How do I get to Placencia?

From your international flight to Belize, you have two options to get to Placencia.  One is by air with either Tropic Air or Maya Island Air, multiple flights a day from Belize City to Placencia.  Connections are easy and very efficient.

You can also either rent a car or arrange a van service to drive the 3 hours from Belize City to Placencia.  This is a beautiful way to see a lot of the country.

What is the exchange rate?  Are there ATM’s available?  Can I use credit cards?

The exchange rate is 2 Belize Dollars to 1 US Dollar.  Major credit cards are accepted at some establishments but it is always good arrive in the country with some US cash. Preferably in small bills.

There are a lot of tour companies, restaurants and bars that are cash only. US cash dollars are accepted (without tears or markings on them) and you will get Belize dollars with your change. There are ATM’s available in the village. The one at Atlantic Bank seems to work better than the one at Belize Bank closer to the center of town.

I would like to do other things in Belize before and after the music days.  How can I arrange this?

There are lots of options – sailing, fishing, diving, snorkel excursions, visit a Mayan temple or explore the jungle.  This can be arranged through the hotel where you are staying.  We suggest you come early or stay later.  Then you can explore more of Belize around the dates of the Parrothead Beach Bash – Belize!

What is the weather like in May? What should I pack?

Daily high temperatures are from 85°F to 87°F, rarely falling below 82°F or exceeding 90°F. Daily low temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 81°F. Water temperatures are in the low 80's.

Dress is casual in Belize and light shirts and shorts are the norm. A hat and water bottle are recommended.