The Gateway Retreat is located in the north of Belize, Central Ameica, 8 miles south of the border with Mexico.
Directions to the Retreat depend on where you are now. The following tabs have a locator map for the Retreat, and instructions from several locations. Within each tab, click on the small map image for a larger map.
From Belize City (PGIA Airport)
Belize’s Philip Goldson International Airport is in Ladyville, 10 miles north of Belize City. Airlines including American Airlines, Delta, United, and US Airways fly into Belize daily from Atlanta, Cancun, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Newark.
From the UK it is necessary to fly via the USA but one has to overnight in the US as the Belize flights have already departed by the time one arrives in the US.
The airport is about an hour and a half from the Retreat and we can arrange for you to be picked up by taxi.
From Corozal Town, Belize
Take the San Andreas Road past the Uno Gas Station and continue for about 3 miles. You will see the Xaibe school on the left and then the road forks at a triangular island. Keep right. Continue for about a mile and a half, through Xaibe (do not turn left up to Tim’s place), past Sunrise Furniture, past the gateposts for Royal Palms on the left. Ours is the next road to the right. There are a couple of cane field tracks but ours is the only actual road, not paved. There is a small blue sign with a yellow star at the turn off. Having turned right, continue for about 500 yards and the Retreat is on the right and again you will see the star sign.
From Cancún, México
It is also possible to fly to Cancún in México which is often cheaper as there are many holiday package deals. It is possible to take a 4 hour autobus/coach journey from that airport to Chetumal which is the Mexican border town. From there one can take a taxi or a bus to the border which is only 8 miles from the Retreat or 10 miles from Corozal town. We can arrange for a taxi to meet you at the border or at the bus station in Chetumal if we know the timing.
It is also worth investigating flights via México City from where one can then fly to Chetumal and arrange to be met there.
From México Border or Four Mile Lagoon
Heading south towards Corozal Town from the Méxican Border or Four Mile Lagoon, take the right hand turn for the Northern Highway where there is a billboard in the middle of the Y. Keep going down this road for 3.9 mi, passing the small village of Chan Chen and continue through the savanna (or swamp). A short way after the swamp you will see the sign on the right for Jacob’s Rehab Centre. Ours is the next road to the left very soon (0.35 mi.) after passing Jacob’s. Look for the small blue sign with a yellow star. After about 500 yards the road turns right, keep going for another mile or so and the Retreat is on the left, again with the star sign.
Interactive Google Map
For a satellite map, you can use the Google Map below. If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you should be able to click on the QR Barcode to the right (or above) to open our location directly in Google Maps. Or, if you’re viewing this on a desktop or laptop, and your phone has a Barcode app, you should be able to scan the QR Code to the right and open it in Google Maps.