solotravel tip

Arriving in Belize City

When flying to Belize you’re more than likely to go through the Philip Goldson International Airport (i.e., Belize City Airport), either as your final point of destination or to catch your connecting, local flight. Being a small airport (think Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California), Belize City is a breeze to navigate:

  • The plane taxis right up to the airport building, basically.  You can disembark from the front and back of the plane, directly onto the tarmac. Yep, just like Burbank.
  • Then airport staff line you up in a single line outside against the wall where you meander through until you get to the passport collection window. Don’t worry, lines move quickly. I went during Easter weekend (a very popular time of year) and it took about 25 minutes from the airplane to getting my passport stamped – no issues.  Yeah!  Another stamp in the passport- such a good feeling.