Going to Ambergris Caye?

Getting to The Caye & San Pedro is easier than you think

There are many ways you can go from the mainland to beautiful Ambergris Caye.
Raft? Yeah, if you’re in a DIY mood and want to go all Robinson Crusoe – go for it.
Swimming? Um, no. 

But let us suggest some easier, faster, and safer ways of getting to the Caye.


Photo credit:  Mayaislandair.com

Photo credit: Mayaislandair.com

Paradise is 20 minutes by air

From Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport or the Belize City Municipal airstrip, it’s a mere 20 minute flight over unforgettable landscapes to San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.

Maya Island Air and Tropic Air offer hourly flights to and from The Caye – from before 8 a.m. to after 7 p.m. – making flying a convenient option for a day trip as well as an extended stay

The Caye is served by two carriers Tropic Air

Founded in 1979, Tropic Air is Belize’s largest airline, carrying approximately 300,000 passengers a year to 15 domestic destinations and four countries.

Bonus: No extra baggage costs on domestic flights.

Mike Murga/Wikimedia Commons

Mike Murga/Wikimedia Commons

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Rick / Flickr / Commercial Use Allowed

Maya Island Air

Maya Island Air was formed in 1997 through a merger of two carriers. Today, the 13-aircraft operation has regular services to 9 domestic destinations as well as charters to Guatemala and Honduras. 

Bonus: TripAdvisor says there’s a 10 percent discount for cash walk-ins, but you have to ask for it.

Water taxis

Cutting through the ocean waters is a pretty cool way of getting to the Caye. From Belize City, rides can last anywhere between 45 mins to 2 hours, depending on stops between islands. It might not be as fast as a plane, but you might be able to catch a glimpse of Belize’s vibrant marine wildlife.


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Pixabay/Free for commercial use /No attribution required

Dine artfully at Casa Picasso

Whether you take a 20 minute flight or 90 minute cruise, you must dine in a restaurant that matches nature’s splendor. So, make sure you eventually land at Casa Picasso, where fine dining meets art in a relaxed setting. Casa Picasso features an eclectic menu passionately executed by Chef Val Choc and his team. Experience tapas-style dining, an extensive wine list, delicious martinis and specially prepared cocktails in an artful setting. All is presented by a very friendly and professional staff who will attend to your every wish.

Casa Picasso, where the fabulous dine artfully!