Cheap Flights to Belmopan Airport
Belmopan Airport (BCV), also known as Hector Silva Airstrip, is a small airport located just outside of Belize's capital city, Belmopan. The airport, which was expanded in 2002 to accommodate large aircraft like the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, provides easy access to the Cayo District and all of its eco-tourism opportunities. To find and compare cheap flights to Belmopan Airport, simply enter your departure city and travel date into Skyscanner's flight search. If your departure date is flexible, try comparing airfares on different days of the month using the Whole Month search tool.
Best Time to Fly to Belmopan Airport
Belmopan experiences a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: a dry season, which runs from January to May, and a wet season, which runs from June to December. The most popular time to visit the city is at the height of the dry season (February and March) when daytime temperatures average 27 degrees Celsius and rainfall is minimal. This is also the time of year when airfares and accommodation rates are at their highest. If you want to avoid large tourist crowds and save on travel costs, a good time to visit Belmopan is during the shoulder season (April and May). You can usually find good deals on flights and hotels at this time of year, and the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy outdoor activities like Fiesta de Carnaval and the Labor Day parades.
Airlines That Fly to Belmopan Airport
There are no direct flights from Canada to Belmopan Airport. Tropic Air is the only airline that flies to this airport, with daily connections available from Belize City and the Cayes. Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and WestJet are among the carriers that fly to Belize City airports. For a full list of airlines flying to Belize City and other destinations in South and West Belize, click here.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Belmopan Airport is a small facility with unmarked runways. There are no mobile staircases or jetbridges; passengers disembark directly onto the landing strip. The airport is not served by any public transit lines, and there are no car rental desks at the airport; the best way to get to the city center is by taxi. Many hotels and tour operators also offer free transportation from the airport. The journey from Hector Silva Airstrip to the city center takes around 10 minutes by car or taxi.
Belmopan Airport has limited services and facilities. No ATMs, cashpoints, or currency exchange desks are available onsite, so you'll want to be sure to have some local currency on hand when arriving in the area. There are also no restaurants or food concessions at the airport, so it's a good idea to purchase snacks before boarding your connecting flight to Belmopan.
What to See and Do in Belmopan
Belmopan is one of Belize's top inland destinations for eco-adventures. Day trips are offered by many tour operators in the area and include a wide variety of archeology, birding, caving, hiking, and horseback riding excursions. Belmopan is also home to some of the country's most popular tourist sites -- including the National Assembly Building, which resembles a Mayan temple in design, and the Belize Archaeology Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts and relics reflecting the nation's Maya heritage. The Belize Zoo, located just a few kilometers from Belmopan, is another good stop to add to your itinerary. It's home to over 125 animals a native to Belize, many of which have been rescued.