February is for lovers and it’s also for lovers of great vacations. Belize is a great choice if you’re looking to escape the winter chill and enjoy some sun, sand, and fun. Below are five great reasons to visit Belize in February:
1. Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival
This spirited, lively festival brings together all the best of Belize culture. Artists, musicians and chefs from all over the country gather to show off their handmade artwork, jewelry, fabrics, pottery and more. Enjoy live music, dancing and the best street food you ever tasted. This year, the event is being held on February 9th and 10th in Placencia Village.
2. Maya Mysteries
Belize is home to some of the most impressive and best-known Maya temples and pyramids. This ancient, advanced civilization left behind impressive sites that are still standing thousands of years later. You can drive to Xunantunich or Cahal Pech and make a day out of exploring the ancient empire that once ruled this region. You can also visit Caracol, another popular Maya City located in Cayo.
3. The Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is noteworthy for being one of the first and only zoos that was founded to rescue animals. The animals here were all orphaned, rehabilitated, rescued from other zoos or saved from entertainment attractions. The zoo is a 29-acre wildlife sanctuary that is home to over 175 native species including toucans, jaguars, mountain lions, crocodiles, spider monkeys, kinkajoos and more. It is also the first wheelchair-accessible nature reserve in Belize.
4. Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
This huge preserve just outside of San Ignacio lets you experience all the wild beauty of Belize. You can walk or hike along old logging trails, explore limestone caves and untouched rainforest, swim in clear blue lakes and streams, bird-watch or spot wildlife. The Maya ruins of Caracol are just a short drive away.
5. Cave Tubing
There’s nothing like cave tubing in Belize. If you like river adventures, this is one that the whole family can enjoy. Your trip takes you down a sparkling river through the untouched rainforest. Be on the lookout for monkeys, tropical birds, tapirs and big cats. You’ll go through a series of caves that were used as burial sites by the ancient Maya. This is a ride that you will never forget.
Driving in Belize is Fun and Easy
February is a great time to visit Belize. It’s also a great time to get a car rental from Tour Belize Auto Rental, where you’ll find the best rates and the best selection. Driving in Belize gives you the freedom to go wherever you want on your own schedule. It’s fun and easy driving here, so give Tour Belize Auto Rental a call and get ready to roll.