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.
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.
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.
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.
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!