2018 Belize Vacations – Visit the Beach, Jungle or Both
If the prospect of shivering through another winter is too much for you to bear, consider planning your 2018 vacation to Belize right now!
With beautiful blue skies and delicious warmth all year long, Belize is a lush country filled with pristine landscapes and lovely offshore islands. With a long Caribbean coastline, Belize is the perfect place to relax on a beach and work on your tan.
And because Belize is such a small country, there’s plenty to see and do as you explore vast rainforests and jungles teeming with colorful birds, exotic wildlife, and fragrant flowers.
Christmas and the New Year’s period is one of the best times to visit Belize. Besides its great weather, there’s also lots to do and see in the country. You could spend one day snorkeling on the reef and the next day climbing to the top of an ancient Maya pyramid. And one of the best places to see Belize at its finest is Placencia.
The Placencia Peninsula is a 16-mile long stretch of golden sands on the southeastern coast of Belize. Measuring less than a mile wide, the Placencia Peninsula fronts a beautiful, mangrove-lined lagoon on the western side and the sapphire waters of the Caribbean to the east.
Exciting activities that you can enjoy in Placencia include the Sidewalk Arts Festival in February. Taking advantage of their Guinness Book of World Records small “main street”, actually a 4,000 foot-long pedestrian-only sidewalk, Placencia transforms its central thoroughfare into a gauntlet of food vendors, artisan booths, and booths selling handmade items.
Placencia is also the gateway to the southern Belize Barrier Reef, a vast collection of hundreds of islands and coral atolls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reef is an excellent place to enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing. And during the spring, visitors can also swim with migrating whale sharks, the largest non-mammalian species in the world’s oceans.
Placencia is also conveniently close to many other great attractions, including the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Refuge (home to some of Central America’s last surviving jaguars), ancient Maya cities, and the Garifuna communities of Hopkins Village and Dangriga Town.
Barefoot Rentals and Services offers a wide range of modern, well-maintained vehicles so that visitors can explore all the fun and excitement of Placencia and the region. With your own vehicle, it’s easy to see all the sights in the area without having to worry about timetables and other people’s schedules.