Fall is an excellent time of the year to visit Belize. With fewer crowds, good deals, and unique seasonal festivities, there is a lot to discover in Belize this time of year.
For travelers who are interested in learning about Belize's ancient Maya civilization, you should not miss trips to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech while you are here. Xunantunich was a thriving city-state known for its impressive temples while Cahal Pech offers a more intimate look at ancient Maya life as the personal residence of an elite family.
Travelers who want to experience and explore Belize's natural world will love an excursion to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The reserve covers some of the most pristine jungle landscapes in the country where you can look for birds or just enjoy the scenery. Major highlights include the Rio Frio Cave, the Rio on Pools, and Big Rock Waterfalls. You can also go for a swim in the natural pools if you would like.
Belize has many amazing cave systems, but one of the most impressive and famous is the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave right here in the Cayo District. This is an ideal destination if you want to learn more about the caves in Belize. You get to go down into and explore the cave with a licensed, knowledgeable guide to learn not only about the geology of the cave system but also the cultural history of what the site meant to the ancient Maya.
If spending some time in town, and immersing yourself in the local culture is more your style, be sure to check out the San Ignacio Farmers Market. You can browse the products of local farmers and artisans to get some great-tasting food, unique works of art, and other amazing discoveries that will remind you of your time spent in Belize.
If you feel up to visiting another country while in Belize, you can take a full-day tour from San Ignacio to Tikal in Guatemala. Tikal is one of the most iconic and breathtaking ancient ruins in the world and is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its step pyramid temple, commonly known as the Temple of the Great Jaguar, is one of the most recognizable ancient landmarks in the Americas.
For the best experience when visiting Belize, stay at the award-winning Cahal Pech Village Resort in San Ignacio. Come and see for yourself why the Cayo District is the best region to visit in all of Belize.
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