A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Belize City vs. Pedasi for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Belize City or Pedasi?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Belize City or Pedasi? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Belize City or Pedasi?

Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It was once the capital of the country, but due to massive hurricane damage in 1961, the country decided to relocate it capital. With a population of 57,000 people, Belize City is located right at the mouth of the Haulover Creek.

This gorgeous tropical city experiences a monsoon climate – meaning there are warm and humid conditions throughout the course of the year. There is a wet season from May to January, so plan for a little bit of rain in that time.


Pedasi is in the Los Santos province of the Pacific West region of Panama. It's on the edge of the Azuero Peninsula and has a population of just over 2000 people. The town is predominantly a fishing village and is set on a beautiful, rocky coastline, making it a dramatic place to visit. The town is small, but you'll find a few restaurants around town that are worth eating at. The area is well known for having some great carnivals and most travelers visit with the plan to enjoy some sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, or surfing. There are also some great national parks and preserves nearby.

Which place is cheaper, Pedasi or Belize City?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Belize City is $88, while the average daily cost in Pedasi is $38. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Belize City and Pedasi in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Belize City $49
    Pedasi $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Belize City $98
    Pedasi $26
Compare Hotels in Belize City and Pedasi

Looking for a hotel in Belize City or Pedasi? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Belize City

Hotels in Pedasi

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Belize City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Belize City $5.81
    Pedasi $5.44

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belize City

Also for Belize City, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Airport Transfer from Belize City to San Ignacio: $170
  • Private Transfer from Belize City and Airport to Placencia: $150
  • Tours&airport transfer : $128
  • Belize City to/from Placencia/Hopkins Shuttle Transfer: $113
  • Private Transfer from Philip S.W. Goldson Airport to Belize: $72
  • Belize: Belize City to/from San Ignacio Shuttle Transfer: $68
  • Private Transfer from Belize City Port to Belize City Hotels: $61
  • Private Transfer from Belize city hotels to Belize City Port: $61
  • Private Transfer from Belize Airport (BZE) to Belize City Port: $61
  • Private Transfer from Belize City Port to Belize Airport (BZE): $61
  • Private Airport Transfer Service to San Ignacio: $60
  • Transfer Belize city to bacalar: $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Belize City or Pedasi?

Prices for flights to both Pedasi and Belize City change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Belize City $27
    Pedasi $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Belize City

For Belize City, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Private Mayan Cooking and Tasting Experience in Cayo: $70
  • Altun Ha Mayan Site & Food Tour: $80

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Belize City $29
    Pedasi -

Tours and Activities in Belize City

For Belize City, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • "Taste Bud EXPLOSION" Food Tasting City Tour : $89
  • Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from Belize City: $167
  • Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from Belize City : $168
  • ATM Cave Adventure "Actun Tunichil Muknal" (from Belize City): $235
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal tour from Belize City: $200
  • Altun Ha & Belize City Tour from Caye Caulker: $125
  • Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zip line Tours from Belize City: $208
  • Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Zipline Tour from Belize City All Inclusive: $170
  • Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Belize City tour: $100
  • Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and River Wallace and Manatee Watch Tour: $85
  • Altun Ha Mayan Site tour from Belize City: $85
  • Altun Ha Temples,,Birdwatching and Belize City Tour: $169

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Belize City $12
    Pedasi $2.87

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Belize City and Pedasi, we can see that Belize City is more expensive. And not only is Pedasi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Pedasi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Pedasi and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Belize City would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Belize City than you might in Pedasi.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Belize City Expensive? and Is Pedasi Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Belize City or Pedasi?

Belize City has a larger population, and is about 40 times larger than the population of Pedasi. When comparing the sizes of Belize City and Pedasi, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.