How you can get to Belize
Fly to Belize City, and then... There are daily flights from Houston
and Miami by Continental and Taca, and U.S. Air. Once here, you can fly to all major destinations on the
local airlines. You can rent a car, but the tariffs are steep -- usually about
$100 US / day. Econo-tourists take the busses, which are frequent and
cheap. For example, the express bus from Belize City to Corozal is
dollah. ($1 US = Two Belizean dollah)
Fly to Cancun, and then...
You can take a charter to Cancun during the
off-season for about $300. Then you can take a super deluxe bus to Corozal
for about $15 US! Or you can spend the night in the Hotel
Margueritas (downtown, from $43US -- ask for the Senior rate)
and fly to Chetumal the next morning for about $110 US. If you can't
get a seat on a superbus (below) after you arrive, spend the night at the
Margueritas and go the next morniing. The "First Class" bus is not really first class --
you'll be lucky to get any sleep at all. (Note: You can't reserve a bus
seat in advance by phone or e-mail, you have to be here. )
Now (July 2009) You can fly from Cancun to Belize. See that here.
Bus to Belize.
Mexico has super luxury
busses to almost everywhere. TV,
A/C, sleeper seats, toilets, the works. The trip from Brownsville to
about 36 hours, and costs about $100 US. Then you
can take a bus to Corozal and visit us at Charlotte's
Web! New. If
you're worried about this mode of travel, look here
for some reassurance.
If you're young and/or adventuresome, you can
drive. Or, if your old and nervous (like me) you can hire somebody to drive. Read our letters on driving,
and then call or write us about getting a driver!
We discuss the ins and outs of bringing a vehicle into the
+ If you're going to drive, check out Drive Mexico.
Insurance - Buy and print Mexican auto insurance policies immediately on your
own printer. Can also insure boats, motorcycles, trailers, RVs and properties
(home, condo, apartment etc)
Here is a new website, featuring an
American company which issues Mexican insurance. Check it out!.
+ We have added a FAQ on driving thru Mexico, here.
+ Read the Belizean Chronicles to see how Rick came
back to Belize in late 2004
IMPORTANT: If you decide to drive,
do not, under any circumstances, attempt to smuggle any kind of firearm into Mexico!
The Yucatan Express.
You can drive to Tampa and take a ferry
to Merida, and then drive to Belize, all for VERY
reasonable prices!! See their website here,
and read one person's account of their trip here!
The Yucatan Express is not running this Fall/Winter 2004. Reasons: high port fees and poor channel dredging. They hope to
start running again in Fall/Winter 2005. By that time, they should
go to CANCUN!!
(Nov 2005) The Yucatan Express never did run again! The Govt of Quintana
Roo never did dredge the port out at Cancun and the Cruise Ship folks eventually
gave up. They are planning a ferry from Louisiana to Vera Cruz but that is
still in the offing.
(Apr 2007) Click on the YE address above if you want to read a story of
gross governmental incompetence and malfeasance. In a nutshell, the City
of Portland destroyed the cruise line. Read it here.