It's been about 10 years since I've been to Belize, and I have longed to return since I last left. I travelled solo last time to Placencia (been there twice now), and absolutely fell in love with the place. I don't know what it was, but for some reason I just felt like I was 'at home' there, and I hated leaving both times I visited. All these years since then, no matter where I have been, I've never felt that peace and serenity. I don't recall what time of year it was, but it was very quiet with not too many tourists when I was there last. What I'm wondering is if it has changed a lot in the last 10 years. I notice just from research on the Internet that some major resort-type development seems to have taken place, and I'm wondering if I will think it has lost its small village appeal.
I'm planning on making a trip down mid-December, primarily to see if still feels like 'home' to me, as I want to live there or someplace similar one day. Will it be pretty much deserted at that time, or will tourist season begin picking up? Do you think there will be other solo travelers around?