Transportation

The two most typical ways to travel to Belize is to either ...
1) Fly into Belize (Belize City) directly. This is obviously the most convenient convenient option, but is also the most expensive option). From the Belize airport, you can rent a car, take the local bus, or rent a shuttle bus/van
  • To rent a car...[enter information where they must go to get a rental car, and whether a reservation is recommended. Also provide websites, email addresses and phone numbers]
    • Estimated travel time = 2 hours
    • Please call us at [501-652-8595] before you leave so that we can meet you in San Ignacio. You can then follow us from there to the lodge, a mere 15-minute drive.
  • To take a local bus
    • You'll need to take a cab from the airport to the bus station. Buses to San Ignacio leave just about every hour. The fee is about 30 us. But keep in mind, the bus makes frequent stops, and is not air conditioned. (They are old 1960 vintage school buses.) but a cool expereince.
      • Estimated travel time = 3 hours
  • To take a shuttle... It is wise to make a reservation in advance.  Max 011-501-623-4880 or William Hofman belizeshuttle@yahoo.com 
2) Fly into Cancun and then rent a car. (There a plenty car rentals directly in the airport. But before you book anything, be sure to state that you will be taking the car to Belize since not all rentals offer this provision).
  • Estimated travel time, driving from Cancun to San Ignacio = 8 hours.
  • Please call us at [enter phone number] before you leave so that we can meet you in San Ignacio. You can then follow us from there to the Medicine Mountain, a mere 15-minute drive.
3) Fly into Cancun and then take a bus.Depending on where you're flyling from, you can save $500 - $800 by flying to Cancun instead of Belize City. Keep in mind that the average bus travel time from Cancun to San Ignacio is approx. 10 hours, and requires you take three different buses.
  • Name of Bus Line ADO
  • From there you need to buy another ticket on another bus line to get you to Chetemaul then to Corazol to Belize City if you want to explore Playa del Carmen, Talum and other sites along the way. Or time your flight and wait for the bus about 8pm straight from the Cancun airport to Belize City
  • At Belize City, you'll then get on a local bus that will take you San Ignacio.
From San Ignacio to Medicine Mountain:
Please send us your itinary and we will arrange to pick you up in San Ignacio and take you to Medicine Mountain, a mere 15-minute ride.

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