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Getting Here

Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) is a short non-stop flight away from many cities in the United States, Canada, and throughout Central America. See more information HERE. When booking your international flight, please be aware of your landing time. For The Sea Glass Inn Guests we recommend arriving to Belize City no later than 1:30 pm. For commuter flights, we recommend arriving to Belize City no later than 3:45 pm, as the last flight to Placencia departs at 5:00 pm.

Once in Belize City, you can take the commuter flight. The commuter flight is twenty-three minutes long and includes breathtaking views from above. The Sea Glass Inn is a short drive south from the Placencia Airport where our shuttle will meet you and transport you back to the Inn (complimentary service with stay)  The commuter flight is approximately $206 USD per person round trip.

If you would prefer to rent a car and drive from Belize City it is a safe and scenic route through the Mayan Mountains. The journey from Belize City to Placencia will take approximately 3.5 hours. Please plan this journey during daylight hours, as navigating through the mountains on the Hummingbird Highway is quite challenging after sunset. You will need to be departing Belize City by 3:00 p.m. to reach Placencia before dark.

 

Driving directions from Belize City Airport (BZE) to Placencia, Belize!

  1. You will depart the airport and follow the “International Airport Road” – signs should say – to Belize City. You’ll drive with the airplane runway on your left as you depart the airport.

  2. Next, you’ll encounter a roundabout, which you will exit right onto John Smith Road.  This is a newly constructed “airport cut” that takes you directly to the Western Highway.

  3. Proceed on John Smith Road for about ten minutes to the roundabout.

  4. Exit right from the roundabout onto the Western Highway.

  5. Follow the Western Highway, where you will go left around the roundabout and continue onto the Western Highway (this turn is in the area of Hattieville).

  6. Go West on the Western Highway.

Here is where you can choose your routes - The Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains or the Coastal Plain Highway.

If You Choose the Hummingbird Highway: 

  1. Follow the Western Highway past the Belize zoo  all of the way to Belmopan and the Hummingbird Highway where you will meet a roundabout. Making a left will get you onto the Hummingbird Highway. There should be signs for “Dangriga” / “Punta Gorda” / “Placencia”

  2. You will now be on the Hummingbird Highway. This is by far the prettiest part of the drive. You will wind through hills and towns, up and over bluffs, and through the Mayan mountains.

  3. As you approach Dangriga, you will see a Shell Gas station on your right. The turn off of the Hummingbird Highway and onto the “Southern Highway” is just ahead.

  4. Turn Right onto the Southern Highway. You should see signs for “Punta Gorda” and/or “Placencia”.

  5. Follow the Southern Highway for about 35 minutes, and then you’ll approach a round-a-bout. Here, follow the signs to Placencia. It’s the “left turn” in the round-a-bout.

  6. You are now on the road to the Peninsula. There are no turns off of this road, just lots and lots of speed humps, thirty-six to be exact . The only “turn” that appears is a turn off to Riversdale. Don’t make that left, but stay on the road to Placencia.

  7.   Follow the Peninsula Road all of the way through Seine Bight, past Roberts Grove, the Airstrip and into the Village. You’ll know you’ve arrived in the village when you see the water tower.

  8. Once at the water tower, continue straight to you see Rick’s Restaurant across from the football field, you pass Tutti-Frutti Gelato, Rum Fish y Vino Restaurant & Chachi’s Pizza.   Sunset Point Road will be on your right just as you pass Chachi’s Pizza. 

  9. Turn right onto Sunset Point Road.  Approximately 100 yards ahead you will encounter Peninsula International Academy on your right (colorful fence as well as “school zone” sign) and there will be a cargo container building to your left that says “TROPICAL”.  It is here where the road veers right.

  10. You do not want to go right but turn left following the “Sea Glass Inn” signs.  You can park in shaded grassy  parking lot to the right where the “Sea Glass Inn Parking Only” signs are located.  Follow the signs and the narrow footpath that go in front of "Silver Sands Hostel" (the colorful cabanas)  Approximately 100 feet.

  11. You will see a "The Sea Glass Inn" sign with an arrow pointing right - towards the sea.  Follow this walkway approximately 70 feet.  The Sea Glass Inn will be on your left (turquoise building)

If you choose the more direct Coastal Plain Highway

   

  1. On the Western Highway once you pass The Belize Zoo - you will see overhead signs for "La Democracia" This is the Coastal Plain Highway. 

  2. Turn left onto The Coastal Plain Highway.

  3. Remain on the Coastal Plain Highway until it ends at Hope Creek Village.   You will enter the roundabout here to exit once again onto the Hummingbird Highway. This is the  left exit out of the roundabout.

