Belize City’s nightlife really comes into its own on Fridays and Saturdays; any other night of the week, you’ll likely find the city deserted after 9pm, with only a few hard-drinking (and often rowdy) locals frequenting the bars that are open. On weekends, however, there are plenty of venues to choose from, playing everything from techno to Latin grooves to punta, soca and reggae, though even then don’t arrive much before midnight, or you’ll find many places empty. A relatively safe area of town with a variety of bars and clubs is the strip of Barracks Newtown Road from the Princess Hotel to Caesar’s Palace bar.

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