What To Do and See In Belize When It Rains
The rainy season in Belize is a remarkable celebration of Mother Nature’s gifts. It doesn’t so much rain as it pours, turning jungles, gardens and forests into lush wonderlands of green. If you’re coming to Belize, you can expect some rain – which is why our list of things to do when raindrops fall will make you glad those clouds opened up. Otherwise, you might have missed these awesome experiences!
You’re already wet so why not get wetter while peeking at an underworld of marine life just below the surface of the Caribbean Sea? Bring your own gear or check with the concierge at your resort since some of them provide gear free of charge to guests. Others will point you to dive shops. Snorkeling mecca? The Belize Barrier Reef. It’s the second-largest of its kind on the planet and the one site you can’t miss visiting!
Visit galleries and museums
TripAdvisor was kind enough to gather a great list of museums and galleries you’ll want to visit, rain or shine. Use it as a starting point, picking out venues that are of interest to you and your travel pals. How long must your vacation last if you want to see all of them? Let’s just say that you may wish to invest in Belize property or keep returning if your goal is to see all of them.
Spend time at a spa
You may not know this, but Belize has so many spas, we are waiting for the nation to be proclaimed the Spa Capital of Central America. Why not commit to being pampered every time it rains? Facilities on this My Guide Belize list are the tip of the iceberg. Just about every resort has either an onsite spa or masseuses happy to treat you to spa services on your accommodation’s porch, veranda, or inside your suite.
Stroll Maya ruins
Since there are around900 ruins within Belize’s boundaries – and since this relatively primitive society managed to leave quite the artistic and intellectual mark on Central America – strolling ruins in the rain has been described as a magical experience. You won’t have to share the site with busloads of tourists because most of them are wusses and prefer to stay indoors when the sky opens up. Walking through ancient ruins in the rain is soul-soothing and if you want to dance in the rain while you’re exploring, nobody will stop you.
There’s no end to the fun you and your travel pals can have once you discover Belize’s amazing caves. Reach some of them by floating into cave mouths on oversized innertubes where you gently float into these foreboding caverns or be bold. See how it feels to repel down into caves from above while tethered to a sturdy cable. There’s a caving adventure suited to everyone interested in exploration and if you need help figuring out which one most closely matches your idea of fun, check out this list: Belize Caves.
Delight your taste buds
You’ve never tasted dishes like those prepared Belize style. Foods represent an amalgam of cuisines that reflect the nation’s unique cultural mix. Borrowing from Spanish, Creole, and other Caribbean traditions, a distinct culinary style that’s pure Belize has emerged from the fray. If the rain starts falling, it’s the ideal excuse to duck into a nearby eatery to try a new dish. What foods offer the best taste of Belize? If you consider yourself a foodie, why not sample everything on this list: The Top Foods to Eat in Belize?
Hang out at your accommodations
Resort hosts want to be sure that guests never run out of things to do during their stays, so access to water toys like kayaks, Hobie cats, boards, swimming pools, and other amenities delight guests who can’t sit still for a minute. Make friends with other guests from around the world if you’re a social butterfly. On the other hand, if your lone goal is to do nothing, say the word and a Do Not Disturb sign can remain on your accommodation door for the entirety of your stay at no extra charge!