Getting to Belize
Belize has international air services to Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) located in Belize City via American Airlines, Avianca, Delta, Southwest, WestJet, United, and Grupo Taca.
Thanks to increased competition between major airlines in the United States, it is now easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Belize. Southwest Airlines began operating its third non-stop flight to Belize on June 4, 2017, connecting the city of Fort Lauderdale (FLL) in South Florida to Belize for the first time. Southwest also operates non-stop routes to Belize from Houston (HOU) and Denver (DIA). American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines also operate non-stop flights to Belize City from major cities across the country. Belize City is very easily accessible and is only a 2.5 hour flight from Houston. Daily island hopper flights can help get you around once in country.
A passport is required to enter the Country of Belize. Tourist visas are required for stays over one month.
Getting to Placencia
Tropic Air offers roundtrip air transfers from Goldson International Airport. The flight takes approximately 25 minutes and costs $233.75 US per person round trip. As we are a Tropic Air agent, Los Porticos staff can make these bookings for you with no added booking fee. Upon arrival at the Placencia airstrip, we will pick you up in our courtesy shuttle and bring you to Los Porticos Villas. Contact our reservations desk for further information or assistance with booking your local island hopper flights.
Another option is to rent a car and drive to Los Porticos. Try to travel in the daylight hours, as the roads in Belize are not well-marked. We partner with Crystal Auto Rentals and can arrange for a vehicle for you to be picked up at the international airport upon arrival. Car rentals can be arranged by contacting the reservations desk. The drive from Belize City is approximately 3 hours. Los Porticos Villas are located about ¼ mile south of the airstrip. If you reach the village of Placencia you have gone too far. A car is not really needed in Placencia because the village is small and easily accessible by taxi, bike, golf cart or walking.
We can also arrange to have a shuttle pick you up at the International Airport in Belize City. The cost is US$375.00 one way and US$700.00 round-trip. The shuttle can carry 4-6 passengers.
Local Taxi Fares
Taxi fares are as follows (USD $1 = BZ $2):
- Within Placencia Village: BZ$6 for 1 person; $3 BZ/person for 2 or more
- Placencia Village to Los Porticos: BZ$12 BZ for 1 person; BZ$6/person for 2 or more
- Placencia Village to local Airstrip: BZ$12 for 1 person; BZ$6/person for 2 or more
- Placencia Village to Seine Bight (4 miles): BZ$22 for 1-2 persons; BZ$8/person for 3 or more
- Placencia Village to Maya Beach (8 miles): BZ$40 for 1-2 persons; BZ$15/person for 3 or more