Is Belize Worth Visiting?

Belize, a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, is celebrated for its diverse ecosystem and rich cultural history. It boasts the world's second largest barrier reef, shimmering white sand islands, and a plethora of marine species, making it a paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. In the west, the rainforest houses Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoons frequented by jaguars, and other wildlife; and mysterious cave systems. Cloaked in vibrant Garifuna, Mayan, Mestizo and Creole cultures, Belize also offers a melange of flavorful cuisine and musical rhythms. With its off-the-beaten-path allure, Belize is the ultimate destination for both adventure and relaxation seekers.

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 11 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

I visited San Pedro, Caye Caulker and San Ignacio, falling in love with each of these places. On the mainland I traveled by chicken bus and felt very safe. I stayed in hostels all the time, which were great, except those on Caye Caulker, where the hostels were quite rundown. Belize is more expensive than other Central American countries, but there are ways to travel on a limited budget.

Posted: December 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Belize was my first solo trip. I spent my time in San Ignacio and Caye Caulker. I only traveled to Belize City and from there, so I didn't spend much time there. I felt safe during my stay there. Caye Caulker seemed very safe. Men stare a lot, which made me uncomfortable, but I never felt in danger.

Posted: December 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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I have visited many Caribbean countries and Belize is probably my least favorite. It is a beautiful country with extreme poverty. It's one of the few countries where I really didn't feel comfortable walking around the city (Belize City). I wouldn't recommend Belize for more than a vacation on Ambergris Cay.

Posted: September 26, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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A year ago, I went to Tikal and the Great Blue Hole by myself. For two weeks, I visited Guatemala, San Pedro and Caye Caulker. I felt extremely safe everywhere I went, except for San Pedro. I didn't feel threatened there, it just seemed to me that it was not the right city for a woman traveling alone to walk around in the evening. Despite that, I met a few really nice people there when I went out for dinner.

Posted: September 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I was on vacation alone in Belize and it was OK (not great, just OK). I didn't feel safe and the places I visited seemed very touristy, but not welcoming.

Posted: September 11, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and San Ignacio and I liked each of these places a lot. During my stay on the mainland, I traveled by "chicken bus" and felt very safe. I stayed in hostels the whole time. Belize is more expensive than other countries in Central America, but you can travel there economically.

Posted: August 16, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Belize was my first solo trip. I was in the Placencia area and felt very safe. I stayed at a hotel for expatriates and they made sure I returned to my room every day. The locals were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and there was virtually no language barrier.

Posted: June 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I've been to Placencia and Caye Caulker in Belize and I highly recommend them. Placencia was very peaceful and stress-free, everything was easily accessible by foot, and the food was amazing. Caye Caulker had the best possible place for snorkeling I've ever seen, it was also easily accessible by foot, but it was a bit more touristic. I would definitely recommend these places for a solo female traveler.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Alma

Alma

About Me

Hi my name is Alma i was born in El Salvador and currently living in Belize, i live in one of the most beautiful island ever ! I love dancing and i love eating, my favorite food is pasta and sushi and ofc pupusas! I love learning languajes i currently speak 3 languajes, spanish, English and Italian. And i love making new friends and learning about different cultures.

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Upcoming visitors to Belize

Charmaine

Charmaine

About Me

Hi! My name is Charmaine and I’m a 24 year old Marine Corps veteran that was retired after 5 years of service in 2021. Im looking into backpacking South America in late 2023 or early 2024. I would love to have some travel buddies along the way as I am planning a solo journey. Any advice and recommendations are always welcome!

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