Why Belize is a Solo Traveler’s Paradise
Solo travel is one of the most rewarding adventures you can take in life. It gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, reset your priorities, and explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. And while solo travel may be navigating uncharted waters for some, it doesn’t have to be scary! Luckily, a destination that’s readily accessible and convenient to get around makes it easy to take that leap into solo traveling. Belize, whose petite size and stunning attractions allow for exploration of any kind, is the perfect playground to test solo travel. Below you’ll find reasons why Belize is the ideal solo traveler’s paradise.
Chance to immerse yourself in many cultures
One of the great things about traveling alone is the opportunity to immerse yourself in different cultures. You can learn more about a place by engaging with its people, whether that means learning a local language, eating the food, or taking part in local customs. You’ll learn so much if you take some time to explore and get to know your surroundings!
Also, consider exploring other forms of expression that are specific to each culture. For example, when visiting Belize, guests at Hidden Valley Inn can take an authentic Maya cooking class in the quaint village of San Antonio. Here, you’ll learn how to make traditional Mayan corn tortillas from scratch as well as learn the ancient art of pottery making.
Heading further south, you’ll come across the vibrant culture of the Garifuna, whose history and traditions are best experienced in the flesh. Take part in colorful Garifuna drumming and dancing sessions, or bond with other solo travelers while learning how to make Hudut and Sere. Up north, meet fellow backpackers navigating the Mestizo culture by trying Hispanic-influenced foods like tacos or pupusas.
Belize caters to a flexible itinerary
At the end of the day, you are in charge of your own adventure. You can do what you want when you want and make mistakes without having to worry about anyone else. Your guidebook or itinerary isn’t set in stone; if something doesn’t go according to plan, no big deal! The next day will be another opportunity for adventure.
Belize is a great place to solo travel because its size makes it easy to change your plans on the fly. If there isn’t a bus going where you want it to go today, buy a ticket tomorrow instead! Maybe there’s not enough time left in your trip for that waterfall hike after all? Skip it! Or maybe there’s more than enough time left so why not visit two waterfalls instead? Go for it! The point is: Belize allows flexibility in itineraries and schedules without worrying about other people’s needs being met as well as yours.
There’s plenty to do so you can reset your priorities
You are in charge of your own schedule, so you can spend as much or as little time doing the things you want to do. You can spend more time with the people you want to spend time with, and focus on your personal goals.
Hidden Valley Inn has many activities for our guests to choose from, ranging from guided hikes through the jungle trails or tours of our wildlife refuge…all the way up to an all-day adventure chasing waterfalls! If all-day hiking isn’t really your thing, that’s totally fine! Hidden Valley Inn makes it easy for us solo travelers to change our plans at any moment—like choosing to spend time at the spa or choosing an early morning bird-watching tour. Just let us know what you’d like instead and we’ll get it set up ASAP.
While Belize is a small country, it offers many opportunities for adventure. From hiking and camping to diving and exploring caves, there’s something for everyone. There are also plenty of ways to unwind after an active day, whether you prefer hammocks or kayaks.
Belize is easy to navigate
In addition to the obvious benefits of being a tourist destination, Belize also has some easygoing qualities that make it an easy country for solo travelers. The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s no language barrier, as English is the country’s official language. While you’ll hear Spanish, Maya, and even the local dialect Creole being spoken, most residents fluently speak English. The currency exchange is also easy to follow, with one American Dollar always equating to 2 Belizean dollars. American dollars in cash is also widely accepted in Belize and during the off-chance it’s not accepted at a store, there are ATMs available in most major cities and towns.
The country has also recently dropped all testing, vaccination, and insurance requirements for entry, making it easier for travelers to flock to the tropical destination.
Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is the perfect place for solo travelers
Located in Belize’s largest reserve, Hidden Valley Inn is the ideal playground for solo travelers. Here, you can explore nature and wildlife on your own, uncovering new wonders and creating new memories while discovering yourself.
You can experience life as an explorer at this luxurious resort turned eco-lodge, which offers one of the most unique experiences in Latin America. With 7,200 acres of unspoiled jungles, it’s easy to get away from it all and enjoy nature in solitude—and still have access to world-class amenities like a swimming pool, spa treatments, and gourmet dining options.