Getting to Belize
It's easy. Belize is about 2 hours and 15 minutes by air from Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas. U.S. gateway cities to Belize include Miami, Houston and New Orleans, Louisiana. Direct flights are also available from Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C; and from Toronto, Canada. Please refer to www.travelbelize.org site for airline carries providing services to Belize or Contact Us.
Upon your arrival at the Belize International Airport, there are taxis and or rental cars available. The taxi fare from the airport to Cucumber Beach Marina is around $30 US dollars. For our Belize Charter guests, land transportation will be provided upon arrival from the Belize International Airport to Cucumber Beach Marina
A valid passport and return ticket are required to enter Belize. No visas are required for citizens of the U.S., British Commonwealth nations or European Union countries. Please refer to www.travelbelize.org site for specific information.
English is the official language and is widely spoken, as is Spanish.
A tax of $35.00 US is charged when leaving Belize. Must be paid in cash (credit cards not accepted for departure tax.)
U.S. residents are permitted a $400 per person (or $1,100 per family) duty-free tax exemption upon returning to the U.S., and can also bring back one quart of alcohol and 200 cigarettes duty-free.
U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in Belize. Local currency is the Belize Dollar. One U.S. dollar is worth BZ$2. U.S. dollars should be exchanged directly in purchasing goods and services, as banks will charge a fee (currently is at .0125) to exchange U.S. to Belize dollars.
The average temperature in Belize is approximately 85 degrees with occasional tropical rainfall. The following items are recommended to make your trip more comfortable while in the tropics.
- Soft duffle bag (no hard cases)
*Tip: roll clothes rather than fold to increase space and prevent wrinkles.
- 3-4 pairs of shorts
- 5-6 short sleeve shirts (light material)
- 2 swim suits
- 2 pair of cotton pants
- Hat/ sunglasses/ sun screen/ lip protection/ bug spray (i.e. Off)
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 1 sweat shirt
- 1 light weight rain jacket
- 1 pair of tennis shoes/ hiking boots (if planning on hiking)
- 1 pair of water shoes
- 1 pair of sandals
- Favorite books that you have not had time to finish
- Favorite CD's and or DVD's
- We have snorkeling gear aboard, however if you have that special mask that fits, then bring it along
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