Top 5 Reasons to Visit Belize This Summer
If you’re looking for a summer vacation that’s truly a break from the ordinary, put Belize at the top of your list. Here’s why you should start booking your summer escape to Belize.
1. Celebrate Lobsters
Belize is famous for its fresh seafood, and no crustacean embodies that better than the lobster. The Placencia Lobster Festival has been rated the number one festival in Belize, and we’re a country that knows festivals! It starts on June 21 this year and typically runs for 3 days of lobster-based foods, lobster-themed parties and loads of lobster-related fun.
2. Swim or Snorkel With Whale Sharks
Belize’s barrier reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is treasured for its pristine waters and the rich diversity of creatures that call it home. Swimmers and snorkelers can find themselves swimming alongside manatees, rays, dolphins and gentle whale sharks. Experience this one-of-a-kind closeness to aquatic life.
3. Meet Belize’s beautiful animals
Large parts of Belize are held as nature preserves and sanctuaries. That gives us many protected areas where you can spot waterfowl, toucans, parrots, parakeets and chachalacas. Visit the world’s first jaguar sanctuary and meet mountain tapirs, panthers, bobcats, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, ocelots and many other beautiful creatures.
4. Learn About Our Fascinating Belizean Culture
Belize’s cultural heritage is a fascinating mix of Mestizo, Maya, Mennonite, British, Mexican, Afro-Caribbean and Dutch. This blend of cultures makes us a warm, friendly blend of foods, music, dances, art and even language. Get to know the Garifuna people, who are descended from the survivors of a sunken slave ship. Learn the history of the ancient Maya whose descendants live in Belize today.
5. Belize is Affordable in the Summer
Summer is the low season in Belize. You’ll find great deals on hotels, food, and transportation. You’ll find fewer crowds at the beaches, in shops, on tours and in restaurants. The weather is beautiful all year, with temperatures averaging 85F in the daytime and 74F in the evenings.
Call the Belize Summer Experts
If you want to enjoy all the warm, sunny fun of Belize this summer, make sure to book your tours and transportation with the local experts at Barefoot Services and Rentals.