How to Save Money and Travel in Style in Belize
You’ve already made one great choice: you chose Belize as your destination. Compared to most other tropical destinations and to most other popular tourist countries in the world, Belize is very inexpensive. The hotels, resorts, food, transportation, and activities are all less expensive than in other countries, which makes Belize perfect for the budget traveler who still wants to have a luxurious vacation.
Whether you want to save some money on flights and activities so you can rent a room in a beautiful resort or you just want to be as frugal as possible, here are some tips for saving money on your Belize vacation and still traveling in style:
1. Fly to Mexico instead of directly to Belize. Again, a flight to Belize is going to be less expensive than flights to most other popular tourist countries, but a flight to Cancun is going to be less expensive than most flights to Belize. There is easy access from Cancun to Belize. Most people who take this route just take the bus into Belize. You could save up to 40% on your flight, which means 40% more money for a nice resort.
2. Travel during Belize’s off season. Like all tropical countries, there is a busy season and the off season. Flights, resorts, and activities are all likely to be less expensive during the off season. Choosing a less popular time for travel will allow you to get all of the same accommodations at a much lower cost. And because Belize’s weather is beautiful all year round, traveling during the off season won’t mean a mediocre trip.
3. Share the cost of activities. If you are traveling alone or with just a few people, find a few other people at your resort that are looking to do the same activities. Booking a tour guide together means you can split the cost more ways and still get the same experience.
4. Use public transportation. No matter where you travel in the world, consider trying out the public transportation. Not only are the buses in Belize safe, they also run on time and to just about anywhere in the country, for a very low price. They run all day, starting very early in the morning and stretching until late at night.