Normally, when we travel we choose to rent a car because of the freedom it affords us. However, I'm uncertain which options are more convenient and economical for us for this trip because it is a lot of driving and I know gas and rentals are costly. We plan on spending 3 nights in Placencia, 3 nights in San Ignacio, 2 nights in the city (arrival/departure). Definitely think I'd prefer to rely on shuttle service or flights to/from Placencia. Is car rental service available at the municipal airport or do they allow pickups/drop offs there?
Tentative list of things we'd like to do: Belize Zoo, San Pedro day trip, catamaran tour, snorkeling/beaches, Jaguar Paw, jungle trek, zip lining & cave tubbing tour, Mayan Ruins (Lamanai*, Xunantunich, Altun Ha), waterfalls, caves, Rio on Pools, Five Sisters Falls, Thousand Foot Falls, Barton Creek Cave, ATM, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Caracol Archeological Reserve, Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Tikal, Belize & Monkey River tour.