Winter in Belize – No Snow, No Problem!
Although winter might be the season for snow, scarves, and mittens in North America, “winter” means plenty of sunshine and balmy temperatures in Belize. Winter is the perfect time to visit this gem of a nation where more than a third of the land is set aside for protected parks and nature reserves. Winter is the ideal season to enjoy basking in the sun on a beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sampling delicious fresh-caught seafood.
One of the most interesting places to enjoy the beautiful splendor of Belize is the Placencia Peninsula. With more than 16 miles of golden sands fronting the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Placencia Peninsula is the ideal location to experience the best that Belize has to offer. Just a few miles offshore from Placencia is the Belize Barrier Reef, a thriving ecosphere home to an array of colorful marine flora and fauna. Likewise, many of the top attractions are also close by such as the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve and the pristine Monkey River.
Barefoot Rentals and Services, a locally-owned and operated company, offers a wide variety of rental vehicles for individuals wanting to explore Placencia, Hopkins, Dangriga, and the nearby area. Barefoot Rentals has scooters, SUVs, motorbikes, and even golf carts to give visitors freedom to explore the beauty of southern Belize at their own pace. The town of Dangriga and the village of Hopkins, located just a short distance from Placencia, are some of the best places to experience the music and unique culture of the Garifuna people.
Winter in Belize means you’ll never have to worry about snow, ice, or thick clothing. Instead, you can relax and unwind, basking in another glorious balmy day behind the wheel of a rented vehicle from Barefoot Rentals and Services. Barefoot also can arrange for tours, ground transfers, and booking accommodations at the finest hotels, lodges, and resorts in the Placencia area.
Barefoot can arrange for guided tours of some of the best sites in the country, including the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave. Used for more than a thousand years by Maya priests to perform human sacrifices, the ATM cave was abandoned and lost during the first centuries after the arrival of Europeans. Today, visitors can explore a site lost in time, marveling at the array of sacrificial knives, altars, and even human remains left behind by the ancient Maya priests.
Barefoot can also arrange for popular activities like zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding, and relaxing on an innertube while sailing down an underground river.