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Keys and atolls

Keys and atolls in Belize

Keys and atolls in Belize

Keys and atolls

For those whose final destination is this tourist-friendly beach resort area (which faces the Caribbean), simply getting from Belize City to these locations is an adventure unto itself, with water taxi service being the more budget-friendly option (those with more cash to spend can fly from Belize City to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker on turboprop air services like Tropic Air (www.tropicair.com) and Maya Island Air (www.mayaislandair.com).

Those arriving from Belize City can take a water taxi to this part of the country. Those going to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker (for example) can take the Caye Caulker Water Taxi service (https://cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com) (US$10/adult, US$5/child) from Belize City’s Marine Terminal (near the Swing Bridge); those going to San Pedro can take the San Pedro Belize Express water taxi (www.belizewatertaxi.com) (US$15/adult, US$7.50/child). There is a service called Coastal Xpress (www.coastalxpress.com), which provides services up and down North Ambergris Caye (between Amigos del Mar pier in town and Blue Reef Island Resort in the north – with stops and pick-ups on demand at all private docks and seaside hotels & restaurants). Fares range from BZ$8 to BZ$40 (with weekly passes available).

Another water taxi service, San Pedro Water Taxi (www.sanpedrowatertaxi.com) provides service between Belize City and Caye Caulker (BZ$24/one-way) and between Belize City and San Pedro (BZ$35/one-way).

Taxis within San Pedro – since this is the main town in this part of Belize, taxi (cars) are plentiful here (ranging in price betwee BZ$6 to BZ$10).

Note on Caye Caulker: here, chauffeured golf-carts replace taxis. You can rent a golf cart for the day for about BZ$100 (about US$51 ). Those staying at Ambergris Caye are also advised to rent a golf cart or bike for getting around within that area.