Make your next international flight a trip to Belize.

Soak in the sun, surf, and unspoiled natural beauty of Belize.

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Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, coral reefs brimming with wildlife—unspoiled natural beauty is the hallmark of this small Central American country, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala. Whether it’s adventure you seek or simply a place to dig your toes in the sand, you’ll find it all here.

From sailing to scuba diving to cave tubing, there’s no shortage of aquatic activities in Belize. A visitor favorite is Hol Chan. Mayan for “little channel,” Hol Chan references a deep cut in the barrier reef where 160 species of fish and an abundance of other marine life reside. The snorkelers’ paradise has four distinct zones, including the popular Shark-Ray Alley. Venture into the mountains for a different kind of water-based fun at Rio on Pools. Located in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, this series of small pools formed by waterfalls is the perfect spot to take a dip and soak up the country’s natural beauty. More communing with nature awaits at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The world’s only jaguar preserve, along with 300 species of birds and a host of other animals, can be found within these 150 square miles. The chances of seeing an endangered cat are slim, but that shouldn’t stop you from traversing the many lush trails.

Lovers of ancient indigenous history will delight in the many opportunities to see Mayan ruins. From Belize City, head north 30 miles for a chance to explore Altun Ha, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. Along with two main plazas, the site features 13 structures including the Temple of the Green Tomb. A little further is Xunantunich. About two and a half hours from Belize City, these Mayan ruins are known for El Castillo, a temple that reaches 130 feet and is famous for its stucco frieze.

History is alive inside the city as well at the Museum of Belize. Once a British prison, this Belize City landmark now houses some of the country’s most prized art and tells of its storied past. Glimpse Mayan pottery and jade pendants, or step inside one of the preserved cells to see the etchings of former inmates.

Belize is calling you. Answer its siren song by booking a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines® flies to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, making your adventure even easier to begin. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.

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Use our Low Fare Calendar to find the lowest fares on flights to Belize available inside your international travel window.

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Things to do in Belize.
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Ambergris Caye
  • Caye Caulker
  • Placencia Peninsula
Outdoor adventures
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Rio on Pools
Enriching outings
  • Altun Ha
  • Museum of Belize
  • Xunantunich

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Why fly Southwest?

Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because no golf bag3 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

Gate to gate WiFi4

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie4 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees. That's Transfarency®.

We want to make your trip special, so we're taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards®, our award-winning frequent flyer program5.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight you choose. No restrictions. Sign up and see why it’s been named the best rewards program five years running5.

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100% reward availability6.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.


No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.


Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.


International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!


Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.


The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.


Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

4Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

52016-2020 Freddie Awards.

6As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at