As we near retirement age we are researching places to live. We have been to Belize before and found it to our liking. We are taking a cruise in March and will be in Belize for the day. We would love to be able to meet up with someone who is living there already to get some details that websites and books just don't reveal. Of all the places we are researching, Ambergris Caye seems to be the most expensive. We want to rent (long term)but don't want to be tied down. We don't have a problem with living in another area but when I see places for rent that advertise burglar bars, etc. it makes it sound like the area may not be safe. Any suggestions?