Hired a Taxi for the day in Belize- Loved the MONKEY'S and our lunch location right on the water. The tender took over an hour each way which ate into the day. However, the people of Belize were very nice-I was surprised at the pride of this country. It may be 3rd world, but it was as clean as they could make it and truly beautiful.
****GET OFF OF THE BOAT AND HIRE A CAB OR TAKE A RIDE IN A LOCAL CART. The cruise ships make you feel fearful-don't be!!!
No...I wouldn't walk alone in certain neighborhoods. I don't do that in Atlanta where we are from either. However, be smart and safe and you will be rewarded with an unexpected beauty. BELIZE MADE OUR TRIP WORTH IT!!!!