Already planning your next travel vacation? You’re not alone. Many people are looking forward to ditching the doldrums of the end-of-year blues with escapes to their dream destinations come February. And that includes couples and solo-travelers alike. After all, in a country as diverse and as eclectic as Belize, travel during the month of love doesn’t have to be about romance. So, romantic valentine’s getaway or not, here are some of the best places to travel in Belize in February.
San Pedro: Let Loose at Carnaval
It’s perhaps one of the biggest events in Belize in February. San Pedro’s Canrnaval celebrates the start of the lenten season, much like its counterparts in other parts of the world, like Trinidad & Tobago. Enjoy loads of dancing, parades, and overall revelry when you visit one of the country’s most popular towns. There’s no need to get all dressed up for this February event, since this playful festival involves loads of paint and flour, too.
Placencia: Visit the Sidewalk Art Festival
Every year in February, Placencia’s world-famous sidewalk transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors. This year it’s happening on February 11th and 12th. Enjoy the best of Belizean art and music as you visit the stalls of local artisans. Everything from handmade jewelry to intricate wood sculptures will be on display (and on sale).
Belize City: Have a Romantic Dinner at the Biltmore
Belize City has a lot to offer visitors in the form of experiences. And the same can be said for the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at their on-site restaurant, the Biltmore Bistro. Enjoy a romantic setting, accompanied by delectable Belizean and international cuisine.
Ray Caye: Enjoy a Couple’s Getaway
If you’re feeling extra romantic, consider booking a private island getaway for you and your partner. Ray Caye Island Resort is the perfect tropical island escape and then some. Sail into the sunset on one of their Hobie Wave catamarans, or enjoy a candlelit dinner with the ocean as your soundtrack. Stay in one of their oceanfront suites, complete with private plunge pools and spectacular sea views. And if you’re looking to take things up a notch, Ray Caye also offers a popular romance package.
Belize in February: What to Expect
Anyone visiting Belize in February can expect mostly sunny weather and temperatures that rarely fall below 70F (21C). This mild weather is one of the main draws for tourists to Belize during this time. Compared to months like March and December, though, you can expect a somewhat smaller crowd in February. So, ditch the winter coats, grab your favorite swimsuit and sandals, and start planning for your trip to Belize this February.
Featured Photo of the Placencia Sidewalk Art & Music Festival courtesy Andrew Usher