Posted By: Marsali

Nightlife - 01/06/04 04:50 AM

As I mentioned in my first post, I am coming to AC from 2/3-2/11 with my mother for the first time. She is coming for a conference, I am coming for relaxation and fun.

So it seems that San Pedro has a pretty happening night life, but I was wondering if there is much stratification in the bars and such. I guess what I mean is are there bars/ clubs for younger vs. older crowds? Are there places where locals frequent or avoid?

Just curious--I'm asking because I'm sure my mom and I will want to go out together and I want a place she will enjoy.

TIA! I appreciate all the responses to my previous thread.


P.S. One last question--is it safe for a woman to go out alone to clubs/ bars in the evening? My mother read in this silly guidebook that "single women should beware on AC" LOL! Thought I'd put her mind to rest.
Posted By: Big Frank

Re: Nightlife - 01/06/04 06:09 PM

If you've ever traveled to a Latin country, then you know that Latinos can be..forward. IMAHO this is true on San Pedro. Having said that, Ambergris is an island therefore there is really nowhere to hide. Normal precautions are called for, but overall you will be fine. That means no late night walking by yourself; other than that...I can't think of anything else. I stress, this is a safe place, some, "Hey, baby."s not withstanding.
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Nightlife - 01/06/04 06:47 PM

The only place I felt comfortable being a woman of great age, by myself was FIDO'S. Fido's is large, two doors and they serve food, enjoyed the entertainment and I knew a few people that worked there, therefore I felt OK.

My rule of thumb is pick a bar that serves food, the wait person is more mindful of you, which keeps some of the bad element away.

I did walk alone from the Palace Casino and Fido's to my hotel the SunBreeze, w/o concern.

Best to walk the street IMHO rather than the beach, and I always had my trusty flashlight, for the dark spots.
Posted By: Badco

Re: Nightlife - 01/06/04 08:01 PM

I've been coming for years and am alone and have never been afraid to go out drinking or to walk alone to where ever I'm headed. I mean look, there are always gonna be some who "cat-call" and there are some opportunistic people in the world as well, but you have to put yourself out there and enjoy yourself. I refuse to travel and live in fear. Use your head and your eyes and have a great time.
Fido's is great, but I also like the Dockside(wet willie's) and Sharks Bar. The Pier Lounge is casual as is B.C's. If you shoot pool there are some good local places as well. smile
Posted By: BarnacleGirl

Re: Nightlife - 01/06/04 08:41 PM

Marsali: I think most important thing for you to remember when you come to Belize is not to leave your common sense at home. I mean, of course I wouldn't stroll around at night, alone, on a secluded beach, that isnt' well lit. I feel more safe in this town that I ever have in any north american town or city, but as forest would say, "stupid is, as stupid does". laugh laugh
Posted By: Kra-Z-K

Re: Nightlife - 01/07/04 03:23 AM

I traveled alone to Ambergris Caye for the SECOND time last month, it was even more wonderful the second time. I never felt scared, the people are wonderful, the culture is amazing, and everyone local helped me so much. They became my friends and I trusted the locals more than tourists! Though the tourists I met who travel there are kind as well. Of all 6 countries I have been to Belize was the safest. I walked alone everywhere, day and night, even with a backpack sometimes only on one shoulder(which made it obvious I was a tourist) and people treated me excellent. Going to Belize along was more than vacation, it has been a phenominal learning experience and educational. Belize is always in my heart.
Posted By: Cooper1

Re: Nightlife - 01/07/04 10:18 AM

We just got back from A.C. I walked alone along the main drag and felt comfortable. I'm in my late 50's and my husband and I both really enjoyed the beach bar, Cannibals. The bartender was fun (I forget his name) and he mixed great drinks and terrific rum punches....they have entertainment. This guy plays everything (blues, oldies, rock, country) and takes requests. There are also some young people there but the 3 times I was there, it was an older group primarily. Also some locals. We also saw tourists who had returned just like we did. It is a happy place. It is right by the water taxi terminal.
Posted By: cambriagal

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 03:20 AM

I really like Crazy Canucks for the night life as well as Fidos, I am not a spring chicken but not over the hill either, much fun no matter the age or looks, everyone is great.
Posted By: silkpainter

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 05:09 AM

How old are you Marsali?
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 09:07 AM

I just wanted to thank everybody for the responses. I wasn't really worried about the safety issue too much (Heck, I've lived in London and New York, and I'm sure AC can't be any worse wink ) but I just wanted to be able to put my Mom's mind at ease.

I appreciate all the advice on where to take my "aged" mother (She's only 50!)

Silkpainter, I am 27, but I'm an old married gal. Childless, and overweight--so I'm not really into that whole "meatmarket" scene. I KNOW I will have fun EVERYWHERE smile

Thanks again--we'll try them all out.

