Is Belize Safe?

Belize can be a safe place to travel and enjoy if the traveler uses common sense, and takes certain precautions, the first being to avoid certain neighborhoods in Belize City. For more information about dangerous areas, read a guide to Belize crime and safety.

Basic tactics to avoid trouble are not wearing flashy jewelry, not walking alone at night, not wandering aimlessly in cities, and using trusted tour guide services.

When relaxing on the beach or in the Cayes, travelers should still remain aware of their surroundings at all times, carry as little cash as possible, and avoid the beaches at night. One of the top ways to attract crime? Being visibly drunk in public.