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Georgette

Thinking of heading with the family to Placencia but have safety concerns

by Georgette »

Our family of 10 people is planning a 3 generational family trip for my dad's 80th birthday. We know that Belize is on Frommer's list of the best destinations of 2015. Reservations are on hold in Palencia at the Belize Ocean Club for Christmas week. We heard some concerns about gangs, drug trafficking and violence. Is it a concern for our trip, as we pass through the Belize City airport or at various tourist destinations? Can we let our teen age daughters walk around on their own at the resort or in the town of Palencia? We have to commit to our airfare soon so would very much appreciate your advise. If we are good to go, do any of you have any recommendations for specific tours or activities not to be missed?

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radheprajapti

RE: Thinking of heading with the family to Placencia but have safety concerns

by radheprajapti »

hi....

it is better to go with family members.

 

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Miss_Molly

RE: Thinking of heading with the family to Placencia but have safety concerns

by Miss_Molly »

It's never completely safe for young women to walk alone in cities with a relatively poor population. Resorts are typically very safe, but I would advise sending an older relative with them when they walk around town. 

That being said, the most common types of crimes are thefts and scams. Politely disengage with suspicious parties who approach you on the street. Here's a quick synopsis to familiarize yourself with crime in Belize: http://www.anywherebelize.com/travel-guide/crime-and-safety

While you're in Placencia make the trip to see Maya Beach. It's one of the prettiest places in the whole country. 

 

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