Belize Tourist Traps

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Belize Tourist Traps

  • Taxis

    Belize Tourist Traps

    Watch out for the people who have a sob story for you-it is probably not true. When taking a taxi from the airport know what the taxi fare is (i believe it to be about 30)they like to rip you off. Won't really have to much trouble with this.

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  • AVOID David's Adventure Tours in San...

    My mother in law is from Belize City and my husband has been traveling to Belize since he was a little boy. A few years ago, he took a tour with David's Adventure Tours out of San Ignacio and had a good experience, so we went with David again on our trip last March. It was horrible!1. He charged us $40BZ to drive us to Xuntantunich and drop us off....

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  • Ambergris Caye

    Don't go there! If you enjoy the cruiseship-resorty tourists, then Ambergris Caye might be for you, but for those of you who prefer to emerse yourself into the true culture of a country and you want an island - opt for Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker is amazing, simply put. 5 feet off the water-taxi, I was able to grab several skewers of fresh-grilled...

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  • Large Marketplace

    DO NOT shop at the large markets. Buy you snacks at the tiny individual marketplaces. The large shop in town that most taxis take you directly to does not have any prices on the merchandise and they charge what they want. Usually twice the price of the smaller street shops. Use the small street shops. Same products with local fruits at lower...

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  • Belize City

    Not worth spending more than 1 day the capital. We found it, a bit characterless and prefered the smaller villiages and towns. Spend a few hours at Belize Zoo, a bit expensive, but look at it as contributing towards the animals upkeep. I think a ticket was B$15 for an adult. Kids will love it as there are lots of little educational tips and notes...

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  • Beware of alcohol...

    ...but not the drinking one: I bought denaturalized alcohol for the primer of my MSR stove (so it works cleaner,you know) twice, at a hardware store and at a drugstore in Belize City, and BOTH resulted mixed with water or, all in all, non flammable, hence useless for the intended purpose. Try to find methyl alcohol at hardware stores (hard to find...

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  • When you get package deals,...

    When you get package deals, make sure you know exactly who is providing what service. Also confirm you are dealing with the company you think is providing your prepaid service. There were several instances where local hotel staff would direct people to an alternative service and lead you to believe it was whom your prepaid stuff was through. By the...

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  • Watch out for the people who...

    Watch out for the people who have a sob story for you-it is probably not true. When taking a taxi from the airport know what the taxi fare is (i believe it to be about 30)they like to rip you off. Won't really have to much trouble with this.

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  • Taxi drivers can be really bad...

    Taxi drivers can be really bad for your health. Living here for six months taught me that not everybody is genuinely friendly. Some have been known to take you round the corner for their friends to join you and remove the contents of your pocket.

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  • Ask around before taking a...

    Ask around before taking a Goff Caye snorkeling trip. There are cruise ships stopping at Goff Caye now and if you go on a day that a cruise ship is there it'll be you and 200 cruisers on a 100 yard long island.

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  • Don't even think about staying...

    Don't even think about staying in Belize City unless you ablsoluetly have to. It's a dump and there appears to be nothing to see. There is a place opposite the city from the airport that is near the Jaguar Park that is much nicer,but I can't seem to remember the name. Run by americans seemed real nice even though we only stopped to eat.

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  • Belize City is the only major...

    Belize City is the only major airport, so you have to fly into Belize City. I would not reccomend staying there any longer than necessary. The city has a high crime rate & there is really no reason to stay there.

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