Getting Here and Getting Along
You’ll find that getting around Belize, Ambergris Caye, and Canary Cove is easy and fun. As a former British colony, English is the primary language; Spanish is also taught—therefore Bilingualism is very common. Although you do need a passport—there is no need for a visa, additional vaccinations, or exchanging currency. Flights are the most direct and efficient way to travel to Ambergris Caye, but boat travel is also possible from the mainland of Belize.
With the Belize International Airport just south of Cancun, Mexico, you’ll find it’s an easy flight of about 2+ hours from the U.S. From Belize International Airport, you can then take a 15-minute flight on a local carrier from Belize International Airport to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Our staff will be happy to meet you at the San Pedro Airport to then take you on our private boat up the shore to Canary Cove—while you enjoy a cool drink—about a 15-minute beautiful ride inside the protected barrier reef.
Flying from mainland Belize to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and then boating to Canary Cove is a wonderful way to not only see the islands of Belize, but also to see the beautiful shores of Ambergris Caye on your way to Canary Cove.
Trip Planning to Mainland Belize
When planning your trip, book your flight destination to San Pedro, Belize. There are several major airline carriers that fly to Belize. Your Belize mainland connection is Belize International Airport, also known as Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, airport code BZE (not the Municipal Airport). There are many US hub options (Houston, Dallas, Miami) when traveling to mainland Belize.
Trip Planning to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Canary Cove
Next, plan transportation to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye from Belize International Airport. There are three travel options: air, boat, or private helicopter to Canary Cove compound. Air travel is the most commonly used and it is fastest.
If you choose to fly from mainland Belize to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, plan about 90 minutes to get to Canary Cove once you have landed at Belize City International airport (BZE). There are two commercial air carriers to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye; Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.
Arriving in Belize
The Belize International Airport is very small and convenient. In planning the timing for your San Pedro, Ambergris Caye flight, allow 45 minutes for the transfer at Belize International. When your international flight arrives, you will first go through Customs and Immigration and then walk a short distance to the domestic airlines desk to check in to your previously reserved flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. You will go through a security checkpoint before going to the local terminal and waiting to board one of the highly reliable propeller driven airplanes.
There are shops and food available in the terminal.
Commercial Flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Your flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye’s only airport is about 15 minutes. You will have lovely views of the many islands and cayes along the way. At San Pedro’s airport, you will be welcomed by the Canary Cove staff and escorted via a short walk through town to your private boat which will whisk you away on a relaxing 15-minute ride to the private dock at Canary Cove. Then—enjoy the most stunning compound on the island and your dream Caribbean vacation.
Private Helicopter to Canary Cove
Guests may access Canary Cove directly from Belize International Airport via helicopter to our private heli-pad, circumnavigating the public and San Pedro town.
Inter-island Boat Service to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
For those who are not up for an inter-island flight between the Belize International airport and Ambergris Caye, there is a regularly scheduled public boat service provided by Coastal Xpress, Belize Coastline Ferry & Water Taxis. Please inquire directly with Coastal Xpress if you would like to travel in this manner.
Our staff is available to recommend and detail your travel arrangements, please let us know through our Reservations Inquiry Form how we can be of help.
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