I know, sometimes the boardes (me too) try to make fun but there are alsolutly serios borders out there.(not me)LOL
You are first timer, great, the slogan, you get what you pay for, don`t count for San Pedro.
You always get more then you pay. All native and
even the "visitor" are different in SP. Lean back society lots of fun, clear kristal water, no beaches like FL or Golfcost, I hope SP never will be like Vegas.
The natural of SP is charming, even the dust on the road is SP a shower and he is gone for a while.
Go to BC, a bar at the beach and start a conversation, everyone will help you out with good advices.
I`m from Germany, (watch my dialect) stay in SP
3 times for 3 month, then I had so much fun and broke boot of my feet, (table dancing, no joke)
at this time I was 58 years. LOL
For a women by herself-----there is no safer place than SP----in the whole Carribien.
Visit once Ambergris Caye, you will never forget and always if you can, return. With kids, great!!
There is nothing you will mis, almost everything you can bay, and what you can`t bay,you don`t need.
Wish you great days, share your expiriens with us if you come back.