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rentinga car at Belize City airport

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rentinga car at Belize City airport

Arriving in Belize City at 4P.M. thinking about picking up a car and driving then to San Iganico seeing ATM cave then next day on to Tikal Guatemala want to know how safe it is to drive?What about driving at night ? don,t know what time it gets dark there.

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1. Re: rentinga car at Belize City airport

In Belize, all the main highways are paved, two lanes and well signposted -- a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not necessary unless you plan to get way off the highways. Insurance is mandatory – it can be purchased at the border during office hours. Gasoline is currently about BZ$10.50 (US$5.25) per gallon. If coming from Mexico or Guatemala, it might be an idea to fill up before entering Belize. In December, sunset is around 5:30 and it's dark by 6pm.

The Philip Goldson Highway (formerly called the Northern Highway) is the main highway from Belize City to the northern border. The George Price Highway (formerly called the Western Highway) is the main highway from Belize City to the western border. Both are two laned, paved all the way, well signposted and the maximum speed limit is 50 mph (80 kph).

On the highways, be careful of unmarked speed bumps near the villages. In wet conditions, the pavement can get extremely slippery due to the type of paving material. Be aware of pedestrians and cyclists walking & riding ON THE HIGHWAY, not on the shoulder -- be careful of that especially at night. And there are some bad drivers in Belize -- watch out for speeding buses. If driving at night, take more care because lighting is poor (non-existant) and pedestrian & bicycles are on the roads.

Not all rental companies allow cars out of Belize -- Crystal is one that does. Give them advance notice if possible. You won't have insurance in Guatemala.

Edited: 05 December 2012, 16:07
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