If you are traveling to Belize, you will most likely encounter a brief or maybe longer stay in Belize City before you get to your final destination. A few months ago I wrote a blog post about "Crime and Personal Safety in Belize". I find that no matter where you live or travel there will always be areas of crime and you should always take certain precautions for your safety.
I recently read a great blog post on "How to Survive in Belize City" which gave some great safety tips if you plan on traveling through Belize City.
Belize City is the largest city in the country of Belize and had about 70.000 citizens at the time of the last census. It is the former capital and home to most companies. From a tourism point of view there is not much to do in Belize City and it is a launchpad to the safer areas in the country or on the Caye's.
If you’re an expat, or a volunteer, you may live here. If you arrive on a cruise ship you will disembark here.
You may have heard rumors or surfed websites that made a violent death seem like the inevitable result of a day spent here.
We’ve been here for almost 2 months now. We haven’t been killed, though a newbie carelessness quickly resulted in a snatched mobile phone.
Your trip to Belize city can be pleasant and uneventful. If you follow some basic rules:
To read more: "How to Survive in Belize City"