No matter where you are coming in from, Belize only has one international airport, which is located in Belize City. So plan to fly into Philip Goldson Airport, code BZE. To get to the conference in Maya Beach you can also take a quick flight into the Placencia airstrip via Tropic Air (https://www.tropicair.com) or Maya Island Air (http://www.mayaislandair.com). There are taxis, and shuttles that will run from the airport to the venue (schedule to be determined). Another option is to fly in to airports in Guatemala City and Cancun. Flights are often cheaper to these larger airports. From Cancun there are direct busses to Belize City by ADO (www.ado.com.mx) , and from Linea Dorada in Guatemala (http://www.lineadorada.com.gt/).
The Placencia Hotel is located approximately 220 km from Belize International Airport, and by car the trip takes about 3 hours. The route navigates major highways with fair driving conditions that wind through the scenic Maya mountains. Car rentals are available in both Belie City and in Placencia. Rates vary depending on the type of vehicle rented, and one-way rentals are typically more expensive due to drop-off costs. Rentals can be booked through:
Car One Rental:
There are various private transfer services that operate between Belize International Airport and southern Belize. The Placencia Hotel is located approximately 220 km from Belize International Airport, and by shuttle the trip takes about 3 hours, passing through the scenic Maya mountains. Private transfers generally have a flat fee (for up to 3 people) for the trip that can be split between multiple passengers. Transfer services from Belize City to the venue can be booked through:
BeeGeez Shuttle: Brian,
The cheapest way to get down to us is via bus. Lovingly called “chicken buses”, these repurposed old school buses are the main means of transportation. There is a major bus station in Belize City, which will be your point of embarkation. At the bus station feel free to ask any of the stalls or bus station attendants for help. Placencia, preferably an express bus. The cost from Belize City to Maya Beach (Placencia) is $8-10 USD.
Belize City - Placencia (Mon-Sat): Ritchies Bus, depart 15:30.
Belize City - Dangriga: James Bus, depart every hour from 6:15 - 10:15, 12:15, 13:45, 15:15