Why summer is the best time to visit Belize

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Ah, summer. The season of working on that perfect tan, the smell of sunscreen wafting in the air, and the promise that worldly worries will stay at bay. Of course, in Belize, almost every day feels like summer. Being a part of both the Caribbean and Central America has its perks. But when it comes to June and July, there’s special summertime magic that blankets the country. And for travelers looking for a unique experience unlike anywhere else, we dare say summer is the best time to visit Belize. 

Virtually Uncrowded 

Snowbirds tend to flock to Belize from late November to February, making this time period the country’s high season. That leaves the summer months ripe for the taking. When visiting Belize in the summer, you’ll be surprised to find there are virtually no crowds. Attractions will have double the impact, as you’ll feel you have the entire place to yourself. Your selfies at Xunantunich will have no background tourists, and the lines at San Ignacio’s market will be nonexistent. Take this opportunity to bask in the wonders of Belize without interruption. 

Another advantage of traveling in the low season means there’s a higher chance of one-on-one interactions with tour guides. Smaller groups tend to receive a more intimate treatment, with knowledgeable guides more willing to answer any curious questions you may have. A friendship blooms where it otherwise probably wouldn’t were it high season, leading to a more enriching Belize vacation. 

Food Festivals Galore 

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Belize hosts myriad vibrant festivals throughout the year, but there’s no doubt the summer festivals are unrivaled. Every summer, the island towns of San Pedro and Caye Caulker, as well as the southeast town of Placencia, throw widely-attended Lobster Festivals. The iconic festivals were put on pause during the pandemic, but have now returned in full force. Expect to see scrumptious lobster in all shapes and forms, their taste so exquisite some even win awards. The culinary event draws visitors not only from across the country but around the globe. Foodie or not, the festival is bound to leave you with a newfound appreciation for Belize’s cuisine. 

Explore hidden wonders beneath the surface

Belize is teeming with adventure no matter what region you find yourself in. Come summertime, dive into the country’s underrated gems, and experience activities out of your comfort zone. For instance, in June, you’ll have a chance to spot the elusive Whale Shark in Belize’s very own Gladden Spit Marine Reserve. Every year from March to June, the gentle giants migrate to this area in order to feed on the spawning fish. For those who have had swimming with whale sharks on their bucket list for years, now’s your chance! Make a trip near the full moon in a quest to spot the majestic creatures. Swimming alongside the docile sharks, their size dwarfing your own is nothing short of transcendent. And if you happen to miss them this year, there’s plenty to see amongst the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Schools of parrotfish, families of dolphins, and even wayward manatees make an appearance. So, grab your Go-Pro, don your fins and goggles, and dive in. 

Exclusive summer offers

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Arguably one of the best advantages of visiting Belize in the summer is the special rates many hotels offer travelers. During the summer months, several resorts offer exclusive discounts that help globe trotters get the most out of their Belize vacation. At Hidden Valley Inn, guests booking a June stay automatically receive 30% off rooms! But that’s not all – all tours are also 10% off. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the many marvels tucked within the Mountain Pine Ridge region, such as gushing waterfalls and stunning caves, and still have extra cash for other Belize adventures. This deal may sound too good to pass up, but there’s no need to worry if you can’t make it in the summer. This exclusive offer extends until the end of September, so you have plenty of time to plan and get your family excited for their Belize trip. To book your Belize summer escape now, click here and use the promo code SUMMER.