DETAILED DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO LOS PORTICOS FROM BELIZE CITY
You will depart the airport and follow the “International Airport Road” – signs should say – to Belize City. You’ll drive with the airplane runway on your left as you depart the airport.
When you reach the round-about turn right (south) towards the “Western Highway”. This access road allows you to skip going threw Belize City, if you want to stop by the city before heading south, continue straight at the round about until you get to the “Northern Highway”, then turn right, and head straight in to the City. Remember that the drive to Placencia is about 3-4 hours, and you do not want to do it in the dark, there are many potholes, speed bumps and other unexpected obstacles that can make the drive hazardous and longer.
Once you arrive at the large round about at the Western Highway, turn right again, and follow the road towards Belmopan. You will reach another junction with a small round-about in the area of Hattieville, follow the road straight.
Go west on the Western Highway. Follow the Western Highway past the Belize Zoo all of the way to Belmopan and the Hummingbird Highway. You will reach another round about with the name of all the Belize district on it, and you are taking the left exit. There should be signs for “Dangriga” / “Punta Gorda” / “Placencia”
You will now be on the Hummingbird Highway. This is by far the prettiest part of the drive. You will wind through hills and towns, up and over bluffs, and through the Mayan Mountains. Be careful of narrow one lane bridges along this highway.
As you approach Dangriga, you will see a Shell Gas station on your right. The turn off of the Hummingbird Highway and onto the “Southern Highway” is just ahead.
Turn Right onto the Southern Highway. You should see signs for “Punta Gorda” and/or “Placencia”.
Follow the Southern Highway for about 35 minutes, and then you’ll approach a round-a-bout. Here, follow the signs to Placencia. It’s the “left turn” in the round-a-bout.
You are now on the road to the Peninsula. There are no turns off of this road, just lots and lots of speed humps. The only “turn” that appears is a turn off to Riversdale. Don’t make that left, but rather stay on the road to Placencia.
Follow the Peninsula Road all of the way through Seine Bight, past Roberts Grove and the Airstrip. We are about ¼ mile south of the airstrip on the left-hand side of the road. The office is at the roadside next to the restaurant.
Welcome to Los Porticos!