Traveling to Belize alone is one of the most liberating and empowering things you can do. It can also terrify, or maybe even bore you. Either way, it’s a decision that has to be made with careful consideration and planning. For instance, do you have any special needs or requirements that would make traveling alone more difficult? If so, then being alone might not be the best option for you right now—but don’t despair! There are plenty of other ways to travel solo while still achieving maximum enjoyment. In this post we’ll discuss some tips on how to make your next trip more enjoyable no matter what your situation may be:
Traveling to Belize alone can be a freeing, exhilarating experience.
Traveling to Belize alone can be a freeing, exhilarating experience. You don’t have to worry about anyone else, you can do whatever you want, and you get to explore at your own pace. You’ll also meet new people who are doing their own thing and enjoying life on their own terms.
You’ll meet so many cool people when you travel alone.
When you travel alone, you’ll meet so many cool people. You’ll meet people from all over the world who are traveling alone too. You’ll meet people who are staying in the same hostels and hotels as you, or even staying at the same resorts!
Belize has some really great hostels with private rooms that can fit up to 6 guests per room (or 12 if they’re bunk beds). That way there’s plenty of space for everyone to hang out together. If it’s just one person wanting a private room, then that’s okay too – I did it too!
There’s no one around to take pictures of you when you travel alone.
You won’t have to worry about taking photos of your trip. Try to take selfies with the locals, or any person who looks interesting.
You can take photos of food, since you are by yourself and nobody else cares what you eat.
Also, you can also take pictures of anything that catches your eye while traveling around Belize, like these cute baby sloths at Jaguar Paw Jungle Lodge in Hopkins Village!
There’s no one around to take pictures at all when you travel alone!
When you travel alone, there’s no one around to take pictures at all. This can be a good thing! You get to take your own photos and you’re free to do whatever you want with them.
Take photos of things that are “out of the ordinary” for a tourist (such as taking photos in an abandoned building).
Spend more time getting those dramatic shots rather than worrying about someone else getting it before you do. And if they do, who cares? There’s only one person looking at this photo anyway—you!
In addition, being by yourself makes it easier for people-watching opportunities to present themselves (e.g., taking candid shots of people walking down a street).
You’ll experience more independence when you travel alone.
When you travel alone, it’s all up to you. You can go where you want, when you want; eat what you want, when you want; sleep when and where the mood strikes. Because there’s no one else with their plans or opinions to consider. There’s a lot less pressure on decide about which places look cool, or if it’s worth waiting for that guy who smells like old cheese.
We often associate independence as something negative—like being solo in high school was totally lame—but in reality, having autonomy in your travels makes them even more enjoyable than they already are!
You truly will do what you want when you want when you’re traveling alone.
People who travel alone are a rare breed, and for good reason. We live in a world where everything is planned out for us, from our daily commute to our weekly meal schedule. When we go on vacation, we tend to plan things out beforehand so that everyone’s needs are met (or at least acknowledged), but traveling alone allows you the freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever you feel like it!
It’s true: there is no one else’s schedule or preference that needs to be taken into consideration when going solo. You don’t have to wake up at 5am because your partner likes early mornings; instead, get up whenever feels right—in fact, it might even be better if it doesn’t coincide with anyone else’s schedule! And if they’re not into hiking or snorkeling? That just means more time for what matters most: YOU!
You’ll learn more about yourself and your strengths and weaknesses when traveling alone.
Being alone as a traveler will make you more independent and confident. You’ll learn that you can do things on your own, whether it’s booking a room or ordering food at a restaurant. You might even make friends with other travelers who are traveling alone!
Of course, there are challenges when traveling alone: for example, if something goes wrong in your hotel room and you need help from the staff (like if there’s no hot water), it’s important to know how to handle yourself. But these challenges can help build resilience and self-reliance—they’re actually very valuable experiences!
Being by yourself allows for pure freedom and self-discovery.
Traveling alone gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can wake up on your own at 3 a.m., go for a midnight swim, or spend all day in bed reading books by candlelight if that’s what feels right. This freedom allows for true self-discovery and growth.
If you’re traveling solo, it’s likely that you’ll be doing things that would otherwise be too risky or uncomfortable with other people around: swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Belize; hiking through rainforests full of poisonous snakes and jaguars; exploring ancient Mayan ruins high above the ground; trying authentic Thai street food (and getting sick). You are more open to new experiences when traveling alone because there is no one else there to judge or criticize your choices—you’re free to do what makes sense for YOU!
If you’re considering traveling to Belize alone, I urge you to do it. The feeling of freedom is incomparable, and no one can take that away from you. You’ll have so many experiences and opportunities that you might not have had otherwise, and those are worth any amount of stress or anxiety that comes with the journey.