The Long Way to Monkey River

Practicalities
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Getting There:
Flights to Belize arrive at Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). You can also look at flying to Cancun, Mexico, and taking an Aerocaribe air shuttle to Belize City.

American Airlines: 800-433-7300
Continental: 800-525-0280
Iberia: 800-772-4642
Mexicana: 800-531-7921
Taca: 800-535-8780; www.taca.com

Internal Flights
Javier Flying Service: 501-223-5360
Maya Island Air: 501-262-435; 800-225-6732 (from U.S.)
Tropic Air: 501-226-2012; 800-422-3435 (from U.S.)

Jeep and Car Rental
There are not many roads to discuss when talking about southern Belize. Some sections are paved, some are gravel. When they are gravel, just drive slower and be confident in your ability to change a tire. Some say that the best way to get around Belize is by prop-plane, but a sturdy jeep is the only way to stay independent.

Lewis Auto Rental
23 Cemetery Road
Belize City
Tel: 501-227-4193
Fax: 501-227-2756

Books and Maps
A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas by Ernest Preston Edwards is a great guide to the birds of Belize.

The latest map of Belize from International Travel Maps shows great physical features and roads, and stands out as the most detailed map of the country.


Published: 16 May 2003 | Last Updated: 14 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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