Posted By: kerry

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 09:51 AM

marsali....i have to agree with ke....i have been solo on my trips to belize....everyone was wonderful there....never felt threatened in any way, shape or form....walked the beach, no prob...just use the same "common sense" as you would anywhere....and you will be fine....wish you a wonderful vacation.... laugh
Posted By: CaptHorace

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 02:55 PM

AGED MOTHER AT 50 ! eek eek eek eek

Moms and Dads are like fine wine wink wink just a little better with age!

Enjoy AC and "JR" have a good time, cause I know Mother will! cool

Capt Horace
Posted By: Barbara K

Re: Nightlife - 01/08/04 11:47 PM

No such thing as overweight in Belize! The bigga, the betta. My "heavy" friend said she never felt as comfortable in her body and as appreciated/admired as in Belize. You go, girl!
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 03:23 AM

LOL @ BarbaraK! Well, I am planning on leaving my wedding ring at home... J/K!

And FTR, I was just kidding about the "aged" comment Captain Horace!

Actually though, now that I think of it...Since my Mom is single, maybe she could fall in love with a San Pedrano and we could all move there!
Posted By: klcman

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 03:31 AM

Help you Mom and fulfill those dreams- look up Piasano laugh
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 06:15 AM

KLC...Paisano is my man.....what is wrong with your memory? lol eek :rolleyes:
Posted By: klcman

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 06:37 AM

Just testing to see if u awake wink
Posted By: denverdan

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 08:00 AM

Marsali, I agree for ya both to hit Fidos totally, make sure it's a night with live music with Skinny, CatX or Dennis Wolf!
Sunday is a must for BC'S beach bar, YUMMMMM and lots of folks all very friendly!
Iffin ya don't mind and have the time, can ya check around BC's for my pix? I wanna know if I have a mustache drawn on me yet. wink Say hey to Queen Charlene and any other Queens or Studs who may be around for me too!
Have a great time!!! I know you both will!!!
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 12:03 PM

Okay, no fair, KLC. After your post, I had to spend an hour figuring out what the Heck (Who the heck, turns out) "Paisano" was. Be kind to the newbie, please smile

Ironically enough, he sound like exactly the type of guy my mother would pick. I've never been especially impressed with her choice in men tho smile
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 12:05 PM


What is "BC's Beach Bar"? I'm not yet familiar with abbreviations and the slang of AC yet, and I haven't heard of this place yet.

Posted By: klcman

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 03:00 PM

uh oh Chloe eek looks like I might have stirred up some competition for ya! wink

Marsali, have you seen his pic yet? Kinda reminds one of Brad Pitt laugh
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 04:20 PM

spewwwwwwwwww...... smile
There goes the coffee again !!!
Posted By: CyaBye

Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 05:01 PM


"BC's Beach Bar" is the name of the the bar, you can locate it on the link below. They the best Sunday lunch.



Re: Nightlife - 01/09/04 08:31 PM

hey hopie,
i snail mailed a pic to charlene since i forgot to pack it with me at thanksgiving. you were looking cute as a bug.
- - - - smack - - - - -
(that is the sound of kissing up) :rolleyes:
Posted By: klcman

Re: Nightlife - 01/10/04 12:17 AM

<<<handing NYG a napkin>>> mebbe ya need a "doggie" bag too?
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/10/04 11:53 AM

All I can say is "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love!"

Honestly tho, I can't wait to meet him!
Posted By: patrick-e

Re: Nightlife - 01/10/04 07:37 PM


The following is a link to a picture of Paisano taken during our fourth trip to the island at Thanksgiving. He is "accompanying" Barefoot Skinny on the "air-guitar". He is a real character! This is one of the best pics that I have ever taken! eek

Enjoy your trip to San Pedro. We have always found the island to be a safe place; but as others have said, use your common sense about your personal security.

Posted By: emg77

Re: Nightlife - 01/14/04 11:44 PM

I'm confused. Wehn I asked if it was a party place most people said no. Now it sounds like this place rocks. Live music and casinos and lotsa bars what more could you want. Someone mentioned a roller coaster even. So is this a party town or what? I need to go somewhere fun this spring!!!!!!
Posted By: klcman

Re: Nightlife - 01/15/04 01:04 AM

lotsa bars, one casino (or is the little one on Middle street still there) and 0 roller coasters.
Posted By: Marsali

Re: Nightlife - 01/15/04 06:16 AM

Hey emg,

I think "partying" may be relative to age, IYKWIM?

I'm in my late 20s and married and my mom is turning 50 so partying for us is a couple of dacquiris and some music. You're 24 right? When I was 24, partying was tequilla poppers and raunchy clubs. Maybe posters thought that you were looking more for the intense partying. Sounds like, to me, that AC has lots of music and alcohol and communing with tourists and locals, but not a lot of insane "frat-house" stuff going on. It depends on what your tastes are.

So when are you coming to AC? I'll be there 2/3-2/11.

Marsali laugh
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