I found airfare for 10 days in March 2010. I wouldn't mind staying more but even at 10 days, car rental is eating into my budget.
I think that if I really want to see all that Belize has to offer I need to rent a car.
I would like to get down to Placencia or Hopkins and, also, to the ruins.
Will I need to rent a 4x4?
The big name car rental companies (Hertz, Budget...) are very expensive, it seems, and I'm not familiar with the reputation and costs of the local rental agencies.
Are there any recommendations you may have for me? Any car rental tips? For example, would it be better for me to find a local rental business that is not located at the airport? Or are there any one-way rentals available (I would rent from Belize City then drive to Placencia and drop off the car).