August doesn't have to be the season of turtlenecks, back to school preparation, and counting down the days until the holidays.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Belize in the holidays.
Here's just ten.
- Tourists come in droves during November, but you can comfortably dodge the crowds and have some majesty to yourself when you come a couple of months in advance of the tourist season.
- The off season also brings more reasonable prices. While Belize is an affordable destination all year long, the prices really drop, and smart shoppers can really maximize their savings. For instance, Cahal Pech Village Resort offers 15% off accommodations throughout the month.
- It's more than just beaches! The ruins of the ancient Maya community of Cahal Pech are just one of many extant sites hidden in the Belize jungles — but you can also find adventures in menacing caves like ATM or trying to spot the primates screaming along Macal River.
- Being off season doesn't mean it's hard to get here. There are usually direct flights from at least a dozen major American cities into Belize. And since there's less interest in visiting, flights tend to be dramatically cheaper during this time of the year.
- Lobster season! Spiny lobsters come into season in July, and that makes August the prime time of the year for feasting on this delicious crustacean. The opening of lobster fishing season is such a big occasion that it's transformed into a special event known as Lobsterfest in many of the major coastal towns.
- It's safe from the pandemic. Belize's roll-out for tourism in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak was internationally praised, and cases are lower than most other countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
- The jungles and caves of Cayo District have a lot to offer, but it's only a few hours to reach the beach. You could even experience both in a day easily if you wanted to.
- It's the perfect place to commune with nature. Belize is serious about sustainable tourism, and there are a ton of national parks. From Mountain Pine Ridge to the Macal River to the Pontoon on Vaca Lake, Belize is rich with beauty.
- August experiences highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s — and while it takes place in the green season, precipitation tends to fall late at night and early.
- Life is too short to not. Most of us have spent a year sequestered indoors, and you deserve the chance to break free and enjoy yourself. Cahal Pech Village Resort is ready to roll out the red carpet and give you exactly what you crave.