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How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

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How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

I am coming to Belize City Airport on Sat Dec 04 at 11 am.

What are my best options to get to San Ignacio from there?

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1. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Best depends on your budget and comfort tolerances. Cheapest is a taxi to the bus station ($25US) and a bus to San Ignacio (a few bucks); the express buses are quicker but if you want to stop at (for example) the zoo enroute, don't choose an express. I'm fond of the buses for cultural and budget reasons and you have plenty of time.

It's easy to set up private shuttles which tend to be quicker but spendier, especially if you're traveling alone. Let us know if you'd like to go that route and we can recommend specific drivers. Happy trails!

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2. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Also, check out this helpful blogsite:

http://belizebus.wordpress.com

My photos/blogs/travelogues are here if you're interested:

flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/collections

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3. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Your options are bus, taxi or transfer service.

A taxi would be very expensive (probably about BZ$150 to $200), but if split between more than one person, might be worth it.

There is a list of transfer services on my BelizeBus site. Contact them directly for rates.

http://belizebus.wordpress.com/

The bus fare from Belize City to San Ignacio is about BZ$7.00 per passenger.

However, you have to get from the airport to the bus terminal in Belize City. Here's how you can do this

There are no public buses from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA). A taxi to Belize City costs BZ$50.00 (per taxi, not per passenger), and takes 15 to 25 minutes depending on traffic. Before exiting the airport, try to find another person to share a taxi and split the cost.

Here’s the link to a shuttle service to Belize City (I have no experience with this service):

belizeshuttlesandtransfers.com/Belize-City-S…

This shuttle service might even take you to San Ignacio.

Another option is to walk or taxi from the airport to the Northern highway (about 2.5 km) and wait for a bus. As you approach the intersection with the highway, Belize City will be to your right so just wait on the side of the highway. When you see a bus coming, wave your arm up and down to get it to stop; Express buses will not stop. The bus will terminate at the bus terminal where you can change to a bus to San Ignacio.

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4. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Hi,

I like the idea of going by bus. Is the zoo worth to stop there?

I started to read you travelogues - very interesting!

Thanks,

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5. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Thanks a lot...

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6. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

The zoo is very unique and well worth a visit imo. You can check out my photos and travleogues (both 2003 and 2009 collections) and the zoo website:

www.belizezoo.org Happy trails!

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7. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Thanks again...

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8. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

Could you also recommend me good cave and Tikal tour guides from San Ignacio please.

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9. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

This is the one we use...

www.pacztours.net/tours/tikal_guatemala.html

We always rent a car for our travels. The last one was Budget at the airport and we were well pleased.

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10. Re: How to get to San Ignacio from Belize City Airport on Dec 04

We recently went to San Ignacio and followed MisterB's instructions going from municipal airport by cab to catch the bus - everything went super smoothly and played out just as he said it would. We had standing room only for a short period doing it that way versus going to the bus station but it was not long enough to be a bother. His website and knowledge is a great resource.