What’s the dating scene like in Belize? For singles traveling here or even those in a relationship but looking, Belize offers the chance of truly exotic adventure and variety. The country has a small population and you might have to look a little bit harder for a date and romance to suit your likes, compared to say neighboring Honduras or Guatemala. I will be bold and condemned for it, but your mileage may be off the radar in Belize.
Experienced travelers follow the advice of locals and head off to the immigrant operated bars that spring up and dot most any population center in Belize. The time of well-known Belize gentleman’s clubs has passed in Belize. Shut down by the churches or at the instance of foreign governments. It is mostly village or underground these days.
The general rule as in any other country is to first consult the concierge. If this is below your room rate, next down would be the bellhop. If you have no bellhop, consult the bartender. Beyond that is the wildcard of the taxi driver or your tour guide. Dating is easier in the high volume tourism spots such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia and increasingly in southern Belize. If the tourist is a person of means, often he or she can fly off with a new partner from Belize in no short order. Ask John McAfee, a former resident of Belize.
The beauty of Belize however lies in the variety of cultures ranging from Latino, to Lebanese, German, African, English, American, Canadian, Argentinian, Venezuelan, Dutch and a wide variety of other ethnic groups. But the predominant date you may encounter is Afro-Belizean especially in Belize City and the tourist traps. Belize has a growing population of immigrants from Central America, mainly Honduras, Guatemala, U.S.A., Canada, and El Salvador. The latest population estimate is that over 70 per cent of our country is Latino. Latina women are concentrated in western, southern and northern Belize.
Dating Latinas – Latina Women in Belize
Locals love to party and the partying starts on Thursdays. Belize City offers the largest number of nightclubs and some of the best are The Princess (now Camino Real for the second time as of May 2016), The Tropicana, Club Liquid, and Palm Island. These fancy names may not necessarily coincide with say, the Tropicana in Cuba. The hot area in the city is the strip on Princess Margarete Drive where you can find various casinos and nightclubs. Belize City is grungy to put it mildly so caution in selecting which nightspot to patronize is advisable.
North Side Belize city is safer than the South Side. Visitors looking to party and mix with the locals may consider hiring a cab for the night (preferably registered with their hotel). The driver will be familiar with where to find the action you are looking for. If you are looking to pick up a local date, any of the clubs mentioned above is a good place to start.
The Cayo District is especially hot with clubs such as The Stork Club at the San Ignacio Hotel, Okis in Benque Viejo Del Carmen and Legends in Santa Elena. Belmopan has La Cabana and the E and L Sports Bar. Be mindful that some of the ladies will be accompanied, so the services of a local taxi driver or fixer may be critical to score and avoid any conflict. The music at these nightclubs is Central American and Caribbean influenced – Hip Hop, Dance Club and Latin Music. Most clubs are open until 2 in the morning in Belize City. Out-district nightclubs are open until midnight and on special occasions 3 a.m. The biggest nightclub on Ambergris Caye is Jaguars.
Popular Belize Party Sites
The Princess Hotel and Casino offers a floor show every weekend. Other establishments feature occasional floor shows featuring dancers from Central and South America. A new casino in the Corozal Free Zone also offers floor shows most nights.
Dating Belizean girls is no different from what you would expect in your own country. This is not a general dating guide, but we provide some tips for you: Urban girls are more independent, liberal and outgoing. In the countryside and villages more traditional dating practices such as bringing a chaperone along are common.
The best advice is to allow enough time to look around, mix a lot and be bold. Belizeans have a reputation for being polite and sometimes shy of visitors. For those experienced in the nightclub scene, every municipality in Belize has one or more nightclubs. Here you will encounter a wide range of party-goers, from bank employees, and public service managers, but also everyday girls seeking to unwind from domestic weekday duties or looking for a new date or boyfriend.
But far more fun and diversity can be found at the many village and municipal fairs held throughout the country. These include mechanical rides, fair attractions and dances. Here the full range of Belizean men and women are at the fore and arguably offer the best opportunity to meet and link up with a potential date. The more popular fairs are the Succotz, Benque Viejo, San Ignacio and the National Agriculture and Trade Show Belmopan in western Belize. The San Joaquin, Orange Walk and Corozal Fairs in the north as very popular as well.
The fiestas at border towns such as Melchor de Mencos and Flores in Guatemala, as well as the annual Expofer in Chetumal, Mexico offer novel opportunities for fun and meeting people. The best advice is to check the local T.V. stations for event calendars. These are usually featured on commercials before the evening news at 6:30 pm on weekdays. Special promotions, dance club specials and fairs are listed. Always be careful of the “gypsies”. Although not formally established here, ladies from Central America are oft regarded as gypsies in Belize. Do your own research and be guided accordingly.
Tips For Dating Latinas
If you do not speak Spanish, it is up to you learn some basic Spanish. No need to learn classic Spanish literature. Everyday phrases suffice. Hola, coma estas (Hi, how are you) is one of the most common opening lines. Hola chica, te invito a una cerveza? (Hi there, can I invite you to a beer or drink?) will rarely get you turned down. Being cold sober, bright eyed and bushy tailed cannot fail to impress and keep the hunter on his track.
In social settings, especially in rural areas, a mom, aunt or sister may be chaperone of the object of your affection. Do not be intimidated, but be thick-skinned and ready to be shot down and move on to the next prospect. Buenas noches damas. Soy turista. Les acompano a tomar algo conmigo (Good evening ladies. I am a tourist. Can I invite you to drink something with me?) is a winning pick up line at almost any Latino nightclub.