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It Just Got Easier to Fly from Belize to Guatemala

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Jun 15, 2011 2:00:55 AM
Valeria Espinoza


Boarding a Tropic Flight in San Pedro

Whether you live on Ambergris Caye, or are just visiting, it’s always worth making a side trip to our next door neighbor, Guatemala. I’m thinking of two places, in particular, that I think are worth visiting. The first is Tikal – the largest and most famous Mayan Ruin.  The other option that comes to mind is Antigua. It’s a charming Spanish colonial city surrounded by three volcanoes. This town provides a perfect setting for taking Spanish immersion classes.

There have always been flights from Belize City to Guatemala City. But in the past TACA was the primary carrier and they only flew there a few times a week. But Tropic Air has been expanding their international offerings this year. They are now offering a daily flight from Belize City to Guatemala (Monday – Friday), with a stop in Flores, and then on to Guatemala City. This means you can get dropped off at the stopping point for Tikal, if that’s your destination of choice.

There are two flights a day being offered, from Belize to Guatemala. And one return flight a day is being offered at this time. The flights will run on Monday through Friday. Better yet, they are available for only $299/roundtrip, for the time being. That is a very good price for these flights. Here are the flight times.

  • Belize City 7:45AM—via Flores–Guatemala City 10:00AM
  • Belize City 3:00PM–via Flores–Guatemala City 6:00PM
  • Guatemala City 7:30AM–via Flores–Belize City 9:45AM

Tropic Air San Pedro Terminal May 2011

There is a 7 AM flight from San Pedro to Belize City Municipal and another to Belize international Airport. It isn’t clear whether it will be possible to make it in time to jump on the early flight to Guatemala. But I’m assuming that this flight is designed to include people from San Pedro who would like to be dropped off near Tikal that morning.  We’ll learn more as this flight gets up and running.

I’ve travelled to Guatemala at least three or four times, always flying to either the Flores or Guatemala City airports. But the TACA flights were typically pricier than the new Tropic flight now being offered. I’d love to make another trip to see Tikal again. And I’m ready for another Spanish immersion program in Antigua. Antigua is my favorite colonial city so far…

Thanks to Tropic for upgrading their offerings during this last year. Learn more about Tropic Airlines, one of our Belizean airlines…



Topics: Transportation in Belize

Valeria Espinoza

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