Every week we update our Belize flights page on our website. We use on-line tools to find the best fares from 24 US and Canadian cities, so each week we are scrutinizing these rates. Everyone wants a cheap flight-Belize. But flights to Belize have gone up lately, and I have been trying to figure out why.
Actually I am surprised that they have stayed so cheap for so many years. For many, many years the cost was about $480 round trip from many cities in the US. But it seems those days are over. Now the best prices seem consistently in the $680 range. Gas has obviously gone up in recent years, which must be a great deal of the reason. And there are not many flights to Belize at all, only 1/day from 5 airlines. But there are still some things you can do to find the best rate possible.
The best on-line tool I have found is at kayak.com. Go to this website, put in your airport and dates and click on “My dates are flexible.” Then choose “3 days before and after” and click “Search”. Close the Priceline.com window that pops up… what you want is the chart. This chart will show you lowest and highest prices for arriving and departing any of 7 days, 3 days before and 3 days after your preferred arrival date, and 3 days before and 3 days after your preferred departure date. Some weeks you will find it is best to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday instead of Friday, or leave Monday instead of Sunday. This wonderful tool doesn’t force you to type in every single option to find out when the rates are lowest.
You should also try typing in different departure cities if you live in a place where you have multiple options. For example, from Moab we can fly from Grand Junction, CO; Montrose, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Denver, CO; or Albuquerque, NM.
If you do choose to arrive early or stay late there is plenty to do! Basically, you could spend weeks and weeks in Belize and not come close to seeing it all. Check out our Things to Do in Belize page for our recommendations.