Big Belize Travel Deal
Belize is one of a handful of countries that I am aware of that allows you the option to purchase inbound duty-free. Some people even use it to help move through customs faster if the “nothing to declare” line is too long. It is super easy to pop into duty-free and purchase a bottle, then declare, and you can enjoy making yourself a welcome cocktail when you arrive at your destination.
Another reason to stop and shop before you clear customs is the Big Belize Travel Deal; Premier Tax and Duty-Free Store has reached out to team up and give tacogirl readers 15% off their already great prices. Premier is located right beside the baggage claim at Philip Goldson International Airport and offers travellers a large assortment of tax-free products. Liquor, tobacco, fragrances, watches, jewelry, and other gift items are available. Just let Premier staff know you are there for a tacogirl reader discount before you pay, and you will be good to go.
Alcohol savings are already substantial at Premier Duty Free, with a 15% tacogirl discount, they are exceptional. Below is a comparison chart for premium alcohol and cigarettes between Premier pricing versus shopping on Ambergris Caye. You can see duty-free is significantly less, even before the 15% comes off. Mainland savings may not be as much but will still be considerable.
The chart below shows a comparison of prices between Premier Duty Free shop and local Ambergris Caye prices. All prices are subject to change and are shown in US Dollars.[table id=4 /]
*Discount does not apply to sale items.
Incoming limits on Alcohol and Tobacco: 6 bottles of liquor or wine, 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 boxes of Cigars, 6 bottles of perfume.
To see more allowances when returning home, please see my Duty-Free Belize page.
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Afternoon Shannon unfortunately the tacogirl flight code for a cause was dissolved due to local airline policy changes due to covid.
Hi Laurie, thank you for such an informative site. Wanted to check and see if the Tacogirl discount is still valid at premier duty free?
Unfortunately, the Tropic Air 10% was no longer as of Jan 2018, due to internal changes. It had transitioned to Code For Cause (CFC) where a portion of people’s flights (at no cost to them) went to help the Cancer center and sadly due to covid that got dissolved.
The following quantity info is from Premier inbound duty-free.
Limits on Alcohol and Tobacco: 6 bottles of liquor or wine, three cartons of cigarettes, six boxes of Cigars, six bottles of perfume.
Premiere Duty-Free is usually willing to box your alcohol for you (if they have empties) as alcohol is not be allowed in your carry-on (or purse) on Tropic Air flights from International Airport. As a plan b, I always recommend packing a couple of lg ziplock bags in case. Also, leave a little room in your carry-on if your checked luggage is full and you need to do a last min stuff shuffle to make room for bottles.
Hi Laure- we are two couples arriving in November and heading to Caves Branch. Then returning to BZE and presumably flying vs. ferrying to Ambergris Caye. We are staying at Xanadu. My question is- we won’t need booze at Caves since it is all inclusive. But can we access duty free before getting on Tropic Air flight? (I was going to book now but there is covid fees at this time and maybe (??) by November things will look differently. Probably not but one can hope. We are all vaccinated. But definitely see the difference in the price of booze vs waiting til we get on island. 🙂
Nice to hear from you again Scott, congrats on your next trip. Sadly the days of Tropic Air discounts ended in 2018. The next stage, code for a cause was dissolved due to covid fallout.
Hello Laurie, what is the Tropic air coupon code for March April? I can’t wait to get back to Ambergris
As of 2018 tacogirl tropic air discount became flight code for cancer and helps the Belize Cancer center in Dangriga subsidize 55 patients a month who cannot afford treatment at a cost of 10,000 +. Your flight code helps this very important endeavor at no extra cost to you.
All duty-free needs to be checked Gen. So either by leaving space in your luggage or doing a last min shift of a few things to your carry on. Sometimes Premier Duty-free will box it if they can. JUst have Tropic Air put fragile on luggage. Belize jungle covers more than half the mainland so you will be easy to find a good jungle tour experience from Placencia. Here is barefoot services jungle and nature tours page – https://barefootservicesbelize.com/belize-jungle-nature-tours.html
do you know if we can bring duty free purchases in cabin for internal flights or same regulations applies and we would need to put it in our checked luggage? Also, any good jungle experience from placencia? Thanks a lot, Gen
As of Jan 2018, tacogirl flight code (for a cause) horizon helps crunch cancer in Belize. The Cancer center provides ongoing financial assistance 55 people at a cost of over 10,000 a month.
Hi there, great post. Is your tacogirl discount flight code still valid on Tropic Air? I just tried it and was not sure. Thank you!
Tax and duty-free Carla. Thanks to your group for using the duty-free promo code and the flight code for a cause to benefit BWG and the Dangriga Cancer Center.
Thanks for the great info. 8 of us are flying into Belize City then on to Placencia and will stock up at the airport and stuff it into our luggage. Do you know if we will have to pay Customs fees on our purchases?
Yes tacoboy went and got it. Thanks for the nuts and tortilla chips Mystery. Meant to fb you and let you know but just been sleeping a lot to shake this bug.
Hey! Package pickup from BB OK?
I buy them in bulk now when the paleta bike is close to home.
i love the coconut paletas!!!