Hello September! 10 Reasons This Is A “Must Visit” Month In Belize
September is right on the horizon, and that means that Fall will be coming soon after. But whether you’re looking forward to a little less heat or feeling wistful that summer is ending soon, there’s one place where you can spend September and get the best of both worlds. Belize offers the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax as the last days of summer tick away.
Here’s just 10 reasons why Belize is calling your name.
September is packed with holidays and festivals. It starts with St George’s Caye Day and then continues with Belizean Independence Day about two weeks later. There’s no better way to understand the spirit of the people than during this season.
The weather is perfect. Highs tend to be in the mid 80s with lows in the mid 70s, and the rain from the wet season actually brings a refreshing coolness to the climate since it tends to fall in short spurts in the evening or morning.
You can avoid the vast throngs of tourists who will arrive in a few months. Belize’s tourist season falls during the winter, and that means that you won’t be jockeying with crowds of travelers for a glimpse of beautiful beach.
Being the off-season also means that you can live cheaply. Belize is already a relatively inexpensive paradise destination, but you can save hundreds on hotels and packages by visiting in September. Deals are available this time of year on everything from resort packages to tours to flights.
It’s a more personal experience. With most Belizeans not thinking of entertaining tourists, you get the opportunity to see the people of this country the way they are. And that means a higher likelihood of discovering the hidden local spots. And considering the diversity of cultures here, there’s a lot worth exploring.
This September is a major landmark, as it’s the 40 year anniversary of Belize gaining its independence from Great Britain — and that means that the festivities are likely to be especially enthusiastic.
In addition to a number of patriotic holidays, many villages in Belize celebrate Carnival as well. The floats, costumes, and food vendors are well worth the cost of booking a trip. San Pedro on Ambergris Caye offers the country’s most vibrant and exciting Carnival celebrations.
All the normal beaches and attractions are available to you. Despite it being the green season, stunning natural landmarks like the Blue Hole and the Belize Barrier Reef — the second largest barrier reef in the world — continue to be worthwhile attractions throughout the fall.
The inland is beautiful too. And if a rainy day keeps you off the beach, you can still have a thrilling time exploring the interior jungles, tubing through caves, or exploring extant Maya ruins like Xunantunich and Caracol.
It’s the perfect time to unwind. While the rest of the world is bracing for the upcoming holidays and getting ready for school to ramp back up, you can be alone on a beach sipping on a tropical drink.