To visit the Corozal or Orange Walk Districts by air, visitors
may use one of the local airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic
Air. Both carriers offer service to various destinations in Belize,
including the airstrip in Corozal Town. The flight from Belize
City first stops in San Pedro en route to Corozal Town.
Airport Fees and Taxes
AIRPORT DEPARTURE FEES
Departure Tax - US$15.00
Development Fee - US$15.00
Security Fee - US$1.25
Hold Baggage Fee -
Total Airport Departure
BORDER DEPARTURE FEES*
Border Processing Fee - US$10.00
Conservation Tax - US$3.75
Total Border Departure Fees: US$13.75
* Charged upon departure via Santa Elena (the northern border
with Mexico) and, Benque Viejo del Carmen (the western border
with Guatemala) the border fee is applicable to visitors 12 years
and older. Visitors form border towns, Melchor and Chetumal, are
exempted from these fees if they remain in the country for less
than 24 hours.
AIRPORT SECURITY FEES
* International Airport to Domestic Airport - US$0.75
* International Airport to International Destination- US$1.25
All of the above fees are subject to change.
An interesting, yet inexpensive way to reach
Belize is by bus. Bus travel to Belize from the U.S. border cities
on through Mexico City and Chetumal is comfortable and affordable.
All-weather highways connect Mexico City with Chetumal. Several
bus companies within Belize connect Chetumal, Mexico to Belize
City. If you have extra time and wish to take the scenic route
go to Belize by bus.
Once in Belize, the least expensive way to explore northern lands
is by bus. The bus system is efficient, safe, and affordable.
Frequent daily buses cruise the highways between Belize City and
Corozal and Orange Walk Town. Buses from all southern destinations
will stop in Belize City first before moving on to northern parts.
One should expect the trip from Belize City to Corozal Town or
Orange Walk Town to take approximately two hours. Express buses
from Belize City will reach the town faster because they do not
make any stops to pick up roadside passengers. You can reach the
bus station in Belize City by taxi from the International Airport.
The taxis run regular schedules at a cost of approximately BZE$35
split between all passengers.
No reservations are required and buses fill up quickly at certain
times of the day, leaving travelers with only standing room for
the trip. Arriving early should ensure a seat when traveling during
Public bus transportation is available in Progresso Village, approximately
one mile from the development to most towns in Belize such as
Orange Walk and Belize City, then from Belize City to points west
Traveling to Belize by car through Mexico (about
1,350 miles form the U.S. border) can be a challenging trip as long
as you do not mind driving the bumpy, less-than-perfect roadways.
You must buy Belize auto insurance upon reaching Belize.
For ease and flexibility within Belize borders, renting a car
is the best option. There are few major highways in Belize which
make for relatively simple travel. Little traffic, paved major
highways, accessible fuel stations and tropical scenery make each
road trip a tour in and of itself. When exploring areas off the
major highways, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Car
rental companies are available right at the International Airport.
Avis Rent A Car
Poinsettia Road, Ladyville, Belize - Phone: 501-205-2629
Avis - International Airport - Phone: 501-225-2385
Budget Rent A Car
2 Mls Northern Highway, Belize City - Phone: 501-223-2435
Crystal Auto Rental
4 3/4 Mls Northern Highway - Phone: 501-223-1600
Euphrates Auto Rental & Sales
143 Euphrates Ave / Zeitown Street, Belize City - Phone:
Jabiru Auto Rental
5576 Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City - Phone: 501-224-4680
Slaughterhouse Rd., Belize City - Phone: 501-223-6016
Lewis Auto Rental
23 Cemetery Road, Belize City - Phone: 501-227-4193
5747 Lizarraga Avenue, Belize City - Phone: 501-224-5554
Pancho's - International Airport - Phone: 501-225-2540
Hertz/Safari Car Rental
11 A Cork Street, Belize City - Phone: 501-223-0886
Smith and Sons
12 A Banack Street, Belize City - Phone: 501-207-0159
Corner Faber Rd. and Central American Blvd., Belize City
- Phone: 501-207-1271
Vista Auto Rental
798 Vista Del Mar, PO Box 1629, Belize City - Phone:
Corozal Town is a major maritime port of entry into Belize. Upon
reaching Corozal's port, you are required to report your entry
to the police or immigration authorities immediately upon arrival.
All visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering
the country and it must be valid up until time of your departure.
United States and Canadian citizens, nationals
of CARICOM countries and of the European Community member nations
(Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark,
Ireland, UK, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden)
do not require visas.
Visas are required for nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan,
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia,
Brazil, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Cuba,
El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Japan, Korea (North
and South), Libya, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine
Disclaimer: Progresso Heights Limited makes
no warranty as to the quality of the goods or services or the
accuracy or reliability of the products or services listed above.
We have made every attempt to keep the list up to date, but we
will not be responsible for errors or omissions.