Many natural wonders and man-made attractions are easily accessible by car. With your own car, you can plan, take as much time as you want, and return when you’re ready. Seeing mainland Belize by car isn’t the fastest means of traveling, but it’s the best way to soak up the sights and feel the magic.
Driving in Belize, any way you slice it, is an adventure. Every bend brings a new panorama with exciting photo opportunities. Scenic rivers, waterfalls and mountain vistas create permanent picture-memories.
Always top off before going to remote areas, gas is about US$5.90 per gallon. Driving is done on the right hand side of the roads. For a safe and pleasant driving experience, it’s wise to inquire about current road conditions. Heavy rains create problems with roads in some areas. Use caution at intersection.
In some cases no signs are posted. Keep a distance from other vehicles out on the open road. Trucks may throw up dirt and rocks. Speed bumps may appear unexpectedly on roads near towns and schools. Use caution!