As we say hello to Fall, 2023 looms on the horizon, but before we say hello to the holiday season, you can soak up the sun this Autumn in tropical Belize. Belize’s location allows the destination to have the ambiance of vacation almost all year round. Even during the wet season from June to November, the warm climate instills a beach-bumming craving in travelers. So if you find yourself yearning for sunshine long after September has passed, there are places in Belize that make you forget Fall is already here.
The southeast coast’s darling, this peninsula will have you delaying donning your camel coat for at least another week when visiting in October. Placencia is not only a retreat for many ex-pats, but a hub for artistic folks, as well. The unanimous sentiment seems to be that Placencia’s beaches are second to none, with long stretches of blinding white sand. Seafood galore, the restaurants coupled with the beach views will ignite the feeling that summer hasn’t gone anywhere.
The underrated gem of the north, Corozal town is one mainly Belizeans frequent when wanting a quick beach getaway. About two hours away from the international airport, Corozal is a sleepy Hispanic town peppered with great beach spots for swimming and picnicking. Small thatched palapas are scattered alongside the coast, convenient for family or friend get-togethers.
Is any list complete without the travelers’ favorite island? It can be said it’s always summer in Ambergris Caye and most would agree. Even when the temperatures slightly dip in December, the water, sand, and overall island vibes don’t let you forget that here, any time is vacation time. San Pedro Town is one that likes to party, have fun and bring people from all over the world together. Let it take your winter worries away by hopping onto a golf cart and zipping all the way to Secret Beach.
As the quieter neighbor, Caye Caulker can hold a candle to Ambergris Caye when it comes to autumn fun in Belize. Its reputation for killer sunsets alone is enough to warrant a few days spent at the six-mile-long island. The north end contains the famous Split, where you can grab a drink at the notorious Lazy Lizard Bar while dangling your feet in the warm waters at an over-the-water picnic table.
About a half-hour away from Placencia, Hopkins continues to rise as a highly sought-after beach destination sans the crowds. Primarily a Garifuna fishing village, Hopkins also holds some of the most luxurious resorts in Belize, like The Lodge at Jaguar Reef and Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort. Dotted along the coastline, you’ll find hotels catering to comfort, seclusion and sustainability. Besides, you get to enjoy the epitome of summertime activities like snorkeling or diving at any of the nearby islands.
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