Is Belize really that bad?
General Safety: Visitors should exercise situational awareness and good judgment while visiting Belize. Crime is a serious and growing problem throughout Belize. Road accidents are common (see Traffic Safety and Road Conditions) and traffic fatalities have included U.S. citizens. Public buses and taxis are frequently in poor condition and lack basic safety equipment. Many unlicensed taxis are present in Belize and U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid traveling in them; genuine taxis may be identified by their green-colored license plates. Medical care is limited in many areas, including the larger cities of Belize City and Belmopan, and emergency response services such as ambulances or paramedics may be either unavailable or limited in capability and equipment (see Medical Facilities and Health Information).
It has a barrier reef with beautiful islands to die for, a back-country jungle with Mayan ruins, and lots of other cool stuff. It's just that anywhere populated by more than 3 of the natives is a dangerous hellhole. Very bad boys.
I see it being touted as a retirement venue. ROTFLMAO. Try Detroit.
Good to know the do-not-go-to’s.