Whether you live on Ambergris Caye, or are just visiting, itÂs always worth making a side trip to our next door neighbor, Guatemala.Â IÂm thinking of two places, in particular, that I think are worth visiting.Â The first is Tikal Â the largest and most famous Mayan Ruin.Â Â The other option that comes to mind is Antigua.Â ItÂs a charming Spanish colonial city surrounded by three volcanoes.Â This town provides a perfect setting for taking Spanish immersion classes.
There have always been flights from Belize City to Guatemala City.Â But in the past TACA was the primary carrier and they only flew there a few times a week.Â But Tropic Air has been expanding their international offerings this year.Â They are now offering a daily flight from Belize City to Guatemala (Monday Â Friday), with a stop in Flores, and then on to Guatemala City.Â This means you can get dropped off at the stopping point for Tikal, if thatÂs your destination of choice.
There are two flights a day being offered, from Belize to Guatemala.Â And one return flight a day is being offered at this time.Â The flights will run on Monday through Friday.Â Better yet, they are available for only $299/roundtrip, for the time being. That is a very good price for these flights.Â Here are the flight times.
- Belize City 7:45AMÂvia FloresÂGuatemala City 10:00AM
- Belize City 3:00PMÂvia FloresÂGuatemala City 6:00PM
- Guatemala City 7:30AMÂvia FloresÂBelize City 9:45AM
There is a 7 AM flight from San Pedro to Belize City Municipal and another to Belize international Airport.Â It isnÂt clear whether it will be possible to make it in time to jump on the early flight to Guatemala.Â But IÂm assuming that this flight is designed to include people from San Pedro who would like to be dropped off near Tikal that morning. Â WeÂll learn more as this flight gets up and running.
IÂve travelled to Guatemala at least three or four times, always flying to either the Flores or Guatemala City airports.Â But the TACA flights were typically pricier than the new Tropic flight now being offered.Â IÂd love to make another trip to see Tikal again. And IÂm ready for another Spanish immersion program in Antigua.Â Antigua is my favorite colonial city so farÂ
Thanks to Tropic for upgrading their offerings during this last year.Â Learn more about Tropic Airlines, one of our Belizean airlinesÂ