Getting Here

Once you arrive in Belize, Hamanasi is approximately a 2.5 hour drive or a short connecting flight from the Belize City international airport (BZE).  At this time our recommended option is to book a full ground transfer from BZE to Hamanasi in one of our sanitized tour vans, to minimize touchpoints.  However, our reservation staff can also help arrange a connecting flight to Dangriga airstrip through our airline partner Maya Air.  Read below for more details on getting to Hamanasi, including driving yourself if you are feeling a bit adventurous.

Fly into Belize International Airport (BZE)

We recommend that you schedule your international flight to arrive by 4pm in order to make sure you can arrive at Hamanasi .  Later arriving flights may require a longer ground transfer or an overnight stay in Belize City. Airlines currently servicing BZE include:

  • American Airlines via Dallas, Miami, and Charlotte
  • United Airlines via Houston (George Bush Intercontinental), and Newark
  • Delta Air Lines via Atlanta and Los Angeles
  • Tropic Air via Cancun

 

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Then Connect to Ground Transportation or a Domestic Flight

  1. The Hamanasi reservations team can arrange private transportation from the international airport, for a scenic 2.5 hour drive in one of our sanitized tour vans.  This is our current recommended option to minimize touchpoints.  
  2. You can connect to Dangriga airstrip on Maya Air or Tropic Air. Our staff can also arrange this flight for you, as well as an airport transfer from Dangriga to Hamanasi. The flight time for your connecting flight is approximately 20 minutes, typically in a 14-passenger plane.  During the flight you’ll have great views of the countryside, so keep your camera handy!  Note that the wait times for domestic connecting flights are longer and less predictable due to COVID airport procedures and luggage delays are also possible.  Please be sure to take any valuables and medications in the cabin with you rather than in your checked luggage. Ask our reservations team for more information.

Or Drive Directly to Hamanasi

While it is easiest to get to Hamanasi via the above options, some guests choose to drive. Please be aware of poor signage, few street lights, and slippery conditions.  Be alert and slow down! People walk along the edge of roads and dogs often lie on roads. Please make sure that you bring your driver’s license. We strongly recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle that is insured. Please avoid driving at night. Never drink and drive!  See below for driving directions.

  • Take the Airport road to the Northern Highway. There will be a Shell gas station on your left at this intersection. (~ 2 minutes, 1 mile, 1.6 km)
  • Turn left on the Northern Highway and travel to the Burrell Boom cutoff. There will be a couple of tall communication towers on the left side of the road before the Burrell Boom cutoff. (~10 minutes)
  • Turn left on the Burrell Boom road and take it until it meets the Western Highway at a roundabout in Hattieville. Stay right. (~ 15 minutes, 11.5 miles, 18.5 km)
  • Turn right or west on the Western Highway and take it past the Coastal Highway until you reach the Hummingbird Highway which goes through the outskirts of the capital, Belmopan. (~ 40 minutes, 32 miles, 51.5 km)
  • Turn left on the Hummingbird Highway. You will pass a couple of gas stations shortly after you turn on this road. If you need gas, get it!
  • Go through the round about that has a large statue in the middle and continue straight on the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains, past citrus groves until you reach the Southern Highway. Here you will see the first Hamanasi sign. There will be an Shell gas station on your right just before the Southern Highway. This is the last gas station before Hamanasi. Please note that there are many one-lane bridges on the Hummingbird Highway. Please be alert! (~ 1.5 hours, 48 miles, 76 km)
  • Turn right on the Southern Highway. Soon after you pass through Silk Grass Village there will be a road to the left toward Hopkins. Turn left on the Hopkins Road. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this junction. (~ 15 minutes, 10 miles, 16 km)
  • Take the Hopkins Road until you reach Hopkins. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this intersection. (~ 10 minutes, 6 miles)
  • Turn right and take the road through the village until the pavement ends. (~3 minutes, 1.5 miles)
  • Continue on the same, but now gravel road until you see the Hamanasi drive on the left. Turn into the driveway. You've made it! (~ 3 minutes, 0.7 mile)
  • If you reach an intersection where you can either drive straight or turn right you've gone too far! Back up 50 feet to Hamanasi's drive!

  • Turn left out of airstrip driveway. Head straight and turn right when you reach the second street. (2 minutes, 0.25 miles)
  • Drive straight, crossing 2 bridges until you reach the Hummingbird Highway --a "T" junction. (5 minutes, 2 miles)
  • Turn right on the Hummingbird Highway. You will pass a Shell gas station on your left, the last gas station that you will pass. Take this until your reach the junction with the Southern Highway. (12 minutes, 6 miles)
  • Turn left on the Southern Highway. Soon after you pass through Silk Grass village there will be a road to the left toward Hopkins. Turn left on the Hopkins Road. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this junction. (~ 15 minutes, 15 miles)
  • Take the Hopkins Road until you reach Hopkins. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this intersection. (~ 10 minutes, 6 miles)
  • Turn right and take the road through the village until the pavement ends. (~3 minutes, 1.5 miles)
  • Continue on the same, but now gravel road until you see the Hamanasi drive on the left. Turn into the driveway. You've made it! (~ 3 minutes, 0.7 mile)
  • If you reach an intersection where you can either drive straight or turn right you've gone too far! Back up 50 feet to Hamanasi's drive!

  • Take the Western Highway to Belmopan.
  • Turn right on the Hummingbird Highway. You will pass a couple of gas stations shortly after you turn on this road. If you need gas, get it!
  • Go through the round about that has a large statue in the middle and continue straight on the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains, past citrus groves until you reach the Southern Highway. Here you will see the first Hamanasi sign. There will be an Shell gas station on your right just before the Southern Highway. This is the last gas station before Hamanasi. Please note that there are many one-lane bridges on the Hummingbird Highway. Please be alert! (~ 1.5 hours, 48 miles, 76 km)
  • Turn right on the Southern Highway. Soon after you pass through Silk Grass Village there will be a road to the left toward Hopkins. Turn left on the Hopkins Road. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this junction. (~ 15 minutes, 10 miles, 16 km)
  • Take the Hopkins Road until you reach Hopkins. There will be a Hamanasi sign at this intersection. (~ 10 minutes, 6 miles)
  • Turn right and take the road through the village until the pavement ends. (~3 minutes, 1.5 miles)
  • Continue on the same, but now gravel road until you see the Hamanasi drive on the left. Turn into the driveway. You've made it! (~ 3 minutes, 0.7 mile)
  • If you reach an intersection where you can either drive straight or turn right you've gone too far! Back up 50 feet to Hamanasi's drive!