Driving in Belize
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the scenic panoramas of Belize is to drive your own car. With your own private vehicle, you can reach more remote sites, take your time getting there, and head back to your hotel or resort when you’re ready. Although the roads in Belize aren’t designed for high-speed travel, many visitors know that getting there is half the fun in this beautiful, largely rural country.
Because gas (petrol) stations are few and far between, be sure to fill up your tank when you do encounter one. Fuel is imported to Belize so expect to pay about $5.00 US a gallon. Although Belize was long a British colony, cars drive on the right just like in Canada or the United States.
The Belizean government has heavily invested in improving roads, bridges and other infrastructure, but many roads in the country are subject to issues when it rains. Belize has very few traffic lights and instead relies on speed bumps to regulate traffic, so always be on the lookout for these especially near villages and schools.
For a full range of modern, well-maintained vehicles, contact Roam Belize. They can pick up or drop off a vehicle anywhere in the country. Roam Belize also organizes hotel and resort lodgings, guided tours, and transfers anywhere in the country as well as to/from neighboring Mexico and Guatemala.