Should I Rent a Car in Belize?

Rent a car in Belize

All international flights arrive at the Belize City airport and cruise ships berth at either Belize City or a nearby island, so travelers who want to explore the country must either rely on expensive domestic air connections or private ground transfers. A great alternative for visitors wanting to explore the Placencia Peninsula and villages like Hopkins and the towns of Dangriga and Punta Gorda in southern Belize is to rent their own vehicle from Roam Belize.

Whether you’re arriving at the international airport or need a vehicle elsewhere in the country, Roam Belize can deliver your car to your doorstep, including in western areas like San Ignacio. No matter where you want to go, a private rental vehicle from Roam Belize gives you the freedom to explore the country at your own pace while enjoying the unforgettable beauty of its parks, forests, villages, and towns.

Belize is a relatively small country, but infrastructure investments by the government have resulted in four major highways. Completely paved and modern in every respect, the Northern Highway (now known as the Philip Goldson Highway) connect Belize City to its border with Mexico in Corozal District, the Western Highway (officially the George Price Highway) connects Belize City to the capital Belmopan and destinations in the west, the Hummingbird Highway that connects Belmopan in the southwest to Dangriga in the southeast, and the Southern Highway that connects Dangriga to points further south, terminating in Punta Gorda Town.

These four highways make it easy to traverse the country with your own rental car along with exploring the smaller roads and byways that link to smaller villages and inhabited areas. Many people consider driving in Belize to be half the fun of the vacation as much of the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Other fun encounters to expect when driving in Belize are the numerous “sleeping policemen” or speed bumps that function in lieu of stop lights. Local children and entrepreneurs are situated around these speed bumps, giving drivers a chance to enjoy an authentic experience of Belizean life. As gasoline is imported into Belize, it is more expensive than in the United States or Canada. Gasoline is sold by the gallon (the same one used in the United States) and runs around US $5.50 a gallon. 

Roam Belize is the country’s premier car rental agency and has a no-hassle booking policy that makes it easy and safe to rent a modern, well-maintained vehicle. Roam Belize also specializes in arranging for bookings at top resorts, hotels, and lodges as well as organizing tours and ground transfers. For more information about Roam Belize’s rental vehicles and services, visit their website today.

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