Though you may have never heard about it, the Caribbean country of Belize has gotten no shortage of buzz in the travel community over the years. As a model for eco-tourism and a region blessed with some of the most natural beauty around, it stands apart even among a crowded variety of tropical destinations throughout the world. But Belize deserves to be on your bucket list, and particularly the inland town of San Ignacio in the winter. Here's why you can't pass this opportunity up.
Not Like the Winter You Know
If you've been dreaming of a White Christmas, San Ignacio is not the destination for you. Picture less ice skating and heavy sweaters and more jungle zip-lining and Bermuda shorts. The average temperature in the winter hovers in the high 70s and lower 80s. It's not just about the climate either. San Ignacio in particular is positioned at the mouth of the Cayo District, which covers 2,000 square miles of gorgeous subtropical rainforest. If you're sick of staying bundled up and indoors throughout the winter, that sheer expanse of outdoor opportunities can't be understated.
The Best Time to Visit Belize
There's actually no better time to visit Belize. The winter falls comfortably within Belize's dry season, which leaves the skies clear, the views gorgeous, and the temperatures relatively manageable. Both the heat and the humidity are just about perfect during this time of the year, and that's especially important for the dense forests that make up much of the area surrounding San Ignacio Town. It's no coincidence that the dry season coincides with the tourist season.
Away From the Path of the Tourism Crowds
If the idea of throngs of tourists pouring in on your little slice of paradise gives you anxiety, San Ignacio Town is the perfect place to put up your flag. San Ignacio is a large enough town to support a population of over 20,000 — and it tends to draw in much less crowds than islands like Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. But part of it is about the sheer wealth of opportunities. With so much to do in and around the Cayo District — and with other parts of the country easily within reach — visitors tend to keep themselves occupied.
An Itinerary Completely Within Your Control
No matter what type of Belize vacation you want to have, the staff at Cahal Pech is there to help. Our resort is positioned right by one of the most interesting Maya ruins in the region — and our selection of tours, amenities, and vacation packages can support everything from a healing retreat entirely taking place on the property to an adventure itinerary that brings you to the far corners of Belize. It's an opportunity to reinvent what winter means to you.
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