Often simply referred to as the "Belize Airport," the Philip S. W. Goldson Airport is located in the village of Ladyville, approximately nine miles from Belize City.
All international flights into Belize land at the Philip Goldson Airport (code: BZE). Some onward domestic flights leave from this airport, but others depart from the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport in Belize City, commonly referred to as the "Belize Municipal Airport."
The Philip Goldson Airport has a long runway measuring 9,700 feet long, able to receive full-size aircraft. There are direct connections to the United States (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami) and Canada (Toronto and Calgary) as well as several cities in Central America (El Salvador, San Salvador, Panama City, Panama, Flores, Guatemala, San Pedro Sula, Guatemala, Cancun, Mexico, Merida, Mexico, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Roatan, Honduras).
American airlines flying non-stop to Belize: Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Canadian airlines flying non-stop to Belize: Air Canada and WestJet.
Overnight parking is available at the Philip Goldson airport for 18 BZD (Belizean dollars) per night. Domestic service to more than a dozen airports is provided by local airlines Tropic Air or Maya Island Air.
Note: All non-residents are required to pay a departure tax of $56 when leaving the country. This tax must be paid in cash (no debit or credit cards accepted), and it must be in American currency. There is an ATM located in the airport that dispenses American currency.
From the Philip Goldson Airport, it takes approximately 30 minutes to drive to Belize City, the largest urban area in the country. From Belize City, there are ground, water, and air connections to every destination in Belize. Below is a list of airports and airfields in Belize along with their three-digit code:
- Philip Goldson International Airport (serving Belize City) - BZE
- Sir Barry Bowen (Belize City - Municipal Airport) - TZA
- Belmopan (national capital) - BCV
- Caye Caulker - CUK
- Caye Chapel - CYC
- Corozal Town - CZH
- Dangriga - DGA
- Independence and Mango Creek - INB
- Maya Flats (serving San Ignacio Town and Benque Viejo) - MYF
- Orange Walk - ORZ
- Placencia - PLJ
- Punta Gorda - ORZ
- Savannah - SVH
- San Pedro (serving Ambergris Caye) - SVH
Maya Island Air and Tropic Air operate dozens of flights daily to destinations across Belize. Although flying time is less than an hour, be aware that the planes are very small (15 or fewer passengers), so booking ahead is recommended.
Flying to San Ignacio Town
Tropic Air flies to San Ignacio several times a day from San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Belmopan, as well as the Belize International and Municipal airports. Cahal Pech Village Resort offers free pick up's and drop off's to guests departing or arriving from Maya Flats Airstrip.
Cahal Pech Village Resort
Whether you’re participating in a group travel event or planning a family, honeymoon, or adventure travel vacation, Cahal Pech Village Resort can cater to your needs. If your vacation or travel plans include a trip to the beach, Cahal Pech can help arrange everything for you.
Cahal Pech Village Resort, a resort located adjacent to the ancient royal palace of Cahal Pech is just minutes from the eco-tourism center of San Ignacio Town. The resort features lovely thatched cabanas, an on-site restaurant, pool, and free high-speed wireless internet for all guests. Cahal Pech also offers all inclusive Belize vacation packages to all of the top attractions in Belize.