For the past five years, the Internet particularly social media has exposed the wonderful and charming beauty of Belize to thousands of travelers, and as a result the country has become a hot spot destination in Central America and the Caribbean.
Maya Ruins, sacred caves, untouched rainforests, and unsurpassed diving and snorkeling are only few of the things that are attracting visitors with many asking when is the best time to visit Belize?
To answer the question, anytime is the best time to visit Belize but because December tends to get ridiculously cold up north it can be the perfect time to escape the cold and visit Belize.
Here are 5 great reasons why you soon visit Belize this December:
It is very difficult to get accommodations in December however we still have a few rooms available at Cahal Pech Village Resort. The resort is set amidst lush tropical gardens and is a perfect base to explore the ecotourism activities in western Belize like zip lining, birding, canoeing, hiking, and caving tubing.
Belize has some of the most elegant Maya ruins in Mesoamerica like Caracol, the largest known site in Belize, Lamanai, which is comprised of 8 major plazas or structures and and Xunantunich, a classic period ceremonial center. Once you visit these archaeological sites, you will definitely feel enticed to learn more about the Maya civilization that occupied this region thousands of years ago.
Belize is one of the last unspoiled countries in the world with an abundance of flora and fauna making it a nature lover’s paradise. For example, the country has a large portion of its forests and reefs under conservation which means more chances to catch a glimpse of fascinating birds, plant life and unique animals. You can also visit the Belize Zoo where you will have the opportunity to view Belize’s prolific wildlife in one location.
Ease of Travel
Because Belize is a small country, it is easy to get around. For example, you can take a local flight with Tropic Air from San Ignacio and be in Ambergris Caye in less than an hour. Or you can travel by road from San Ignacio to Belize City in less than 2 hours. In addition, English is the official language and locals are always friendly and willing to provide you with travel tips and recommendations.
What makes Belize a unique travel destination is the fact that there is so much to see and do. Families, adventure travelers, eco enthusiasts will not be bored in Belize because the country offers a plethora of tours and activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, jungle hiking, horseback riding, and beach hopping.