When the weather outside is cold and icy everywhere else, a tropical paradise awaits you in Belize! January is one of the most enjoyable months to visit Belize, where the days are warm and sunny, and the nights are cool and refreshing. Here are 5 reasons why you should escape the winter up north and warm up in Belize this January.
January Weather in Belize
Savvy visitors know that visiting Belize in January is one of the best times of the year to come. January is in the middle of the dry season, and the temperatures are mild. A regular trade wind blows throughout January, keeping the air fresh.
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Occasionally, storms called "northers" do blow in from the interior, which can pack winds and rain, as well as a mild drop in temperature. Belize can sometimes be too hot, but January is just about perfect, with a nightly average low of 70F and days ranging in the 80F mark.
January in Belize is the High Season
The term high season conjures up images of crowds, but the high season in Belize is the perfect time to visit. With a laid-back atmosphere, and plenty of open space, visitors to Belize can enjoy fantastic local restaurants with live bands, karaoke, and the gourmet delights of a Mayan buffet. Other popular activities include visiting Tikal in Guatemala, exploring various Mayan ruins, canoeing down jungle rivers, experiencing a zip line in the rain forest, and idly lounging in inflatable inner tubes.
Belize Adventure Tours
There truly is something for everybody in Belize in January. Bird watchers will marvel at the more than 500 different tropical species, while foodies will enjoy exploring the San Ignacio Market. Mix and mingle with the eight different ethnic groups that comprise the local Belize population, and dance to their unique musical rhythms. Amateur archeologists will thrill at a chance to visit the popular Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave or the Cahal Pech Mayan ruins in the Cayo District of Belize. Nature lovers won't want to miss the astonishing vista of a waterfall, or a hike in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve.
Airfare to Belize
Flying to Belize is never more affordable than in January. Southwest Airlines and many other major American carriers offer non-stop flights to Belize at very reasonable prices. Major air travel websites are reporting that flights to Belize are up to 20% cheaper than last year, so now is the best time to get a hot deal on a cheap flight.
Cahal Pech Resort
One of the most beautiful places to stay in Belize is Cahal Pech Village Resort. Located in the heart of the Cayo District which is known as the ecotourism capital of Belize, Cahal Pech is a fabulous place to begin your adventures. Guests of Cahal Pech can enjoy canoeing on the Macal River, visiting the famous site of El Pilar, exploring the rustic charms of San Ignacio Town, or experiencing the wonders of Actun Tunichil Muknal, rated by National Geographic as the best sacred cave in the world.