How to get to Isla Marisol

Isla Marisol Resort Location

Though Isla Marisol Resort is remote, it is reached easily in less than a day from most US and Canadian departure destinations. There are several options for flying to Belize and typically the best rates are secured in advance. Recently, however, many airlines are offering affordable last minute fares. Boat transfers to Isla Marisol are scheduled on Wednesday and Saturday ONLY. Private and off-day transfers are available for an additional fee.
When to arrive

If arriving in Belize on a transfer day (only Wednesday or Saturday), schedule an international flight that arrives before 1PM. This allows sufficient time to make a connecting flight to Dangriga. If the international flight arrives after 1PM it is difficult to reach Dangriga in time for the scheduled boat transfer. Regularly scheduled boat transfers depart Dangriga between 2PM and 3:30PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Private and off-day transfers can be arranged for a fee. It is also possible to arrive a day early and spend the night in Dangriga.

Airlines that fly to Belize

Several airlines fly to Belize (Philip S.W Goldson International – BZE) and the best fares are found by shopping around. Most airlines are now offering competitively priced round trip tickets for under $400 from many destinations.  

Traveling to Dangriga from the Airport (Belize City)

Getting to Isla Marisol from Belize City is not difficult. The most convenient way to reach Dangriga from Belize City is by plane. The 20 minute commuter flight offers spectacular views of the Belizean coastline. Both Maya Island Air and Tropic Air fly to Dangriga. Isla Marisol coordinates transportation from the Dangriga airstrip to the boat at Gra Gra Lagoon, approximately 10 minutes across town. Air travel is not included in packages; however you can arrange domestic air travel through the Isla Marisol reservation office. 

Traveling from Dangriga to Isla Marisol

The boat ride from Gra Gra Lagoon to Isla Marisol is 36 miles by sea, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on local weather and ocean conditions. The boat is scheduled to depart at 3:00 pm, though some flexibility is required to accommodate all travelers. Luggage travels to Isla Marisol in the boat and there is no access to luggage once it is stowed. A small bag with important items is allowed as a carry on during the trip.

 

Will the boat ride be long/short/ fast/slow/calm/rough/wet/dry? That is impossible to predict in advance and depends on local weather and ocean conditions. Experienced boat captains make the crossing in all types of weather, though safety is always the number one consideration, and rarely a crossing must be postponed.

Last Minute Delays and Changes

In the event of a delay, notify Isla Marisol Resort as soon as possible using the email and phone number listed. Isla Marisol can sometimes accommodate last-minute schedule changes, but travel insurance is highly recommended to cover any unforeseen delays or challenges during your trip. Isla Marisol is not responsible for any additional costs incurred (including boat transfers) by delays for any reason. 

Relay all day-of-arrival changes to an Isla Marisol representative in Belize at 011-501-610-4204 or 001-501-610-1085.  

For all other changes, contact the Isla Marisol office via e-mail at sales@islamarisolresort.com