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Rachel Jensen of Grand Baymen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
 
Golf carts on Ambergris Caye – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOn Ambergris Caye, transportation primarily consists of golf carts, bicycles, and motorbikes. There are taxis and trucks if needed but most people walk or hitch a golf cart ride to get into town. This really adds to the friendly and social atmosphere that Belize and Ambergris Caye are known for.
 
Luckily, the island is extremely accessible for those that aren't interested in renting a car or golf cart. If you want to more exploring, flights from Belize City to Ambergris Caye are only 10-20 minutes in duration and boats or water ferries can get you from Ambergris Caye to the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve or Caye Caulker relatively cheaply. 
 
Pictured: golf carts on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
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Cars, bikes, and horses in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe different modes of transportation in Belize are buses, taxis, private vehicles, motorcycles, and just walking. 
 
The best way to get around in Belize is by having a private vehicle because you would be traveling in your own time. You don’t have to wait for a bus or a taxi. Buses come around every hour and a half. It is not like in other countries where you will find a bus the very minute you arrive at the terminal. If you have a private vehicle, you can go to wherever you want and park right in front of the place where you are going. 
 
If you don’t have a private vehicle, there are vehicles that you can rent here in Belize. But for me, owning a private vehicle would be the best way to get around in Belize.
 
(Cars, bikes, canoes and horses in Belize, pictured.)
Wendy Miller of RE/MAX Property Center South – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Property in Stann Creek, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best way to get around in Belize is by a private vehicle, because you get to see the beautiful nature on your own time and go where you need to go. The public transportation is horrible, especially in the evening and morning when people are trying to get to work and go home. Trust me! If you want to enjoy your trip and get where you want to go on time, rent a car or you can drive down in Belize on your own.
 
(Isolated property facing a canal in Stann Creek, Belize, pictured.)
Shannon Davies of El Rey Hotel / Belize Travel Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Montero used by Darah Travel , Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best way to get around the inland of Belize is by private motor vehicle. There are buses that run regularly, but it may not be the most comfortable ride, and they also stop for anyone, anytime, anywhere, which can make what was supposed to be a short drive into a frustrating experience.
 
If you are traveling from Belize City to Ambergris Caye, the boats are very comfortable and run frequently. The boat rides can take an hour to an hour and a half while small aircraft, which also run almost every hour, can turn that travel time into 15 minutes.
 
On Ambergris Caye the best way to get around is on a golf cart. This is the main mode of transportation on Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye- although more people are bringing cars on the islands, which is not necessarily well received by everyone.
 
(Montero used by Darah Travel in Belize, which El Rey Hotel in Belmopan recommends, pictured.)
Kristin Lamoureux of Blue Tang Inn – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The most convenient way to get around Belize is by flying on one of the local airlines - Tropic Air or Maya Island Air.  Each airline has a daily schedule that is dependable and reasonably priced.  Tropic Air has flights every 30 minutes out of BZE International Airport to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker starting at 7:00am - 5:00pm.  Cost for 2015 is $145 round-trip from BZE to San Pedro. 
 
Blue Tang Inn reserves this flight for our guests and bills their room to pay upon check-in.
 
Sometimes guest ask us if they should take the water taxi to San Pedro (on the island of Ambergris Caye) from Belize City instead of flying.  The answer I give them is:  To get from BZE International Airport to the Water Taxi Terminal, you have to take a 25 minute cab ride through Belize City.  This costs $35 USD or ($17.50 divided by 2 ppl sharing).  The Water Taxi is $17.50  USD and is a 1.5 hour boat ride to San Pedro. So each will spend $35 for 2.5 hours of travel time. Then if you take a One-Way direct flight back to BZE when you return home, its $85 USD one-way. Total of $120 Round-trip (one-way water taxi and one way flight). Or, you can just fly round-trip 15 minutes each way for $145 USD.  I think its worth the $25 more per person to fly both ways direct from BZE terminal!
 
There are also daily flights from BZE International Airport or Muncipal Airport in Belize City to Placencia, Dangriga and Punta Gorda at 7:45am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm and 4:45pm.  Flight cost varies depending on where you stop.
 
Flights head West from BZE to Belmopan and San Ignacio at 11:45am, 2:45pm and 4:45pm.
 
 
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Boats in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPlanes, trains and automobiles?
 
Not really.
 
Boats, cars, taxis, golf carts and feet!
 
The answer to the best way to get around in Belize is different depending on whether you are visiting in Belize or living there.
 
As a tourist you may be on more of a tight schedule than you would be if you are living in Belize and enjoying "Belize time."
 
Tourists can rent vehicles for traveling around the mainland, but depending on your circumstances, it might make more sense to hire a taxi or shuttle service, or even catch a flight Using golf carts in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingon one of the local airlines. If you are traveling to one of the cayes, you will either fly or take a boat. Some of the cayes have a strict policy on allowing any more passenger vehicles at this time. But unless you are operating a business, there is really no need for one. Even some of the local businesses are able to conduct business using only golf carts. As a tourist you will make use of a golf cart or possibly even walk to where you need to go. If you have lots of time to spend getting from place to place, you may want to take a boat/ferry on some occasions. These are less expensive, but do require a little more time.
 
Belize expat flexing muscles – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you are living in Belize on the mainland, you will most likely want your own vehicle. Buses are also available and very inexpensive, but usually crowded and make many stops before reaching your destination. If living on one of the cayes - again - the golf cart. Depending on where you live in Belize and what your day-to-day needs are, you may live close enough to walk to markets, small stores, etc. Many things can be delivered in Belize also, which saves you from traveling. The people that I know who have moved to Belize from another country have lost weight and become healthier. Some of that can be attributed to the walking they find themselves doing now. When the weather is great and you live close to town, you can get out in the sunshine and walk.
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Boris Mannsfeld of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The best way to get around in Belize would depend on where in Belize you are. If you have a car you can get around the whole country. A car is a good thing to have.  If you want to go to the jaguar reserve and you’re in Placencia, where I live, you can just drive for 45 minutes and there you are.  If you want to go to the Maya ruins, you just have to drive an hour and a half from Placencia.
 
Belize has a bus system that is pretty consistent throughout the big cities, but they stop frequently, so I think a car is the best way to get around. 

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