Belmopan is such a small city that having a rental car on hand is not necessary. Because of this, tourists often turn to taxis to get them where they need to go when traveling on foot is out of the question.
Fortunately for those who plan to take advantages of the numerous cab companies that operate in town, taxis are easy to come by. Very easily you can find them driving around outside of the Central Market and the Bus Station, but anywhere you need a ride and see a cab you simply raise your hand and motion to the driver that you'd like them to come your way. The taxis in Belmopan do not have any set style or color, so if you don't know what you're looking for you may just let a few pass you by. Most have very clear markings on the front or the side of the vehicle with the name of the cab company and a phone color, but those that do not can be identified by the green license plates. Only licensed, legal taxi cabs will have this color plate.
If you happen to be somewhere where you are unable to spot a cab, call one of the companies below.
Some drivers who are looking to maximize the amount of money they can make will try and pick up other passengers along the way. If this is not something you feel comfortable with, make it clear to your driver right away.
The cost of a taxi ride in Belmopan is hard to pin down. There are no meters or set rates. Instead, the driver and passenger will discuss the cost before they take off, agreeing together on what is a fair rate. This makes it hard to budget for taxi transport, but you'll also be able to get into a cab knowing how much you have to spend and let the driver know what you're working with. If what you have to offer is reasonable, most drivers will not refuse giving you a ride.
One thing to be aware of is that gratuities for taxi drivers are not customary. Don't think this means you cannot tip, just know that your driver does not expect it of you.
The following chart shows typical taxi fares for this area.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 90.00 - $ 105.00||Dangriga||Belmopan|
|$ 80.00 - $ 94.00||Downtown Belize City||Belmopan|
Taxis are a great resource for tourists staying in Belmopan, and one that should be considered for those who would like to avoid renting a car, and especially those who are unable to.
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