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Love the setting.. swings as you eat your dinner. I had fresh lobster which was perfect.
Rum Punch a must. My Grandson first asked why we were on the sand. We explained to him that this is Island life. Sweet and no rush.. Staff was...More
My husband and I stayed in a private room and we really enjoyed our stay. This hostel is clean and offers really great amenities. The showers are nice and hot and the private rooms are very roomy. We had our own mini fridge and coffee...More
We booked 2 nights through Hostelworldwhich overbooked the place due to an internal mistake. So, there were no room for us when we arrived as he hostel never received our final booking. The hostel find us a solution, gave us a place to sleep and...More
I had a great time during my stay at the Sandbar Hostel. They have the perfect, central location- walking distance to everything you need (restaurants, bars, markets). They have their own dock with lounge chairs, which were never too crowded. The common area has plenty...More
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Belize City is undoubtedly a dangerous place. That being said, it's not so dangerous that you can't use it as a transit point to go on to other places in the country; I just wouldn't stay there. Not that it is the most... More
Belize City is undoubtedly a dangerous place. That being said, it's not so dangerous that you can't use it as a transit point to go on to other places in the country; I just wouldn't stay there. Not that it is the most interesting place anyway. It's a standard Central American city. Not too pretty and more than slightly troubled by crime. If you're white, you will stand out a great deal and if you're not, you could still find yourself standing out rather and potentially be seen as an easy target. On the mainland, outside of the city, it's similar to the countryside throughout the region; it's safe enough. Towns and villages are blighted by poverty and unemployment, so they're not secure in the way that a village in Newfoundland or Norway might be, but not so dangerous that you should be put off. As an experienced backpacker, I'm sure you'd be quite fine.
If you're going to the islands, where most visitors to Belize travel, you're in luck. They're very safe places, where you would be really unlikely and terribly unlucky to have any great difficulties, much less be the victim of a violent crime. Your only trouble will be putting up with all the other visitors from the Canada and the U.S.