(Closed) BELIZE

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went to Placencia, Belize for vacation a few years ago and felt like it was safe.  It probably depends on where you’re going and what you’re doing, but the only part that felt unsafe at all to me was the fact that everything felt so remote.  We drove from the capital down to Placencia, which is about 3 hours, and there are 3 or 4 paved roads in the entire country.  If you’re not very adventerous, maybe stay somewhere near Ambergris Caye since it’s closer to the city/airport. 

And take (and use!!!) 100% DEET insect spray if you go into the jungle!!!!!  You do NOT want to be bitten by any weird insects, trust me!

Post # 4
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went on a cruise a few years ago. We didn’t stray too far from the dock but where we landed was nice and seemed safe. The port was very touristy and we went snorkeling and shopped.  My sister went alone and stayed in a small resort, she loved it and said she felt pretty safe (I managed to talk her out of Honduras, that place was scary).

  Unfortunately, you need to watch out for pick pockets and only use a taxi service you know to be ok (possibly get the info from your hotel, don’t just hail on while out), but mostly because of price gouging. But that pretty much applies everywhere. In South American countries I tend to stay in the tourist-y areas and only go with well known groups, guides, and services, it makes me feel better.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just got back! We spent 4 days in the Cayo disctrict and 3 days on Ambergris Caye. We felt 100% safe. We even went to Tikal National Park in Guatemala for a day and had no problems.

Post # 7
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1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We went to Belize last November.  Our local guides took us through the entire city first, then out to see more of the country afterwards.  Parts of the Belize City are very, very unsafe.  But you will not be going to those areas, I’m sure.  Most tourists never even see Belize City, they stay at the beautiful resorts and beaches way outside that area.

If you aren’t very “adventurous” but you’re looking for something kinda different, I recommend looking at Costa Rica.  There is so, so much to do there.  You can sit at the beach and do nothing, or you zip line, hike, boat, etc.  It’s super safe and lots of people speak English.  (And other Bees have honeymoon’d here, just use the search forums box and you’ll see lots of discussions.)

My own personal favorite place to visit in Costa Rica was the Tabacon Hot Springs resort.  It’s one of the most romantic and beautiful places on earth – you gotta see it to believe it!

http://www.tabacon.com/

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