Your question: Is snorkeling in Belize safe?

Can you snorkel from shore in Belize?

It’s not easy to find Belize snorkeling from shore, but you can snorkel right from our beach at our Belize snorkeling resort. Daily we swim to a favorite nearby snorkel site, or use our kayaks to access an even greater area. Seventeen spots that we explore regularly are shown below on our Belize snorkel map.

Is it safe to swim in Belize?

Yes, it is relatively safe to swim in the ocean in Belize. When you visit Belize’s most popular beaches — Placencia, Maya Beach, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker — you’ll find clear, shallow water that makes for easy swimming and snorkeling.

How dangerous is Belize for tourists?

Crime. Belize has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world. There have been increased incidents of violent crime (armed robberies, home incursions, murders) against long-term expatriate residents; and physical assaults, including rape, of tourists.

Are the mosquitoes bad in Belize?

Mosquitoes and sand flies

If you choose to vacation in Belize during rainy season (June to November), you’ll find the environment is similar to cities like Miami, Houston and New Orleans where proximity to water, high temperatures and humidity attract both of these annoying creatures.

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Are there sharks in Belize?

Species of sharks present along Belize’s coastline include docile nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, bull sharks, black tip sharks, lemon sharks, hammerheads, scalloped hammerheads (though rare), and the impressive, migratory whale sharks.

Is snorkeling better in Cozumel or Belize?

Cozumel? We’ve only done snorkeling, but Hol Chan in Belize was the best snorkeling we’ve ever done, much better than we’ve done in Cozumel. The water is very clear with great visibility; just snorkeling, we saw sea turtles, nurse sharks, rays, lobsters, eels, and lots of tropical fish.

Can you snorkel off the beach in Ambergris Caye?

The two most popular snorkel sites off of Ambergris Caye are Hol Chan and Mexico Rocks. … A snorkel tour to Hol Chan is often combined with a stop at Shark Ray Alley where you can swim with nurse sharks and stingrays!

Does Belize have crocodiles?

Two species of crocodiles reside in Belize: the Morelet’s crocodile and the American crocodile. The survival of both species is threatened by continuing human development within their wetland habitats.