How To Take Your First Solo Trip in Belize  

by Madeleine Guerra
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Traveling solo is empowering, gratifying and awe inspiring. And with lush rainforests, turquoise blue seas and friendly locals, Belize makes the perfect destination to take on solo adventure. After all, Belizean towns are vibrant and lively, boasting an endless list of adventure and an exciting nightlife.    

A lay of the land 

With only 8,867 square miles and a population of 400,000, Belize makes the perfect destination to embark on adventure. With diversity situated in every corner of this small country, there is a lot you can do during a short stay. In fact, you can travel from one end of the country to another in just a matter of hours. On top of all this, Belizeans are some of the most hospitable people you’ll ever come across, which makes this country an exceptionally noteworthy place to travel.  


Finding a place to stay is an important consideration when traveling alone. Fortunately, Belize offers a series of options, ranging from luxurious boutique hotels to hostels across the country. Staying in a locally owned accommodation is a great way to make friends with fellow travelers or locals.   

Where to go?  

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The Split at Caye Caulker. Photo by Roeming Belize

If you’re traveling to Belize, chances are you will be flying into the Philip Goldson International Airport, just outside Belize city. While you’re near, get to know the former capital, Belize City, by taking a walk down the busy city streets. Here you can immerse yourself in Belizean history by visiting some of its oldest landmarks and treating yourself to local delicacies from street vendors along the way. Be sure to get a taste of a refreshing snow cone or a seaweed shake.  

Solo trip tip: Whether you’re on a tour or at a local restaurant, it never hurts to strike up a conversation.  

There are many islands situated across Belize’s gorgeous Caribbean Sea, but Caye Caulker should be top on the list if you’re a solo traveler. This island may be tiny, but it is rich in color, adventure and that “don’t worry about a thing” mentality. From Belize City, this island is only minutes away by flight, making it an easy trip if you’re solo. Here you can choose to embark on day trips that regularly leave the island. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy Belize while meeting fellow travelers during a thrilling adventure.  Be sure to book a trip to Shark Ray Alley where you get the opportunity to swim alongside Belize’s nurse sharks. This is an experience you don’t want to miss. 

Header photo courtesy Roeming Belize
Editor's Note: This article was first shared on February 28, 2021

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