October and November fall just before the rush of Belize's tourist season begins, and that means that this short period at the tail end of the green season tends to get overshadowed. It shouldn't. This is one of the best times of the year to visit Belize. Here's why.
As Accessible As Ever
One of the biggest reasons to visit Belize during this period is to avoid the crowds that come near the end of the year — but just because tourist season hasn't begun doesn't mean that you'll be lacking for opportunities. There are direct flights into Belize from the United States all year long, and the consistency of the weather ensures that hotels and tour companies don't close down. They merely slow down.
Deals You Can't Believe
In fact, that slowing down of the tourism sector can benefit you. From flights to hotel stays to tour packages, you can find some of the best deals during the months of October and November. Belize is an affordable destination any time of the year, and visiting just before tourist season lets even the thriftiest traveler experience the vacation they deserve.
The Perfect Climate
You can't pick a bad month to visit Belize in terms of weather. This Caribbean nation maintains highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s all throughout the year, but October and November fall at an especially important time. As the rainy season winds down, you can expect light rainfall in the evening and morning to cool off the day for you. It's the ideal climate whether you're looking to climb Maya ruins, canoe down lazy jungle rivers, or hike at sites like Mountain Pine Ridge and ATM Cave.
Experiences Unique to the Season
You can do everything you'd do throughout the year in October and November, but there are also things that you can only experience around this time. With fewer tourists around, it's easier to get to know the locals and immerse yourself in the culture. While Belize Independence Day is in September, November is the time for the lively and fascinating Garifuna Settlement Day. And since lobster and conch are both still in season, you can feast on some of the best seafood the Caribbean Sea has to offer.
Cahal Pech Village Resort: The Only Place to Stay
No matter when you visit, there's only one place you need to stay in Belize. Cahal Pech Village Resort is located in the cozy interior town of San Ignacio. If you're the type of person who likes to explore nature, you'll find yourself right at the front door of the wild Cayo District. And if you'd just prefer to stay in, you'll have all the amenities you could want. With three swimming pools and two restaurants on-site, you could easily spend weeks just exploring the property.