Tips for Solo Travellers Visiting Belize
Whether you’re a seasoned pro at solo traveling or are heading out into the world for the first time by yourself, one of the best places to visit is Belize.
Many solo visitors like to visit Belize outside of the major holidays like Christmas and Easter. If you come during the “off season,” you can save on lodgings, and airfare is often cheaper as well. Some of the best months to visit when it’s less crowded are January, February, and after Easter.
And don’t worry about meeting people or making friends! Belize is world-famous for its friendly locals. Belize is still far enough off the beaten path that it feels like a small town. And with everyone speaking English, you’ll never have any problems striking up a conversation.
If you’re flying into Belize, you’ll land at the Philip Goldson Airport. It’s sometimes called the Belize City Airport, but it’s actually located about nine miles north of Belize City in a village called Ladyville.
Belize City is the largest metropolitan area in the country, and it was the capital of the country for a long time. Today, the capital is now in Belmopan (in the center of the country), but Belize City is still the main transportation hub. From Belize City, it’s easy to drive or take a bus to anywhere in the country. And if you’re heading to the islands, the water docks are where you can find water taxi service to places like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
If you’re taking a taxi, be sure to pick a car with a green license plate as that’s what all official taxis use. Taxi drivers are usually happy to take you anywhere you want to go, but be sure to negotiate the price ahead of time.
For single travelers who want to save some money, the cheapest way to get around is by public bus. Affectionately known as “chicken buses,” they’ll get you anywhere on the mainland for around $5 or less. But be sure to plan ahead as they make frequent stops.
Belize is a relatively safe country, but it’s always good to take precautions like leaving your valuables locked up in the trunk of your car or at your hotel. And be sure to bring sun protection and drink lots of water as the weather in Belize may be hotter than what you’re used to.
If you’re a solo traveler looking to experience the best that Belize has to offer, book your trip today with Adventures in Belize.