You'll arrive fresher if you fly. From Belize City (both international and municipal airports) there are frequent flights to Dangriga and Placencia on Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. There are more than 20 flights daily between Belize City and Placencia, and more than a dozen to Dangriga. You'll generally fly in small turbine or prop aircraft, such as the 13-passenger Cessna Caravan C208. Fares to Placencia are BZ$180– BZ$197 one-way from the Belize City municipal airport, BZ$213–BZ$233 from the international airport; to Dangriga, fares are BZ$91–BZ$106 from municipal, BZ$144–BZ$160 from international.
Maya Island Air (Placencia airstrip, Placencia Village, Stann Creek. 523/3443 in Placencia; 223/1140 in Belize City. www.mayaislandair.com.)
Tropic Air (Placencia airstrip, Placencia Village, Stann Creek. 523/3410 in Placencia; 226/2012 in Belize City; 800/422-3435 in the U.S. www.tropicair.com.)