Fall in Belize is considered a slow time as not many foreign visitors visit the country. However, this does not mean that there is nothing to do, in fact, there are plenty of activities to do and places to explore. Not to mention that you may even have exclusive access to some of the activities and attractions because of the absence of large crowds. Still, if you’re wondering where to go and what to do, here we share with you some options you can experience while vacationing in Belize during Fall, whether on the islands or the mainland.
Many travelers combine the mainland and the Cayes (islands) to have the best of both worlds in Belize. If your base is San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, then most water activities will be easily available for you, especially if you stay in hotels like Sunbreeze, open year-round and in the center of San Pedro.
1. Go slow in Caye Caulker
Take a day trip to San Pedro’s sister island of Caye Caulker via water taxi. It takes only 30 minutes to get there. Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Caribbean Sea decked with the second largest barrier in the world. When in Caye Caulker follow its ‘Go Slow’ motto and took it easy. Make your way to the famous ‘Split’ beach for a day of relaxation, good food, and drinks, making new friends, and enjoying a swim. Caye Caulker also has plenty of gift shops where you can get that special souvenir before you head back to San Pedro.
2. Explore the Belize Barrier Reef
Whether it is diving or snorkeling, you can book a morning or afternoon tour with tour shops such as Ambergris Divers, which is right next to Sunbreeze. Among the many popular sites along the barrier reef, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve would be a good choice. At this time of the year, you may not meet large crowds, making your diving or snorkeling a different and better experience. You may even see more marine life because of the fewer people around.
3. Learn to play Garifuna drums
Curious about any traditional experiences while in San Pedro? Then head to the Black and White restaurant south of town. Make your way there for dinner and after a delicious Garifuna feast indulges in the history of one of Belize’s main ethnic groups. To cap off the evening, dance to the sound of drums and leave Black and White as a new drummer after learning how to beat this traditional instrument.
4. Traverse jungle-hidden Maya Sites
Before you leave Belize, take a trip to the mainland, and experience the Belizean rainforests, and visit the mysterious ancient Maya temples. One of the most popular and easy-to-visit Maya ruins in the western Cayo District is Xunantunich, not far from its town of San Ignacio. After admiring the rainforest surrounding this archaeological site, climb to the top of Xunantunich also known as ‘El Castillo,’ from where you will have a stunning 360-degree view, including neighboring Guatemala.