Belize, a tiny little country in Central America, sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. It was on my bucket list for years after watching Steve Irwin’s TV shows where he’d explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I finally made it there and now I’m here to share my tips, especially if you plan on travelling to Belize in June (off season)!
I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride. I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service. Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults. The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.
When researching where to stay in Belize City, I struggled a little. All the major chains were really expensive and anything cheaper looked a bit touch and go or had bad reviews. As a solo female traveller, obviously my safety was a huge factor in deciding where to book. I narrowed it down to 2, one near the water taxi terminals and one that was more than double the price and 3 miles out of the city centre. I’m thankful I went with my gut and opted for the more expensive accommodation in this case!