Belize in December: It’s the Gift You Give Yourself
When winds blow, snow falls and savvy travelers peek outside their windows, is it any wonder their thoughts turn to Belize if they’re frequent visitors? Deciding to come in December—whether it’s near Christmas or at the beginning of the month—is a great way to reward yourself for a long year of challenges and since temperatures throughout Belize are reason enough to come at this time, you’ll have to think long and hard to counter the following five reasons to pack a bag and head south in December!
Transportation is a breeze. Because Belize has become a hot spot, airliners literally flock here by establishing new routes that get you from major North American ports to Belize City in just a matter of hours. Look for deals on Southwest, United, American Airlines, TACA and Copa by going directly to the carriers to compare rates or turn to a travel aggregator like Kayak if you don’t have time to shop around because you want to get into your flip flops now rather than later.
Get married in Belize in December. If you’ve watched your friends go crazy planning elaborate weddings only to be so exhausted after the fact, their honeymoon isn’t so much a rest as a recovery, come to the wedding destination capital of the Caribbean where wedding planners at resorts like Cahal Pech stand ready to make your dreams come true. They are experts at everything from legal documents to wedding cakes, so skip the madness and expense by finding out how easy a beach wedding is to plan when you don’t have to do any of the work. Already married? It’s never too late for another honeymoon, especially if you have a December anniversary!
Bring the kids. If you recall your schooldays, you know that once the December calendar page is turned, your academic focus flew out the window and visions of Santas floated in your head. Your kids feel the same way and they may need a break, too, so why not make a December trip to Belize a family gift? When you tell the kids that there are rooms available at the largest resort in the Cayo District and that it’s warm enough to go cave tubing in December, you’ll probably never again see your children exhibit such perfect behavior.
Hang with the Mayans. Having the concierge desk at Cahal Pech available 24/7 means you have access to all sorts of adventures. Staff knows which excursions are full and which can accommodate your party--even at the last minute. Getting to the most popular Mayan cultural and historic destinations (Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Caracol, Lamanai, Xunantunich Maya Ruins and Tikal Maya Ruins in Guatemala) is just a matter of timing when the Cahal Pech booking staff is at your disposal.
Don’t pet the cats! See for yourself why Belize is a premier wildlife epicenter, according to marine biologists, scientists and visitors keenly interested in the nation’s biological diversity. You could spend a week checking out flora and fauna around Cahal Pech, but you'll still need time to experience the jungles and rainforests where birds, cats, butterflies, amphibians and marine life populating Belize dwell. Did you know that Belize is home to the world’s only jaguar preserve? It’s wild and warm here in December. What’s stopping you from coming down?