  4. Continue on the Hummingbird Highway to the Southern Highway (3.9km or 2.42 miles)

  5.  Turn Right onto the Southern Highway. You should see signs for “Punta Gorda” and/or “Placencia”.

  6. Follow the Southern Highway for about 35 minutes, and then you’ll approach a round-a-bout. Here, follow the signs to Placencia. It’s the “left turn” in the round-a-bout.

  7. You are now on the road to the Peninsula. There are no turns off of this road, just lots and lots of speed humps, thirty-six to be exact . The only “turn” that appears is a turn off to Riversdale. Don’t make that left, but stay on the road to Placencia.

  8.   Follow the Peninsula Road all of the way through Seine Bight, past Roberts Grove, the Airstrip and into the Village. You’ll know you’ve arrived in the village when you see the water tower. Once at the water tower, continue straight to you see Rick’s Restaurant across from the football field, you pass Tutti-Frutti Gelato, Rum Fish y Vino Restaurant & Chachi’s Pizza.   Sunset Point Road will be on your right just as you pass Chachi’s Pizza. 

  9. Turn right onto Sunset Point Road.  Approximately 100 yards ahead you will encounter Peninsula International Academy on your right (colorful fence as well as “school zone” sign) and there will be a cargo container building to your left that says “TROPICAL”.  It is here where the road veers right.

  10. You do not want to go right but turn left following the “Sea Glass Inn” signs.  You can park in shaded grassy  parking lot to the right where the “Sea Glass Inn Parking Only” signs are located.  Follow the signs and the narrow footpath that go in front of "Silver Sands Hostel" (the colorful cabanas)  Approximately 100 feet.

  11. You will see a "The Sea Glass Inn" sign with an arrow pointing right - towards the sea.  Follow this walkway approximately 70 feet.  The Sea Glass Inn will be on your left (turquoise building)

A FEW POINTERS:

  • The total drive can take from 2 ½ hours to 4 ½ hours. The speed humps (36 on the Placencia Peninsula alone!) , traffic and familiarity with turns and roads can greatly affect your drive. Be patient and enjoy the drive – it’s very pretty and the most scenic drives in the country.

  • The new Coastal Highway is complete! If you chose to drive this route it is about an hour faster than taking the Hummingbird Highway.  Please note:  There are ZERO service facilities on this road.  No fuel stations or convenience stores. Be sure to have adequate fuel in your vehicle.  There also is ZERO cell phone or data service.  You will be driving through amazing jungle areas.  Tune out of civilization and into nature if you chose this journey to Placencia. 

  • There are several rest stops available should you decide or have the time to stop. A few recommendations would be the Belize Zoo, The Art Box Gallery, Blue Hole National Park, and The Country Barn.

  • Should the drive be longer than you would like, you can be arrange a twenty-three minutes local airline flight to Placencia, where we can have a shuttle waiting to transport you to The Sea Glass Inn.                     PLEASE NOTE:  48hrs advance notice for shuttle service is required.

 

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Maya Island Air

 Once a passenger has cleared customs they will exit and make their way to the Maya Island Air front desk which is about 30 ft. away (note the Agents in turquoise dresses and scarves). The passenger will then check-in and leave their checked bags to be processed and taken to the aircraft. Once checked-in, they will then pass a screening area (remove any electronics, metals and the like). After this, they will enter the departure area. The Maya Island Air departure gate is 6A and is to the far right-end of this area (note the green walls). There will be a final check-in before boarding the flight.

Click here for Maya Island Air Website

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Tropic Air

Once a passanger has cleared customs they will exit and make their way to the Tropic Air front desk.  The passenger will then check in and leave their checked bags to be processed and taken to the aircraft.  Once checked in they will pass a screening area 

(remove any electronics, metals and the like). After this, they will enter the departure area).   The departure gate is right within this areas.

 

There will be a final check-in before boarding the flight.

Click here for Tropic Air Website

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Crystal Auto Rental

Crystal Auto Rental Belize is the # 1 leading company inn the Belize car rental industry. With a fleet of over 300 vehicles and a variety of over 15 class of rental vehicles to select from, Crystal Auto rental in Belize has the right vehicle for you.

 Crystal Auto Rental's International Airport office at the Phillip Goldson International Airport is conveniently located directly across the from the International Arrivals exit door across the small parking lot.

 

Crystal offers Compact car rentals, SUV's rentals, Pickup Truck rentals, and Full-size Van rentals. As one of the most established Car Rental in Belize, Crystal boasts over 350 vehicles in its Fleet.

 

Click here for Crystal Auto Rental Website

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