Vehicle Rentals - Getting to Placencia

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We will meet you when you arrive at The Maine Stay, whether you choose to rent
a vehicle in Belize City and drive down, or if you fly, we will meet you at the Placencia Airport.
Renting a vehicle in Belize City gives you a lot of flexibility, depending on your plans.
Do you want to do Mayan Ruins, the Jaguar Preserve, Cave tubing, and other things?
You can do some or all of these yourself or they can be arranged with local tour operators.

The rental vehicle gives you "spur of the moment" or "same day" options, as well as more 
spontaneous access to local resorts, shopping and restaurants. If you factor in the flight costs from Belize City to Placencia... it makes the rental vehicle option pretty attractive. 
Plus you get a gorgeous drive down the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains. 
It truly is beautiful.

(Do a "google" search for "car rentals Belize.") 

PGIA Airport (BZE) - Belize City

All you need is a valid US or Canadian (state/provincial) driver's license. 

No International Driver's license or special permit is needed.

Hertz/Safari Car Rental
11 A Cork Street
Belize City
Tel: 501-223-0886
Fax: 501-223-4696

Avis Rent A Car
Poinsettia Road
Tel: 501- 205-2629
Fax: 501-225-3062

Budget Rent A Car
2 Mls. Northern Highway
Belize City
Tel: 501-223-2435
Fax: 501-223-2368

Buy Belize Auto Rental
2 Miles Western Highway
Belze City
Tel: 501-222-4190
Cel: 501-620-1992

Crystal Auto Rental
4 3/4 Miles 
Northern Highway
Belize City
US direct to Belize line is
Belize Tel: 501-223-1600
Belize Fax: 501-223 1900 E-mail:

Cayo Auto Rental
81 Benque Viejo Road
San Ignacio
Tel: 501-824-2222
Fax: 501-824-3081

Euphrates Auto Rental & Sales
143 Euphrates Ave / Zeitown St.
Belize City
Tel: 501-227-5752
Fax: 501-227-5753
Cel: 501-614-6967

Caribbean Rent A Car 

Cancun, Mexico

      Jabiru Auto Rental
5576 Princess Margaret Drive,
Belize City
Tel: 501-224-4680

Matus Car Rental
#18 Benque Viejo Road
San Ignacio, Cayo District
Belize C.A.
Tel: 501-824-2089

Nexgen Auto Rental
Philip Goldson International Airport
Ladyville, Belize City
Tel: 501-225-3646
Fax: 501-610-5753

5747 Lizarraga Avenue,
Belize City
Tel: 501-224-5554
Fax: 501-223-1504

Dangriga  Tel: 501-14 -9687

Ready Rentals
# 4 Mahogany Street
Tel: 501-523-7076
Fax: 501-523-7076

Smith and Sons
12 A Banack Street,
Belize City
Tel: 501-207-0159

Thrifty Car Rental
Corner Faber Rd. and Central American Blvd
Belize City
Tel: 501-207-1271
Fax: 501-227-1421

Vista Auto Rental
798 Vista Del Mar,
PO Box 1629
Belize City
Tel: 501-225-2292


Stann Creek Car Rentals
Candy Powers
523-3284, 622-7611, 625-9573

JAG Auto Rental & Property Management
Eugenie Adderly Gabourel

View and print driving directions here 

You shouldn't have any problems with the drive. There are villages to drive through on 
the way, so keep your eyes out for speed bumps, narrow bridges and bicycles! Just take 
your time and enjoy the Hummingbird Highway! BTW, that's the stretch from Belmopan 
to the Southern Highway. The first leg, from Belize City to Belmopan is nothing special... 
so don't worry, you will get in to some great scenery.  
If you decide to fly to Placencia from Belize City on either Tropic Air or Maya Island Air
there are options for car rentals right here on the Placencia Peninsula: see above.
Also Hertz-Belize has a branch at the Airstrip. Directions are easy and The Maine Stay is 
only 2.5 miles from the Airport... or, we'll be happy to pick you up, get you set up with 
your rental and guide you to your cabanas.