Planning your trip to Belize

If you go

THE BEST WAY TO BELIZE

From LAX, Delta offers nonstop service to Belize City, and United, American, Delta and TACA offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $631, including taxes and fees.

Hotel transfers from Belize City to Blancaneaux Lodge cost $210 for a family of four, with the longer transfer from Blancaneaux to Turtle Inn costing $325. Flights are available between Belize City, Blancaneaux Lodge and Placencia but are more expensive than ground transfers.

WHERE TO STAY

High-season rates (January to May, with even higher rates at Christmas and Easter) at Blancaneaux Lodge start at $339 a night for a cabana, and $629 a night for the two-bedroom villa we occupied. During the summer and fall, rates drop to $279 and $549, respectively. High-season rates at Turtle Inn start at $449 a night for a garden-view cottage, and $819 a night for the seafront villa we occupied. During the summer and fall, the rates drop to $319 and $679, respectively. Breakfast is included in all room rates. (800) 746-3743, http://www.coppolaresorts.com

TO LEARN MORE

Belize Tourism Board, http://www.travelbelize.org