History in Belize city

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While tour busses and local airlines make getting around Belize pretty simple, traveling the country’s commercial capital, Belize City, is even easier, partly because you only have a few transportation choices.

Walking

Most of the tourist attractions in Belize City—restaurants, eclectic shopping and historical sites—are within walking distance of each other. Wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen and a sun hat to provide a bit of relief from some pretty intense sunshine! If you’re traveling at night, always take a taxi—no matter how close your destination is.

Taxis

Taxis abound in Belize City! It’s a popular way for both locals and tourists to travel and the abundance of passengers make fares very reasonable. You’ll be able to ride to most places in the city for around the taxi minimum (which ranges from around $3 to $6 US). And while you’ll probably have no trouble hailing a cab, make sure it’s licensed—look at the license plate; it should be green. Also, most taxis don’t have any kind of meter so make sure to discuss the fare with the driver.

Car Rentals

Renting a car is another option, and you can do it easily enough at the airport. (It can be expensive—rates range from $50 to $150 a day.) But beware! Since you’re visiting the commercial center of the country, expect to deal with constant traffic jams, trouble finding parking on the street and aggressive driving.

Other Rentals

If renting a car isn’t your thing, consider a new addition to the rental world in Belize City: bicycles or scooters. Not feeling brave enough to weave in and out of heavy traffic on your bike or scooter? Consider renting a horse-drawn carriage.

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