A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Fort-de-France vs. Belize City for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Fort-de-France or Belize City?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Fort-de-France and Belize City can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Fort-de-France or Belize City?


As the largest city and capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France serves as the main entryway for visitors traveling to the island. It is a busy city with a significant population, which creates an atmosphere bustling with traffic amidst its historic and cultural sights.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Belize, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Belize.

Which place is cheaper, Belize City or Fort-de-France?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fort-de-France is €152, while the average daily cost in Belize City is €82. 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 Fort-de-France and Belize City in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fort-de-France 79
    Belize City 46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fort-de-France 158
    Belize City 92
Compare Hotels in Fort-de-France and Belize City

Looking for a hotel in Fort-de-France or Belize City? 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 Fort-de-France

Hotels in Belize City

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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: Fort-de-France Hotel Prices and Belize City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fort-de-France 16
    Belize City 5.43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fort-de-France

Also for Fort-de-France, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer Fort de France Airport to and from Les Trois Ilets: $103
  • Private Transfer from Martinique Airport to Fort de France Port: $71
  • Private Transfer from Fort de France to Fort de France Port: $71
  • Fort de France to Martinique Airport (FDF) - Departure Transfer: $66

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Belize City

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

  • Private Transfer from Belize City and Airport to Placencia: $150
  • Belize City to/from Placencia/Hopkins Shuttle Transfer: $113
  • Belize: Belize City to/from San Ignacio Shuttle Transfer: $68
  • Private Transfer from Belize City Port to Belize Airport (BZE): $60
  • Transfer Belize city to bacalar: $50
  • We do transfers from airport to any where in Belize.: $49
  • Belize city water taxi terminal to Airport transfer: $30
  • Belize City to Philip S.W. Belize Airport (BZE) - Departure Private Transfer: $23
  • Belize City to Philip Goldson Airport BZE Departure Transfer: $23

Is it cheaper to fly into Fort-de-France or Belize City?

Prices for flights to both Belize City and Fort-de-France 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
    Fort-de-France 58
    Belize City 25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fort-de-France

For Fort-de-France, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Food tour in the rainforest and St Pierre - Pile et Face: $104
  • Private Food Tour of Martinique in Fort-de-France: $199

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:

  • Altun Ha Mayan Site & Food Tour: $80

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fort-de-France 31
    Belize City 27

Tours and Activities in Fort-de-France

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fort-de-France.

  • Admission Ticket Balata's Garden: $19
  • Authentic Tour of Southern Martinique: $75
  • Beachcombing in Paradise South Caribbean V.I.P Tour: $296
  • Diving and Snorkeling Catamaran Private Tour in Martinique: $263
  • Fort-de-France Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour: $65
  • Fort-de-France Private 2-Hour Walking Tour: $26
  • Full Day Private Historic Tour of Rum Production in Martinique: $119
  • Full Day Tour of Martinique's Diverse Produce Industries: $108
  • Habitation Clement - entrance ticket: $15
  • Half Day Private Custom Tour of Martinique: $181
  • Half Day Private Tour of Southern Martinique: $165
  • Half-Day Nature and Panorama Tour in Martinique: $108

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
  • ATM Cave Adventure "Actun Tunichil Muknal" (from Belize City): $235
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal tour from Belize City: $200
  • 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 and Belize City Tour: $59
  • Altun Ha, Monkey Sanctuary and Rum Factory Tour from Belize City: $170
  • Belize City Tour: $40

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fort-de-France 10
    Belize City 11

Sample the Local Flavors in Fort-de-France

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Fort-de-France:

  • Small-Group Tour: Unmissable Martinique with Rum Distillery, Ruins, and More: $75
  • North Tour: rainforest, rum distillery, black sand beach etc: $120

Sample the Local Flavors in Belize City

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Belize City:

  • Belize: City Highlights Tour with Rum Distillery Visit: $40

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fort-de-France and Belize City, we can see that Fort-de-France is more expensive. And not only is Belize City much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Fort-de-France is in Caribbean Islands and Belize City is in Central America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Belize City would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Belize City 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 Fort-de-France would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Fort-de-France than you might in Belize City.

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

Which is Bigger, Fort-de-France or Belize City?

Fort-de-France has a larger population, and is about 46% larger than the population of Belize City. When comparing the sizes of Fort-de-France and Belize City, 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.