Maya Island Air or TropicAir
For those flying into Belize City, there are a few options for getting to Hibiscus Beach. The quickest and most efficient mode of travel is to fly via one of the local carriers: Maya Island Air or TropicAir. Both have hourly flights to Placencia and both are around $220 per round trip ticket. Flight time is around 30 minutes, depending on the number of stops (it is often necessary to stop in Dangriga to drop offer passengers). Once guests provide their itinerary, our hospitality manager will check the flight status and, if necessary, arrange for a taxi. The fare is about $6-$10 US for the approx. 3 miles drive south from the Placencia airstrip to Hibiscus Beach.
Shuttles can also be arranged for the 3 1/2 hour drive from Belize City to Placencia. Prices range from $60 to $100 per person, depending on the size of the vehicle and the number of people in your party. It is also possible to combine a tour with your transportation to/from Belize City- depending on your arrival/departure time.
Some more adventurous travelers choose to rent a car in Belize City and drive down. Though a personal vehicle may afford some a sense of freedom, I've found that for most guests it is an unnecessary expense.
Hibiscus Beach is within walking distance to everything in the Village. Lack of parking in Placencia and high season congestion combine to make bicycles the most sensible means of getting around. There are a few note-worthy restaurants a few miles north in Maya Beach. I would recommend renting a golf cart for a day (about $65 US from Capt. Jak's Rentals) to explore the peninsula and hit the "high-spots" in Maya Beach.
For those who choose to rent a car: please be advised that fuel stations are few and far between. There are no "big-box" stores, no McDonald's to swing in and grab a bite. There are very few street lights on the rough roads and signs are often ambiguous, or, non-existent.
There are several villages along the way with lots of pedestrians that can be hard to see- especially at night. We don't want to quell anyone's sense of adventure! If you plan on exploring inland Belize on your own each day, a rent-a-car will prove useful. For most who only want to adventure inland a time or two, I would suggest enlisting the services of one of Placencia's many competent and knowledgeable tour operators.
If you do choose to rent a car, however, please follow these directions. Most GPS apps will send you via the Coastal Hwy- even Google Maps (I've added a stop in Belmopan on the link to bypass this). They will say that it will save about 30 min, but in actuality will add about an hour due to the rough roads.