I took my SO on a surprise birthday trip to Belize. The country side was beautiful! Don't let the cruise people tell you otherwise. Get past the cruise port and absorb the beautiful lush countryside! Everyone we encountered was so friendly and helpful. Even little kids on the sidewalks. We walked all over the City, rode the town bus, and took taxi's. They were nice to you without expecting money or something in return. I'll link the sites we went to. We will be returning!