Where in the world is Belize?
Belize lies on the east coast of Central America’s Caribbean Basin, just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, east of Guatemala, and north of Honduras.
The East Coast of Belize is lined by the Caribbean Sea and hundreds of island cayes, which support one of the world’s most diverse underwater habitats. The shoreline is bordered by the world’s second largest barrier reef, making Belize a popular diving and fishing destination. The country itself occupies a land mass smaller than most US states. At its broadest point, Belize is 68 miles (109 km) wide and 175 miles (280 km) long.
English is the official language of Belize, though a number of dialects are spoken among the country’s 250,000 citizens. This is the result of Belize’s rich and multicultural heritage.
Formally known as “British Honduras”, Belize continues to be a melting pot of immigrant cultures. Belize was originally inhabited by the Maya, but other groups have helped shape its unique culture over the past 300 years. British pirates, former slaves from India and Yucatan refugees from the Caste War have all had a profound influence on the development of Belize.
flights to belize
Getting to Belize is made easy and travelers now have access to a new schedule of year round, non-stop flights offered by the following airlines:
- American Airlines
- United Airlines inc.
- WestJet Airlines Ltd.
- Southwest airlines co.
- Air Canada
- alaska airlines
- copa airlines
- frontier airlines
Getting to The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant (the jungle)
Driving Directions from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) Leave the airport and take a left unto the Northern Highway into the town of Ladyville. Look for the signs to the Bermudian Landing Bamboo Sanctuary or to Burrell Boom Village. Take a left turn off the highway towards Burrell Boom and proceed westward on the Burrell Boom road for approximately 10 miles until you exit unto the Western Highway. Take the first right at the roundabout in Hattieville and proceed on the Western Highway towards Belmopan City. Take a left turn off the highway into Belmopan City and proceed unto the Hummingbird Highway. Stay on this highway and drive to Mile 36 on the Hummingbird Highway.
Fact: The road leading into Hopkins halves the village into the Northside, affectionately known as ‘Baila’ and the Southside, also known as ‘False Sittee’.
We strongly recommend that you book a transfer service to the resort instead of rentals. Road quality and conditions in Belize are very different than back home. Some routes/roads are not properly labeled making driving a more difficult and tedious experience.
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private transfers to The rainforest lodge at sleeping giant
We offer scheduled and private transfers options to each of our properties.
- Collective Transfers From/To Belize International Airport to Sleeping Giant Lodge
- Approximately 1.5 Hour drive for US$59 per person One Way (minimum of 4 persons.
- An additional 22.5% will be applied for General Sales Tax and Resort Fee.
- Exclusive Private Transfers from/to Belize International Airport to Lodge is US$170 plus taxes, for 1-4 persons One Way (extra persons incur an additional US$20 plus taxes)
- All vans are air-conditioned
- For other local transfers, please contact Reservation Agents at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valid for Direct Bookings only
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*Kindly note that transfers must be pre-booked and prepaid 72 hours prior to arrival.