4 Trendy Reasons Why Belize is a Go-To Winter Vacay Spot

by Larry Waight

Everyone has their favorite season but it takes a certain type of person to appreciate the biting cold of winters in the United States and especially Canada. Not only do you have colder temperature, but there is also the risk of blizzards, ice and troubled drives. Winters in Belize are quite the departure from winters further north; you wear far less clothing for one. To get a better idea of why Belize is a great spot for a winter vacay, keep reading.

Reason #1: Warm Weather

Hammocks await at Pelican Beach Resort on South Water Caye. Photo via property.

Weather is a huge factor when planning the timing of any vacation. The good news for anyone considering Belize is that the coldest it ever gets is around 60°F. This means that you not only need to wear far less but the clothes you do pack are bound to be lighter than the multiple layers of clothing you might need when vacationing at home.

Reason #2: Plenty to Do

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Get up close with the locals at The Belize Zoo! Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Belize has plenty of things to offer her visitors. 

  • Do you fancy history and ancient culture? Belize was a major stronghold of the ancient Maya civilization and it is dotted with their temples like El Castillo and Ca’ana. You can also visit spots like ATM Cave, where all manner of Maya remains and artifacts have been preserved. 
  • Are you an animal lover? Beyond the obvious menagerie of sea creatures that dwell within the Caribbean Sea, Belize is home to a wide array of unique creatures like jaguars, tapirs, toucans and Scarlet Macaws to name just a few. 
  • Want to kick back and relax? Belize has the killer combination of sugar-white or golden sandy beaches paired with crystal-clear blue waters. 
  • Are you a nature photographer? Belize has breathtaking waterfalls, mountain vistas and more ideal spots for sunset shots than you can imagine.

Reason #3: Ease of Access

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Placencia Village. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Many airlines in Canada and the United States offer direct flights to Belize, especially for a winter vacay. Furthermore, travel times are usually brief enough that you will only be in the air for a few hours at most. Note that some airlines only offer flights during Belize’s “good” season (winter into the end of spring).

Reason #4: Social Distancing is Easy

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Kickback in a hammock on the beach in Placencia. Photo by Kevin Quischan Photography

Belize has the lowest population density among Central American countries. This means that you can maintain 6 feet of distance. A low population density also means fewer cars on the road, leaving you free to walk or bike wherever you might desire.

Winter can be a drag for most people. That said, the ease of maintaining social distance, ease of travel, variety of activities and ideal weather and temperatures, make Belize the perfect venue for a winter getaway. 

Header photo of kayaking Glover's Reef Atoll. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

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