Nestled in between Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean sea, Belize is a central American country and part of the Commonwealth. A member of the Caribbean Community, it is hence a popular holiday destination for tourists looking to enjoy some sunshine on a Caribbean getaway. Belize can be easily reached on a flight from London, and if you're looking for a cheap flight you can use our handy online price comparison service to find the best value flight for when you want to travel.The country has a fascinating history, having been home to the early Mayan civilisation, and has many ancient ruins which can be explored. Popular as a destination for fishing, it is also home to the Belize Barrier Reef, the third largest reef in the world, once described by Charles Darwin as "the most remarkable reef in the West Indies". Perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving, it is the most popular tourist attraction in the country and a World Heritage Site.
Travelling from the airport into the city couldn't be easier. There are many different car rental services to choose from based conveniently in the arrivals hall for those who want the freedom to travel in the area on their own timetable. For non-drivers or those planning to take advantage of public transport in the city, there is an airport shuttle bus running directly into the centre of the city, although it is fairly irregular. For a more reliable service there is a well-serviced taxi rank at the airport; the drive into the centre of town takes about 30 minutes.Taxi is also the best way to get around the area once you're ready to do some sightseeing - taxis are safe and more reliable than public buses, and fares are usually very reasonable. Popular attractions close to the airport you may wish to ask your driver to stop at include the Eco Museum, a collection of living tropical treasures, and the zoo in the down town area of the city. Many visitors will wish to travel to the Cayes; the best way to do this is by water taxi. The San Pedro Water taxi departs from the Brown Sugar Terminal in the city, with a round trip to San Pedro costing $27.50 US, and to Caye Caulker costing $17.50 US, with regular departures throughout the day. A coach services also makes regular runs to the bustling heart of Guatemala, and internal flights around Belize often cost less than $100 US.