading the infrastructure. All of Belize’s principal roads are paved but be aware that these two-lane thoroughfares have plenty of turns, twists, and speed bumps.
The Benefits of Driving in Belize
One principal reason that many visitors enjoy driving in Belize is because of the beautiful scenery. Whether you’re heading north, south, east, or west, there are plenty of panoramic views and gorgeous natural vistas that make the miles fly by.
Belize is largely an agricultural country with a sparse population. As such, there are few gas stations or roadside places to stop for a bathroom break. If you’re under half a tank, it’s advisable to stop at any gas station you come across and take the opportunity to stretch your legs and use the bathroom.
Note: be aware that some gas stations charge a small fee (usually 1 BZD) to use their bathroom even if you’re a customer.
Barefoot Rentals and Services
Locally-owned and operated, Barefoot Rentals and Services has a full range of pickups, SUVs, golf carts, dirt bikes and vehicles for rent anywhere in Belize. Barefoot also provides private transfers and do pick ups and drop offs anywhere in the country.
Barefoot Rentals and Services also arranges tours to the most exciting destinations in Belize.