Whether you’re an experienced solo trekker or just want to enjoy some “me time” on a getaway vacation, Belize is an excellent choice for solo travelers.
Here’s our list of handy tips for visiting Belize:
1 – Safety
Belize is incredibly safe for foreign visitors! In fact, the biggest risk to travelers in Belize is the overconsumption of alcohol or forgetting to drink enough water. Belize is a hot climate, so be sure to stay hydrated.
2 – Meet Other People
It’s no exaggeration to say that the people of Belize are incredibly friendly. Don’t be surprised if total strangers say “Hi” to you on the street or even invite you into their home to share a meal with their family. And the hospitable vibe makes fellow travelers more gregarious, too. As the old saying goes, “A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.”
And don’t worry about not fitting in. Belize is home to a dozen different cultures, including Spanish-speaking Mestizos, English-speaking Creoles, Chinese, three different kinds of Mayan, and old-fashioned German spoken by Mennonite farmers. And that’s not including the tourists from dozens of different nationalities that visit Belize every year.
3 – Boost Your Self-confidence
Belize is a pretty laid-back place, but just getting out of your comfort zone and going somewhere new can be great for your self-confidence. You’re guaranteed to see something you’ve never seen before, and there are lots of amazing adventures to try such as zip lining and bird watching that will help you discover that you’re more capable than you probably think.
4 – Try Something Random
Are you scared of heights? Then try some zip lining where you sail through the jungle canopy on steel cables. It’s perfectly safe, but just the fact that you’re doing something new will lead to an immense sense of achievement. Or just jump on the next bus passing through and head to a random town or village in order to challenge yourself.
5 – Clear Your Mind
Belize is largely uninhabited and home to some of the most diverse natural environments on the planet. Spending time in nature is a great way to clear your mind and find some inner peace.
On your solo adventure to Belize, be sure to stay at Belizean Dreams, a lovely beach resort with just nine standalone villas. Belizean Dreams is located in Hopkins Village, regularly voted as the friendliest village in the country. The resort also offers Belize vacation packages custom tailored to solo travelers.