Getting to the Island

How to Travel from Belize City to Ambergris Caye

Once in Belize City, you have two options for traveling to the island of Ambergris Caye: a 15-minute flight or a 1.5-hour water-taxi ride. Flights and water taxis both arrive in San Pedro, the largest town on the island.

Travel Options Domestic Flight Water Taxi
Flights to Ambergris Caye, Belize

A 15-minute flight with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air is the quickest and most convenient way to get to San Pedro.

Water Taxi to Ambergris Caye, Belize

Another popular and affordable option is to take a 1.5 hour Water Taxi trip from Belize City to Ambergris Caye with
San Pedro Belize Express or Ocean Ferry Belize. Both companies are equally safe, speedy, and located very near each other in Belize City. Both water taxi terminals are also within a two-minute walk of Parham Plaza Hotel. Once you arrive in San Pedro, just walk along the beach towards Central Park and you’ll see us right across the street.

Can be booked by Parham Plaza Hotel?

YES

Parham Plaza Hotel would be happy to prearrange this flight on your behalf. Click here.

NO

Water taxi transfers cannot be arranged by Parham Plaza Hotel.

Round Trip Cost
(including taxes & fees)

$160 USD *

per person

$35 – $40 USD *

per person

One Way Cost
(including taxes & fees)

$90 USD *

per person

$25 – $30 USD *

per person

Travel Time

15 minutes

1.5 hours

Departure Location

Belize International Airport (BZE)

* Requires approx. 1 hour layover
Map to Belize International Airport

Belize City Water Taxi Terminal

* Requires a 30 minute taxi ride to reach water taxi terminal
* Taxi ride costs approx. $25 USD

Map to Belize Express
Map to Ocean Ferry Belize

Arrival Location

San Pedro Airport (SPR)

Ambergris Caye
Map to San Pedro Airport

San Pedro Water Taxi Terminal

Ambergris Caye
Map to Belize Express
Map to Ocean Ferry Belize

Pickup by Parham Plaza Hotel?

Yes

* Call 011 501 226 4565 to arrange pickup
* Parham Plaza Hotel can prearrange at time of reservation

Yes

* We are across the street from Belize Express
* Guest must call 226 4565 from water taxi terminal just prior to departure

Last Trip of the Day

5:40 PM Belize

* International flight must arrive by 4:30 PM

5:30 PM Belize

* International flight must arrive by 3:30 PM

* Airfare and water taxi rates are approximate and subject to change

Parham Plaza Hotel Location in Town

We’re located directly opposite Central Park on Front Street (Barrier Reef Dr.), in between Jaguar’s Nightclub and Nook’s Restaurant. Our cream-colored building is set back from the street with a huge front yard. Walking distance from either ferry. A 3-minute cab ride from the airport or call us before you leave Belize City and we will pick you up – 501 226 4565.

How to Travel from Chetumal to Ambergris Caye

Once in Chetumal, take a taxi to the International water taxi ferry. There are two ferry companies that take turns offering this service once daily, the San Pedro Belize Express and the Water Jets. The cost is about $60 US each way. They leave at 3:30p. We’re located on the front (East) side of the island and the international ferry terminal is on the back (lagoon) side but it’s only a few blocks away, or about a five-minute walk.