Cheap Flights to Belize

Belize overview

Despite being one of the smallest nations in the region, Belize more than holds its own in the beauty stakes with its larger and better-known neighbours Mexico and Guatemala. And while it may have once been a place only particularly adventurous travellers would consider visiting, this jewel on the Caribbean now appeals to everyone from scuba divers and ecotourists to honeymooners and families.

The Belize Barrier Reef is a diverse ecosystem that is the second-longest of its kind in the world so it is no surprise that it draws divers from the world over. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site ensuring that it remains as pristine an attraction as it is now. Visitors arriving on cheap flights to Belize will also have their pick of caves to tour. These are scattered throughout the country, but the biggest draw is Actun Tunichil Muknal which features amazing limestone formations and remnants of the ancient Mayan culture.  Ruins dating as far back as 1500BC can be seen at a number of sites including Caracol, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, and Altun Ha in the north of the country.

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Belize climate

Belize has a temperate climate with two seasons. The rainy season lasts from June to November with rainfall averaging 150cm in the north and 41cm in the south. The coastal regions average temperatures of 27 C, but it cools down much more in the hills with an average temperature of 21 C.

When to fly to Belize

Peak Season:

Avoiding the rainy season is key with the local peak season stretching from November to May.

Off Season:

Many travellers avoid the rainy season between May and November. However, budget-conscious travellers will find that hotel and flight costs are significantly lower at this time with cheap flights to Belize easier to come by.

Getting around Belize

The easiest way to get around Belize is to use a rental car. Major rental companies all have a presence in Belize but remember that you can usually secure a better rate by booking in advance.

Local commuter airlines provide an alternative way to get around. Maya Island Air and Tropic Air are among the most popular domestic carriers.

Finally, many of the attractions throughout the country are also serviced by local bus services that are a common way to get around among the Belize locals.

Belize insider information

  • One can’t go too far wrong by visiting the local zoo. The Belize Zoo in Belize City features much of the country’s wildlife with the likes of tapirs, pumas and howler monkeys all on display.
  • Spend a day at Cay Caulker, an intimate coral island, featuring beautiful beaches and a local reef that are perfect for snorkelling and diving. Head for the Split, a narrow channel along the middle of the island where you can settle down for a spot of sunbathing or a picnic. Area tours also offer excursions to see dolphins, sting rays and sharks that call the local waters home.
  • Divers will not want to miss the Blue Hole, an astounding setting that is more than 300 metres deep and features a cave network that is full of, barracuda, angel fish and sponges. 
  • Remnants of the Mayan culture can be found throughout Belize and more than a thousand sights are scattered throughout the country. The most striking though is Lamanai which can be reached from Belize City in about an hour.

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How much do things cost in Belize?

Belize City
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 32.51
3 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 650.27
Large bottle of water
C$ 0.98
Bottle of wine
C$ 15.61

International departures to Belize

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