Where in the World is Belize?

There are several ways to get to Belize.  A lot of people would fly into Belize City.  That would be the logical way to do things.  I never seem to do things logically.  For my first two trips to Belize, I flew into Cancun, Mexico, and then took a bus south to the border.  It takes an extra day of travel each way.  H O W E V E R, it was half the price.  I like half the price a whole lot.

The buses in Mexico are simply wonderful.  There are assigned seats, with air conditioning, and everything runs on a schedule.  That changes a bit when you cross the border.  If you just tell yourself that you are in for a cultural experience, and go with the flow, it makes everything a lot easier.

From Chetumal (the southernmost part of Mexico) you can catch a boat on to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye or grab a chicken bus on to Belize City.  Do chicken buses carry chickens?  It can happen.  I've seen it.  But, usually it is transportation more likely to squeeze humans in like sardines.

If you fly to Belmopan, it's now possible to make a direct connection to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.  Hands down, it's the best way to go.