Is there a “right time” to visit Belize, a nation known for its’ year-round hospitality? It is if you’re in dire need of a Belize vacation and don’t necessarily need a calendar to tell you that rest, relaxation and time to recharge are just what the doctor ordered. Making the decision to leave behind your stress starts the ball rolling, but a wise next move is picking a “base of operations” like Cahal Pech Belize Resort, where everything you require is on hand.
But before you pack your shorts and shirts, you’ll need airline reservations. Belize’s growing popularity makes this decision easy because many carriers fly to Belize, including the newest addition to the route: Southwest Airlines now offers non-stop Houston-to-Belize City flights. Coming from other compass points? Choose Copa Airlines, if it services your area.
Once logistics are sorted it’s time to ease into a tropical mindset and decide what to do during your Belize stay. The easiest way to decide what to do (and what to avoid) is by asking to see Cahal Pech’s current list of Belize excursions, tours, day trips and adventures so you can set an itinerary that best serves your interests, needs and passions. Why add passions? Because some activities may be new to you, thus just trying one challenge can be exhilarating.
If you’re a fan of natural wonders and you are eager to be surrounded by Belize’s beauty and history, explore wildlife reserves where endangered species roam. Visit rainforests teeming with colorful birds, jungles lavished with exotic flowers and plants, plus iguanas, wildcats and the loudest monkeys on the planet, Howler Monkeys.
Devote most of your time to caves and ruins where Mayans lived for centuries if your secret aspiration was an archaeology career. Spend time kayaking, canoeing and rafting inland rivers. Rediscover your inner child by floating down rivers and into caves atop a giant inner tube.
Are these suggestions too tame for you? No worries. Strap on gear and have Cahal Pech staff fill your calendar with the marine adventures for which Belize is internationally known. From relaxed swimming with colorful marine life along Belize’s legendary reef to searching for Manatees in protected lagoons, step up both your pace and your pulse by swimming with stingrays and nurse sharks, jumping into Belize’s majestic Blue Hole off the coast or planning a full day of zip lining and/or repelling.
Will you include sticking around your Cahal Pech base to soak up sun, dine and float in the resort’s pool? Probably–no matter how adventurous you may be, no trip to Belize is complete without lots of relaxation that includes beach time and visiting cultural sites guaranteed to expand your understanding of our shrinking world.
Belize is home to an exotic mix of people whose ancestors came from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, so you can jump into the ethnic milieu by learning Garifuna drumming, collecting African-Caribbean works of art or you can eat your way across the nation to experience the essence of culinary diversity.
Since English is spoken throughout Belize, no translator will slow you down as you take the time you need to see and experience as much as time allows while regaining your personal equilibrium. After all, any time is the right time to visit Belize—which is why so many first-time visitors promise themselves that they will be back!