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Belize City Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Belize City Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

"When you land, you are greeted by one of any number of angry Belizeans in a uniform, (the uniform makes them better than you, remember that). - a traveller

Airport Overview

belize city airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Belize City Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with few shops and dining options. As one reviewer puts it, “There’s really nothing to write home about.”
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • It is not possible to sleep in this airport overnight.
  • For daytime naps, reviewers have mentioned that the airport is crowded, and seating is uncomfortable and often unavailable.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Belize City Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Belize City Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Belize Airport. Connect to the “PGIA Courtesy WiFi” or “FreeBTLHOTSPOT” networks. Internet kiosks are also available throughout the airport. Most of the kiosks accept credit card or internet e-card only, but two of the kiosks do accept cash. Rates are posted at each kiosk.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Belize Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Global Village Hotel - (8 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available.
  • Bamboleo Inn - (10 minutes from the airport) Owners will arrange taxi pick-up which includes the driver waiting at the airport with a sign for you, $10.00 USD each way.
  • Red Hut Inn & Car Rental - (20 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available for $20 USD. Airport transfers also available to Belize City Municipal Airport.
  • Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel- (15 minutes) An airport shuttle is available for a fee (approx. $25 for two ppl).
  • Black Orchid Resort - (20 minutes) A free airport shuttle is available.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Belize City Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are available throughout both terminals.
  • Banking - Atlantic Bank Ltd. offers full-service banking in the airport.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Currency Exchange - Atlantic Bank Limited offers foreign currency exchange and other banking services in Terminal 2.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - A small variety of duty-free shops are available in the Departures lounge and Arrivals Hall. Two souvenir shops are also available in the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Dining options include: Global Spice (T1, upstairs) ▪ Sun Garden (T2, upstairs) ▪ Jets Bar (Departures lounge).
  • Information Desk - Location: Arrivals Hall - Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM.
  • Smoking - Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the airport.

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Airport Hours

According to the airport’s website, “Normal operating hours are from 6:00AM to 6:00PM, however flights can be accommodated outside of these hours.”

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: A Class Auto Rental • Alamo • Avis • Belize Auto Rentals 4 Less • Budget • Crystal Auto Rental • Discount Auto Rental • Explore Belize Auto Rental • Hertz • Jabiru Auto Rental • National • Pancho’s Auto Rental • Thrifty • Vista Auto Rental.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 09 March 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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