For visitors staying in Placencia, renting a car may be unnecessary if all you’re doing is staying on the peninsula. But if you want to head out to top areas like the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or ancient Maya ruins, the best way to get there is with your own vehicle. Roam Belize has a complete line of SUVs, and vans that will get you to your destination in style and comfort.
Vehicle rentals begin at $85 USD per day, but special discounts are available for long-term rentals of seven days or more. Roam Belize provides outstanding customer service and will work with you to find the right vehicle for your needs, budget, and itinerary.
Although Roam Belize is based in Dangriga, vehicles can be dropped off or picked up at any location in the country, including the international airport in Belize City. Roam Belize will also provide you with everything you need to know before driving in Belize, including an overview of local driving rules as well as identifying where the gas stations are. Belizean law allows anyone with a valid driver’s license in their home country to operate a car in Belize.
When driving in Belize, keep in mind that there are no traffic lights in the country. Instead, urban areas rely on speedbumps (known locally as “sleeping policemen”) to regulate driving speeds. Some speed bumps may be hard to see, so always slow down when approaching a residential area.
Otherwise, driving in Belize is much the same as in the United States. All road signs are in English, drivers keep to the right, distances are expressed in miles, and gasoline is sold by the gallon (for around $5 USD/gallon).
Roam Belize also offers private ground transfers and shuttle services for travelers who don’t want to drive in Belize.