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Travel From Guatemala to Belize
Travel from Guatemala to Belize takes you through some memorable scenery (Photo: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images )
Guatemala in Central America borders the southwest of Belize. Both destinations offer ancient Mayan ruins, national parks, markets, villages, and, in the case of Belize, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean Sea. Visitors travel between the two countries by land, sea and air. Have patience and a sense of humor for travel from Guatemala to Belize — the transport is sometimes unreliable but always an adventure in itself.
One land border sits between Guatemala and Belize, at Melchor de Mencos in Peten, Guatemala. On the Guatemalan side, the border is 44 miles from the junction that connects with roads heading southwest to Flores 18 miles away. The border is five miles from the first town in Belize, Benque Viejo del Carmen. No visas are required for a tourist visit of up to 30 days. All U.S. citizens must possess a U.S. passport valid for at least six months from the day you arrive in Belize, and proof of return to the U.S. Cross the border in daylight hours as the area can be dangerous at night and buses stop running. There is no departure tax when leaving Guatemala by land.