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Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

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Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

Will be flying into Belize City from NY and would like to know what is the best way to get to Ambergris Caye?

Belize
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1. Re: Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

There are basically 2 ways.

1. After you land, get a flight from the International airport with one of the Belizean airlines. You'll find schedules & fares on their websites:

a) Maya Island Air, http://www.mayaregional.com/

b) Tropic Air, http://www.tropicair.com

2. Get a taxi from the airport to one of the two water taxi terminals in Belize City (BZ$50), and go to Ambergris by water taxi. Schedules & fares here:

a) Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association

http://www.cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com

b) San Pedro – Belize Express Water Taxi,

http://sanpedrobelizeexpress.com/index.html

There have been some water taxi schedule changes recently. The updated schedule is in the Updates section of my site:

http://belizebus.wordpress.com/

You could also get a taxi to the Municipal airport in Belize City and get a flight from there. You might save a bit on the flight but then there's the taxi fare and the hassle of getting to the other airport.

Bradenton, Florida
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2. Re: Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

There are three ways:

1. fastest, most expensive, fly from International to San Pedro

2. not as fast, a bit cheaper, taxi to municipal airport and fly from there

3. Cheapest, takes the longest, taxi to water taxi, take the water taxi to San Pedro

Ambergris Caye
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3. Re: Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

The third option in MHO is not reccomended unless you like to be crammed into a boat with 50 other people, so unless your on a real tight budget I dont reccomend it after a full day travelling your just extending the travel time by 2 and a half hours more when you could be checked in your hotel sipping a cocktail with a 15 minute flight to the island.

Gaz Cooper

Placencia, Belize
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4. Re: Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

If there are several of you, or some of you are children, the savings flying from Municipal airport are really quite significant. The taxi will cost you about US$30, and allow half an hour for the journey. You also get to see a bit of the city which is interesting if not beautiful. As the airports are all very small it is not that much of a hassle.

5. Re: Best way to travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye?

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