Corozal is the last stop on the Goldson Highway before you hit Mexico. The 95-mile (153-km) journey from Belize City will probably take about two hours, unless you're slowed by sugarcane trucks. The Goldson Highway is a two-lane paved road in fairly good condition. Other roads, including roads to Lamanai, Río Bravo, and Gallon Jug, and the road to Sarteneja are mostly unpaved. The Old Northern Highway, the route to Altun Ha, has been repaved for the first 12 miles (20 km), with the remaining 9 miles (15 km) a mixture of old broken pavement and dirt. Because tour and long-distance taxi prices are high, especially if you're traveling with family or in a group, you likely will save money by renting a car.
Car-rental agencies in Belize City will usually deliver vehicles to Corozal and Orange Walk, but there will be a drop fee, starting at around BZ$150. Two small local car-rental agencies, Corozal Cars and Belize VIP Service, have a few cars to rent, at rates starting around BZ$140 a day, plus tax.
Belize VIP Transfers. Belize VIP Transfers, operated by Henry Menzies and family, has a few vehicles to rent from around BZ$150 a day plus taxes, in addition to offering tours and transfer services to Mexico and various points in Belize. Caribbean Village, South End, Corozal Town, Corozal. 422/2725; www.belizetransfers.com.
Corozal Car Rental. Corozal Car Rental, just north of Corozal Town on the way to the Mexican border, has a few cars for rent, starting at around BZ$150 a day plus tax. Mile 85, Philip Goldson Hwy., formerly Northern Hwy., Corozal Town, Corozal. 422/3339; www.corozalcarrental.com.