Belize is an amazing country with lots of astonishing things to see and do. If you’re coming to Belize soon and want to enjoy an amazing road trip, here’s what you need to know:
Belize Is Just the Right Size
Roughly the same size as the American state of Vermont, Belize is big enough to have lots of variety in landscapes and things to see but small enough to easily get around.
A network of four “highways” (well-maintained, paved, two-lane roads) crisscross the country, making just about every destination reachable in three hours or less.
By far the most scenic roadway in Belize is the Hummingbird Highway. You’ll definitely want to include a stretch of amazing highway in your adventure road trip!
It’s Almost Like Driving in the USA
Belize and the United States are the last two countries in the world that still use miles for road signs. Everyone drives on the right, gasoline is sold by the gallon (approximately $5/gal), and all the road signs are in English.
Prepare to Stop Frequently for Photographs
Some landmarks like waterfalls or mountain passes are popular places to stop and admire the fantastic scenery. But be prepared for unexpected glimpses of beauty such as clouds of butterflies or a flock of toucans in the trees that’ll make you want to stop the car and snap a few photos.
4WD Is Best
With a countrywide network of paved roads, you don’t necessarily need a 4WD vehicle in Belize. But most people in the country rely on them as smaller roads are either dirt or packed gravel.
And some of the most exciting places to visit in the country like ancient Maya sites are located at the end of bumpy jungle roads that definitely call for a 4WD vehicle.
Plenty of Snacks
Belize has a thriving street food culture, so you’ll never have to worry about going hungry. In just about every town and village, you’ll find someone selling tasty snacks from a roadside stall.
It’s Easy to Rent Your Own Car
If you have a valid driver’s license in your home country, then you can rent a vehicle in Belize.
If you’re interested in renting a vehicle for your adventure road trip in Belize, look no further than Tour Belize Auto Rental. Tour Belize Auto Rental has two convenient locations, one in downtown Belize City and one at the Philip Goldson International Airport.