ICRI General Meeting 28 – Travel

Belize City is the country’s largest city (the capital being Belmopan). It holds its principal port and it is the country’s financial and industrial hub. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River.

  • Airport: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)


  • Accommodation
    The following hotels have been selected by the ICRI Secretariat.
    PLEASE NOTE: rates provided are negotiated rates for ICRI guests – please mention that you are attending the ICRI General Meeting when making your reservations.


    • Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina (Meeting venue) – The Radisson Hotel is located about 15km from the International airport and easily accessed by taxi via the northern highway.

      2 Marine Parade Belize City Belize
      P: +501-2-233333 / F: +501-2-273820
      Email: amin.dredge@radisson.com
      Website: www.radisson.com/belize-city-hotel-bz/belize

      Rates (based on 3+ nights stay)

      • Standard room (Villa or Colonian wings): US$143.92 (single occupancy) including buffet breakfast

      • Standard room (Villa or Colonian wings): US$173.15 (double occupancy) including buffet breakfast
      NOTE: To obtain these rates use the Promotional Code ICRI when booking online.


  • Other hotels:


    • The Great House
      13 Cork Street, Belize City, Belize
      P: +501-223-3400 F: +501-223-3444
      Email: greathouse@btl.net
      Website: www.greathousebelize.com

      Rates (Guests must refer to special ‘ICRI General Meeting’ rates when booking rooms.)

      • Deluxe single room US$100.00 plus 9% Hotel Tax.

      • Deluxe double room US$110.00 plus 9% Hotel Tax.

        Room rate comes with a light continental breakfast and free wi-fi.

    • Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel (Best Western)

      3 mls Phillip Goldson Highway Belize City Belize
      P: +501-223-2302 / F: +501-223-2301
      Email: sales3@belizebiltmore.com
      Website: www.belizebiltmore.com

      Rates (based on 3+ nights stay, buffet breakfast included)

      • Standard room US$118.00 + 14.5% tax

      • Deluxe room US$128.00 + 14.5% tax

      • Premier room: US$143.00 + 14.5% tax

    • Princess Hotel & Casino

      Newton Barracks King Park, Belize City, Belize
      P: +501-223-2670 / F: +501-223-3148
      Email: reservations@princessbelize.com
      Website: http://www.princessbelize.com


      • Standard single room: US$ 100.00 USD + 9% tax

      • Standard double room: US$110.00 USD +9% tax

      • Regular Suite: US$125.00 + 9% tax

  • Official language: English

  • Currency: Belize dollar (BZE) (currency convertor – www.oanda.com)

  • Timezone: CST (UTC−6)

  • Communications: International code: 501. There are roaming agreements with major companies so many people should be able to use their existing mobile phones, with fairly good coverage in populated areas. Pay phones are also numerous although they charge different rates (the blue and yellow pay phones are mainly for tourists and charge very high rates for long distance calls). Internet access will be available at the venue but please be aware that Skype cannot be used in Belize.

  • Electricity: Voltage: 110/220V; Frequency: 60 Hz, Plug: B & G

  • Weather: Belize has a tropical monsoon climate, with warm and humid conditions. October falls in the middle of wet season so heavy rains are to be expected. Temperatures will range between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius (72 -86 Fahrenheit).

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