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National Geographic Recommends Visiting Belize This Winter


National Geographic Travel recently published their top nine recommended destinations for winter trips in 2018, which included Belize. Described as a diver's paradise, National Geographic mentioned both visiting the lush interior of the mainland as well as enjoying activities like snorkeling and diving on the vast offshore reef.

National Geographic made special mention of Belize's status as the only English-speaking nation in the area, a boon for travelers from the United States and Canada who don't speak Spanish. National Geographic also recommended visiting one of the country's many remote areas in order to "reconnect, relax, and enjoy the sunsets."

Other top destinations mentioned in the National Geographic article included touring ancient Maya ruins such as the Lamanai site in the north that contains the remains of colonial-era Spanish churches built on top of Maya temples and visiting farms in the south where traditional crops such as cacao (the main ingredient in chocolate) are grown.

Winter, as a season, does not exist in Belize. Instead of cold snow and ice, Belize enjoys delicious warmth and abundant sunshine throughout the winter months with daytime temperatures averaging around 84F (29C). This allows visitors to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities during the winter months, including diving and snorkeling on the reef, bird watching, hiking through national forests, horseback riding, zip lining, and enjoying a swim at the base of Central America's tallest waterfalls.

Other popular activities to enjoy in Belize during the winter include cave tubing, a uniquely Belizean activity involving floating down underground rivers aboard an inflatable inner tube or canoe, and touring animal sanctuaries to learn more about some of Belize's native wildlife such as black howler monkeys, giant iguanas, and jaguars.

Belize is a small country of less than 400,000 people and is situated just south of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. With more than 200 miles of coastline, hundreds of offshore islands, and an interior covered in lush rainforests and pristine jungles, Belize is often called "The Jewel." Belize can be reached in 2-5 hours flying time from major cities across Canada and the United States.

If you'd like to explore the natural beauty of Belize this winter, contact Adventures in Belize (AIB). AIB specializes in crafting Belize vacation packages and has decades of experience. AIB can help plan your itinerary, book accommodations at the country's finest resorts, lodges, and hotels, and arrange for guided tours to the most interesting destinations in Belize.