Find cheap car rental deals in Belize City, Belize
Belize City combines elegant colonial architecture with more eclectic buildings, mixing its fascinating history with its energetic present day. Many use the city as a launching point for heading out to the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the greatest natural wonders of Central America. You can also get boats from here to the nearby cayes that ooze tropical island charm. While you’re in town, visit the Museum of Belize, and the historic halls of Government House.
Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Belize City, then leave the round peninsula behind to drive to other destinations in charismatic and colorful Belize.
Belize is a relatively compact nation, making much of the country accessible from Belize City. Use your rental car to explore, stopping at these three destinations.
Marvel at the ingenuity and invention of the Mayans in Altun Ha, one of several Mayan sites around the country. Wander beneath ancient pyramids and royal tombs. The largest structure, the Temple of the Masonry Altars, was the religious center of the settlement, where sacrifices and ceremonies were performed. Look into joining a tour of this fascinating site.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 30 miles
Drive your rental car inland to find the colorful city of San Ignacio. You’ll experience authentic Belize here – everything goes on as normal and tourists are welcomed into the rhythms of everyday life. Attractions include an iguana conservation project, a cultural center, and the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech. Use San Ignacio as your launching point for eco-adventure in the forests of the Cayo region.
Journey time: Around two hours
Distance: Approximately 70 miles
The sleepy fishing village of Hopkins, to the south of Belize City, is still a slice of real Belize, in spite of its growing popularity. You’ll meet the friendly Garifuna population here, and you’re situated right by quiet tropical beaches for days of sunbathing. There are some terrific dive sites near Hopkins, so bring your flippers and a snorkel to explore the coastline.
Journey time: Around 2 hours 20 minutes
Distance: Approximately 85 miles