Belize is just below the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and shares the same long Caribbean coral reef. Once you get down to this point though, the water temperature doesn’t change much throughout the year and the “winter” here is quite pleasant: sunny and dry, without as much humidity as you get in the rainy season.
You’ll have a few more options for getting to Belize from the USA this year.
International Flights Into Belize
Flying to Belize gets a little easier this winter season. First up, Sun Country Airlines will be flying direct from frigid Minneapolis to Belize City starting December 22. You’ll have to take a real vacation though: the flights are once a week on Saturday.
Aeromexico also added two new flights from Mexico City. Since Mexico City is one of the cheapest places to fly to from various airports in North America, check your options from where you live. It could be cheaper to use that as a hub to get to Belize than to use a U.S. carrier (and with a more generous luggage allowance).
Westjet is flying from Toronto and Calgary, Air Canada from Toronto.
Southwest has direct nonstop flights to Belize from Houston, Denver and Fort Lauderdale. Sign up for their credit card and you will get 40,000 rewards points after spending $1K. That may be enough points to get you to Belize for free!
And yes you can fly to Belize on Delta, United, and American—the latter serving a London to Belize route via Miami.
You can also do a combo trip from a nearby country: Tropic Air has flights from Cancun and Roatan.
If you want to get down to the best mainland beach area in the country, in Placencia, that’s getting easier as well. Tropic Air announced recently that it will now offer a direct flight between the jungle area of San Ignacio and Placencia, as well as adding more flights from Belize City to there: up to 14 a day on weekends. So between them and Maya Island Air, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting to Placencia no matter when your international flight lands.
January through April Vacations in Placencia
Besides lounging on the beach and nearby adventure activities, you will find special events going on in the beach town of Belize in the prime vacation months. Here are a few things you can plan around.
February: The Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival is the fastest growing event in the Southern (Stann Creek) Region. Visual and performing artists from across Belize showcase their best along the village’s historic sidewalk. You can shop for Belizean art and explore the local music scene. February 9 & 10.
March: Taste of the Peninsula – You will be able to sample a wide range of cuisine contributed by participating Peninsula restaurants and home cooks, then dance the night away to live music and participate in fun raffles. Also, March 9 is National Heroes and Benefactors day in honor of Baron Bliss, a national holiday and an excuse for parties.
April: Up the coast in Hopkins there’s a Paranda Music Festival on April 1. Easter in Belize is Sunday, April 21 in 2019, with plenty of local activities that weekend. Spring Break Parties will be going on throughout the Peninsula and Village. Here’s why you should spend spring break in Placencia Village, Belize.
The closest luxury resort to the downtown action is beachfront Chabil Mar Villas Resort. See a video tour here of their vacation experience offerings. Think you might want to find a more permanent place in the sun where you can visit for longer? Check out our property round-up: Luxury Real Estate in Placencia.