Journalists at Slate.com felt less than enthusiastic about the month of August when they wrote “August: Let’s Get Rid of It,” a post that wound up in the publication’s archives! Citing reasons to remove August from calendars, editors agreed that August stands out for one major reason: It’s the only month that has no holiday on the books, so it’s up to travelers to make good use of August.
Follow their suggestion by visiting Belize, the exotic destination that’s just a few hours from southern U.S. ports but a million miles away from the ordinary. Everyone speaks English so travelers don’t have to bother learning a second language.
August is an ideal month to visit Belize for myriad reasons, one of which is particularly compelling: While everyone you know is sweltering in the late-summer heat expected to be especially brutal this year, you will be enjoying balmy ocean breezes and attractions that make Belize the ideal place to go before September arrives!
Belize in August is idyllic, as are the nation’s top attractions
Overnight and brief morning showers make a great excuse to sleep in before you head out to see the best Belize has to offer in temperatures that are surprisingly comfortable given the nation’s proximity to the Equator. Anticipate daytime highs of around 89 degrees F that drop at night to around 78 degrees F.
Offshore breezes are prevalent and since there are few visitors and comfortable temperatures this month, you can treat yourself to the nation’s top attractions without having to deal with queues and crowds, all of which are open throughout August:
- Stay cool within the confines of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave. Swim in the spring-fed pool to reach the epicenter of this former ritual site used by Maya priests for sacrificial ceremonies 1,000+ years ago.
- Snorkel and dive at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve where sea turtles, anemones, rays, sharks, and hundreds of fish species will be as curious about you as you are about them.
- See Xunantunich, Belize’s largest and most impressive Maya site. A great ruler is buried beneath the main temple which is just part of this sprawling attraction.
- Visit the #1 Activity in San Ignacio, the Green Iguana Conservation Project. It’s informative, fascinating, and fun.
Where you stay makes all of the difference
If you’d like to see for yourself what the Green Iguana Conservation Project is all about, double down on efficiency by staying at the boutique hotel that houses this amazing attraction: The San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
This family-owned boutique property is centrally located on a 17-acre private estate so when guests aren’t touring, there’s plenty to do at the resort, including enjoying proximity to San Ignacio Town where shops, gourmet restaurants, and cultural experiences delight tourists day and night.
Known for outstanding personal service, The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is an elegant 27-room property that hosts the hotel’s award-winning Running W Restaurant where delicious meals include meats raised at the family’s ranch outside of town.
More than a hotel resort
Additionally, the onsite Cayo Gial tour company is your access to the attractions listed above, so you don’t have to leave the premises to book your excursions. Further, indulge yourself by ordering in-room wellness treatments or frequenting the outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Onsite tours are unique to the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, too.
Choose one of the Belize vacation packages and decision-making during your stay is eliminated since everything is included. Pick the one that best suits your budget and needs and before you know it, you’ll find plenty of ways to be thrilled and grateful that August happens to be on your calendar!