Solo Travel in Belize
Solo Travel in Belize: Learn Where to Go and How
Although Belize is a very popular romantic getaway destination for honeymooners and couples as well as a great vacation destination for families, it is also a marvelous place to visit for solo travelers.
Whether you’re a single woman or man traveling through Belize, there’s plenty to do, see, and enjoy. Belize is a peaceful, democratic country that gained its independence from Great Britain in 1981, which is why English is the official language of Belize, making it very easy for solo travelers to get around and talk to locals.
Belize is home to several different very disparate cultures, including the Creole people, three different tribes of Maya people, the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna, Chinese entrepreneurs, and German-speaking Mennonite farmers. Belizeans are universally known for their genuine warmth and gregarious friendliness. Solo female travelers may get approached by curious Belizeans, but a firm “no” is usually more than enough to stop any unwanted amorous advances.
Belize’s towns are a great place to mix and mingle, including with a large number of Canadian and American expats and fellow visitors. Belize’s rural nature and small population (less than half a million) makes the whole country feel like a “small town” where it’s easy to strike up conversations and swap tales. Belize is home to numerous Mom and Pop restaurants serving up very affordable and delicious homemade fare as well as lively bars and karaoke spots where solo travelers can enjoy dancing until dawn.
Most of Belize is quite rural, and the majority of the mainland is covered in thick jungles and magnificent rainforests that are home to thousands of flowering plants, including more than 250 species of orchids. Belize is also a paradise for birds, with more than 600 different species having been recorded in the country. There’s also a lot of exotic wildlife, too, including jaguars, black howler monkeys, and giant iguanas.
As a pristine, rural environment, Belize is the perfect place for solo travelers to enjoy outdoor adventures, including climbing to the top of an ancient Maya pyramid, canoeing down a jungle river, swimming in the pool at the base of a waterfall, zip lining, and horseback riding. Another popular activity is called cave tubing, a uniquely Belizean activity that involves using an inner tube to sail down miles of underground rivers.
And not to be outdone is the splendor of the Belize Barrier Reef, home to hundreds of spectacular tropical islands and a great place to enjoy activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddling.
If you are heading to Belize on a solo vacation, consider the Belize Boutique Resort and Spa. A chic and upscale Belize jungle resort, this hotel has everything you’ll need to enjoy a fabulous vacation in Belize.