Tour Belize Auto Rental has two convenient locations, one at the international terminal of the Philip Goldson Airport and another in downtown Belize City. Tour Belize Auto Rental has a large fleet of modern, well-maintained vehicles perfectly suited to exploring this beautiful country at your own pace.
Tips for Driving in Belize
In order to have a safe and enjoyable time while driving in Belize, we’ve provided the following useful tips:
- If you have a valid driver’s license in your home country, you can rent and drive a vehicle in Belize.
- Just like in the United States, distances are expressed in miles, gasoline is sold by the gallon (approximately $5/gallon), and drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Belize has four national highways that are paved and well-maintained, but some smaller roads may be unpaved and difficult to negotiate following heavy rains.
- There are no stoplights in Belize, even in the larger cities. Instead, Belize relies on speed bumps, known locally as “sleeping policemen.” Always watch out for these speed bumps as they must be crossed at low speed to avoid doing damage to your vehicle.
- When you pull up to a gas station, an attendant will pump the gas for you. No tip is necessary. At night, you’ll need to prepay and pump your own gas. Most gas stations accept both Belizean and American dollars, but only a few accept credit/debit cards.
- The police in Belize operate several checkpoints, but there is no risk of being shaken down for a bribe. Simply present your passport, driver’s license, and registration papers.
- Most streets and highways in Belize are unlit at night. Travel at nighttime should be avoided whenever possible to avoid striking pedestrians and animals in the roadway.
- Do not pick up hitchhikers.
- To make a left turn, pull over to the right and let vehicles behind you clear the intersection before making your turn.
- All road signs are in English.
- When renting your vehicle, be sure to inquire about what to do in case of a breakdown. There is no national service like “AA” that provides tow service, so each rental company is responsible for their vehicles.
- Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage is optional and usually runs between $10-15 per day. Most CDW coverage includes a large deductible.
- Give yourself time for unplanned stops as the views from Belizean roads are some of the most beautiful in the world!