You Better Belize It! 5 Things to See and Do in Belize for Easter
In Belize, Easter celebrations take place over the entire weekend. The four-day Easter festivities include everything from athletic events to fairs to typical religious services. If you want to celebrate the holiday while on vacation, consider Island Expeditions to experience the following activities while in Belize.
Swim With Whale Sharks
The Gladden Spit Marine Reserve makes a great place for snorkeling or diving, and it’s even more exciting due to the abundance of whale sharks that visit the reserve during the months of March to June. These creatures are attracted to the area due to the spawn of mutton and cuberra snapper. Getting up close and personal with these gentle giants is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Spend Some Time in Placencia
Placencia was once voted as one of the best beach vacations in the Caribbean. It is a destination that is already well-known to travelers due to its beauty and the multitude of activities available. It also makes a great eco-destination with opportunities for diving, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking.
Cross Country Cycling Race
On the day before Easter you can catch the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic that takes place from Belize City to San Ignacio-Santa Elena as a roundtrip. This tradition has been practiced since 1928 in Belize and began from the time of the country’s colonial era. The 140-mile race is a big event, and there are local fairs that take place once it ends.
As Easter is a religious holiday, many people take the time for observance on this special day. The majority of the Belizean population is Christian, so there are many locations around the country to find church service. You will also find a number of traditional events, sports matches and fairs taking place throughout the day.
Relaxing on Monday
Even on the day after Easter, Belizeans continue with festivities around the country. You can find fairs such as Burrel Boom in the Belize District, and you can also check out the street vendors or local horse races. If you prefer more activity, visit sacred ceremonial caves such as Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave to see fascinating skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware left by the ancient Maya.
If you need help booking your vacation, rely on Island Expeditions to provide an experience of adventure, exploration and more. Your trips will include skilled instruction in sports and activities as well as chances to interact with the people, wildlife and habitat of Belize. Transportation, accommodation and meals come with your Island Expeditions package, and programs help benefit local communities and organizations.