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Do I have to check my luggage to Belize, or can I get by with carry-on?

When you sign up for one of our Belize trips, you will receive a “What to Bring” list in the mail. You might think all you need is a couple of t-shirts, your swimsuit, and a toothbrush, but there are a few other things you will need to fully take advantage of our adventure sport program. You can request the full Belize packing list from us by email, but in a nutshell the other items include a dive skin, booties, mask, fins, snorkel, and flashlight. In addition to this, you still need your t-shirts, shorts, raingear, and toothbrush, plus a few other items.

Belize airportSo it IS possible to do it using only carry-on luggage, but in my opinion it is not worth it.

The Belize airport is small, you get your luggage quickly, and at best you will get to your initial Belize destination about 15 minutes faster by doing carry-on only.

And what do you sacrifice? If have seen people leave their fins at home, or buy these horrible tiny fins just to avoid checking luggage. I don’t get it. You go to one of the top snorkeling destinations in the entire world, and you don’t bring your fins, just to save 15 minutes?

That’s nuts!

To see our full Belize packing list, shoot me an email and I’ll send it to you: slickrock@slickrock.com.

Here’s a list of airline carry on luggage rules. Belize airlines are Continental, American, Delta, and US Airways.

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