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Solo travel, is it safe?

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Solo travel, is it safe?

I'm a female in my 30's looking to travel to Belize and Ambergris Caye. Wondering if it is safe for a female to travel solo there?

Also, where do I even begin to figure out where to stay? what to do? Etc. I plan to travel the week of Thanksgiving.

San Pedro, Belize
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1. Re: Solo travel, is it safe?

Absolutely. Many solo women travelers come to Belize. Use your common sense and don't do things that would be deemed unsafe anywhere else. You'll make lots of friends.

As far as planning where to stay, you need to decide where in the country you'd like to visit. Come up with some ideas and I'm sure people here will be more than generous in giving you suggestions. Also let people know your budget preference and desire for amenities. You'll have a wonderful adventure.

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2. Re: Solo travel, is it safe?

Check out this recent thread:


The Dalles, Oregon
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3. Re: Solo travel, is it safe?

If you don't have one already, in my opinion you should get your hands on a guidebook and devour it, even an older 1 from your local library would work. They have good historical and cultural background sections and suggested itineraries in addition to travel, food, and lodging specifics. When you have a better idea of what you’re wanting, you can get more updated info from the internet and come back with more specific questions so we can help you better.

For many 1st time visitors a split between a mainland place (often the San Ignacio area as a base for hiking, caving, and Maya sites) and a place on the water works well.

Here’s a link from an old forum thread I like with good descriptions of beachy options in Belize:


Here's a link to my photos with blog, travelogue, and review links on the main page of each collection - all my recommendations are embedded there.

Happy planning!


4. Re: Solo travel, is it safe?

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