Whether it's to escape the cold winds and snow of winter or to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, more and more people are choosing to visit Belize in November. With plenty of sunny skies and warm temperatures, Belize is a great place to relax and experience one of the most beautiful and varied countries on the planet.
Now that WestJet has begun operating non-stop service from Toronto and Calgary (Canada) to Belize City, joining the ranks of top airlines like Southwest, Delta, American, and United, it is now easier and more affordable than ever to visit Belize in November.
Here are a few things you can enjoy on your November vacation in Belize:
Garifuna Settlement Day
The Garifuna make up only about 4% of the population of Belize, but their contributions to the culture and heritage of the country are immeasurable. Whether it's their influence on the indigenous musical style of punta (and punta rock) or their signature drumming style, the Garifuna are recognized every November 19 with a national holiday commemorating their epic journey to Belize in 1802.
Thanksgiving in Belize
A family vacation to Belize is the perfect chance for everyone to spend time together while letting someone else do all of the hard work of shopping, cooking, and clearing away the Thanksgiving feast. You can get all of your Thanksgiving favorites in Belize like cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie while enjoying the football game on the same American television channel that you'd watch at home.
Maya Ruins and Caves
For several thousand years, the ancient Maya dominated much of Central America, including Belize. The Maya built impressive cities of stone that featured soaring pyramids, temples, and colossal administrative buildings. Today, visitors can explore these once-lost sites, marveling at the architectural splendor and majesty of buildings, ball courts, and avenues built thousands of years ago.
Belize Barrier Reef
Coastal reefs make up less than 4% of the ocean yet they are home to more than a quarter of all marine life. Belize is blessed with more than 180 miles of coral reef, including hundreds of islands and atolls. The sandy shores and swaying palm trees are the perfect place to relax and unwind before strapping on scuba or snorkeling gear to marvel at the kaleidoscope of underwater flora and fauna that inhabit these waters.
Where to Stay in Belize in November
Located just outside of San Ignacio Town, the eco-tourism capital of Belize, the Cahal Pech Village Resort is offering 20% off on all of their accommodations for visitors who book a stay in November. Cahal Pech has its own on-site restaurant, 3 swimming pools, and lovely thatched cabanas each outfitted with local hardwoods and traditional artwork.