Temperature in San Pedro Belize
(and yes…this is me…about 15lbs thinner prancing at Xunantunich…my fave. Yup…apparently I am a prancer.)
HIGH SEASON: High season in Belize does not mean crowds. If you are picturing Cancun in all of its frenzy, you are picturing TOTALLY wrong. In Belize, it just means that lots of things are going on. Bars and restaurants are in full swing. Bands, karaoke, drumming events, festivals, Mayan buffets, casinos, people just lounging on tubes…there is something to do each day or night of the week (if that’s your thing). Or if daytime adventures are more your bag…
TRIPS EVERY DAY: If you have visited in the summer, you know the drill on excursions. Most, like trips to the Blue Hole or zip lining on the mainland, only go if they have enough people to fill the boat. Economically, it just doesn’t make sense to leave half full. So you could be waiting a few days to take that sail to Caye Caulker or do that special dive at Turneffe. But in January, it’s much easier to plan your schedule. Trips are going out pretty much every day. It’s a relatively full house.
Speaking of trips, ask your dive company about spearing some lion fish. Might be pretty cool. And they are the only marine life that you can (and should) spear while scuba diving. They are mean little buggers. We need your help!
THE AIRFARE: Cheap airfare is generally a reason that people visit in the summer (prices dip down as low as you are going to see them during the “low” season) but this year seems to be different. Continental, in particular, has been doing some really cheap flights. So while it isn’t ALWAYS the case, take a look. You might get lucky.
THE COOL BIRDS: They are still here. Wintering (both on the coast and on the mainland) from up north. Every morning, there is some absurdly large white egret standing in my yard giving me the skunk eye. A short walk on the beach in the morning and you’ll see a bunch of different kinds.
Here is my buddy. And I’m sure (Royal Palm Patrol) that he is doing no dumping.
LOBSTER: It’s your last full month to stuff yourself with local lobster, the season closes from February 15th to June 15th to give those little buggers a break. There is some FANTASTIC lobster around…try the fritters at Red Ginger Really…you’ll swoon.