Belize is a country that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. I’m from the United States, but Belize has so many similarities with Mexico and Guatemala that it feels like home. The country also has history and culture from Mayan times and British colonization, which is why it’s so unique! What really drew me here was its proximity to some of my favorite destinations in Central America: Honduras’ Roatan Island (which boasts beautiful beaches) and Guatemala’s Tikal National Park (where you can hike through ancient ruins). Belize might not be as popular with a solo female traveler as other countries in Latin America or Southeast Asia, but there are still plenty of reasons it should be on your list too! If you’re wondering whether Belize is safe for solo female travelers, read on.
I spent one week traveling to Belize by myself, and I learned a lot.
You don’t need a group of people or a partner to go travel to Belize. You can do it on your own and have an amazing time. The country is beautiful, the food is delicious and you will meet lots of people who are more than happy to share their stories with you. I met some great people while traveling in Belize solo, including one man who helped me find my way back out into the jungle after getting lost for hours trying to find my Airbnb accommodation!
You will learn so much about yourself by traveling alone too – especially as a woman! It was so empowering for me because I felt like I could take care of myself in any situation if needed (and luckily nothing bad happened while I was there). And on top of all this fun stuff? You’ll get used to eating whatever time you want because no one else cares when they eat breakfast…or lunch…or dinner sometimes even though it may seem crazy at first!
Best Time to Visit Belize as a Solo Female Traveler
Belize is a great place to visit year-round. During the summer months, temperatures are hot from May to October. The weather is cooler and dry from November to April with only occasional showers. But this doesn’t mean that you should avoid visiting Belize during its rainy season (March-May). Actually, I think it’s one of the best times because there aren’t many tourists around and prices are lower. And if you’re looking for a tropical experience but don’t want all your clothes soaked, then this would be a good time too!
During my previous solo trip, I experienced some rain almost every day while traveling by public transportation in Cayo district. It’s closer to popular attractions like Cayo Largo Caves or Xunantunich Ruins than any other part of Belize mainland. Such as Corozal Town near “The Strip” which has better access roads but fewer options when it comes down everything else!
It’s important to remember that you need a passport and visa to enter Belize. You will also be required to pay a fee, which varies depending on your nationality. If you’re Canadian, it costs $85 USD; if you’re American or European, it costs $75 USD. They may ask for proof of return flight tickets as well.
Safely Traveling in Belize
As a solo female traveler in Belizé, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and not make yourself vulnerable. While Belize is safe, there are areas that are best avoided if you’re traveling alone. If you’re going out at night, keep in mind that it’s not uncommon for people to get drugged in bars or clubs and have their belongings stolen.
It may sound obvious, but don’t flash your valuables around—if someone sees what type of phone you have or how much cash is in your wallet/purse, they might target you for theft later on down the road. And don’t carry large amounts of cash on hand if possible; use a credit card as much as possible instead where available!
Where to Stay in Belize as a Solo Female Traveler
Luckily for you, there are plenty of places to stay in Belize. From Caye Caulker to San Ignacio, Placencia and Hopkins—there’s a place for everyone.
- Caye Caulker is a popular destination that’s known as the “wild child” of Belize because it offers activities like snorkeling and kayaking while still maintaining an authentic Caribbean vibe. To get there from the mainland, you can take a ferry or hire a water taxi to take you across Long Caye Channel. If you have time before your flight back home, consider staying on this island for at least two nights so that you can explore its beaches and quaint restaurants.
Getting Around Belize
- Traveling by plane is a great way to get around Belize. There are direct flights from the United States, Mexico and Central America. You can rout flights from other countries via one of these airports.
- If you’re looking for a more affordable option, traveling by bus is an option. However, this may not be the best choice if you have mobility issues as it can take up to 12 hours one way between major cities like Belize City and San Ignacio (and even longer if you choose to stop along the way). Buses do offer stops along rural roads so make sure you know where those are before booking a ticket!
- Taxis are plentiful in most towns across Belize and will take passengers anywhere within reason (and sometimes beyond). They usually cost $3-$5 per ride depending on distance travelled but can sometimes be negotiated down depending on how long it takes them to get there at that particular time of day or night when they might not be busy with other fares nearby which could affect their bottom line enough where they might agree upon less money than originally quoted without having any issue justifying doing so due
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Things to Do in Belize
- Explore the rainforest.
- Visit the Maya ruins.
- Swim in the Caribbean Sea.
- Visit the caves at Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM).
- See Belize’s abundant wildlife at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Chaa Creek Naturalist Center.
- Take a look at how Belizeans live in homes that were built by their ancestors more than 2,000 years ago by visiting Caracol Archaeological Site or Lamanai Mayan Ruins to learn about their history from ancient times through today! If you prefer not to hike into remote areas that require climbing over rocks for hours on end then choose an easier tour instead like one of these: Cave Tubing Caves Branch Out! Orphanage & Botanical Gardens Tour – Adventure Yourself!***END OF SECTION
Tips for a Solo Female Traveler in Belizé
- Be confident. You are the only one who knows what to do in any situation, regardless of what others might tell you.
- Research your destination and plan out your days (or even weeks) before arriving. So that when things don’t go as planned, it won’t be a big deal!
- Be open to meeting new people—especially locals! Local knowledge is always best when traveling abroad; it’s invaluable!
- Are you open to new experiences? Try different foods or activities than those at home. Go somewhere that is completely unfamiliar with no expectations about how things should be done… Just enjoy the moment for what it is!
You don’t need a group of people or a partner to go to a beautiful country like Belize.
You can enjoy the beauty of Belize by yourself, meet new people and make new friends. Most of all, also enjoy the beauty of Belize with a group of friends. Or if you have someone very special in your life, then this would be another great way for both of you to experience this amazing country together!
Don’t let a fear of traveling alone stop you from doing what you want. It can be scary at first but it’s worth it in the end!