Belize – Best destination in the Caribbean for Easter sun
Easter is quickly approaching (Easter Sunday is April 1 in 2018) so now is the right time to book a fun vacation in Easter. Whether you're a family looking to reconnect and enjoy some fresh air, honeymooners wanting a romantic getaway, or adventure travelers looking for fun in the sun, there's something for everyone in Belize for Easter.
Belize is a hot destination for North American travelers and airlines like Southwest, American, Delta, United, Air Canada and WestJet make it easier and more affordable than ever to get to Belize in just a few hours. Belize's unique climate means that Easter will fall during the period of "Iguana Rains" this year, a brief season of refreshing early morning rain showers and abundant sunshine with highs around 85F (29C) and lows around 76F (24C).
Easter is the only four-day holiday on the calendar in Belize, making it the perfect time to tour the country and soak in some local color.
The morning is a time for somber reflection and religious observance. No alcohol sales are permitted before 6:00 PM but watching traditional Catholic processions is a great introduction to Belizean culture.
Since 1928, the day before Easter has been the occasion of the country's biggest sporting event, the Holy Saturday Cycling Classic. This grueling race sees cyclists competing to be the first to complete the 140-mile loop from Belize City in the east to San Ignacio in the west and back. Cheering on the racers is a lot of fun and there are fairs and dances throughout the country once the winners have been declared.
Morning is the time for religious services but the afternoons are when families get together and enjoy big meals and picnics. It's also a great time to attend local fairs, enjoy the blooming flowers, or head out to the reef to do some diving and snorkeling.
The last day of the holiday is the perfect time to take a swim on the beach, hike through the jungle, tour an ancient Maya site, or simply relax and unwind in nature before heading back to school or work.
Caves Branch Lodge
Founded more than 20 years ago, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is located in a pristine section of jungle near the Belizean capital of Belmopan. Featuring five-star luxury tree houses and comfortable Jungle accommodations, Caves Branch Lodge is the perfect base of operations for enjoying an active adventure filled vacation in Belize.
Guests of the Caves Branch Lodge can partake in a full range of day time adventures and even night-time explorations of the jungle. Zip lining trips, Repeling, horseback riding, and cave tubing (riding an inner tube through a series of caves on a subterranean river) are among the fun activities you can find at the lodge. You can also-simply relax and wander through botanical gardens filled with exotic flora like native epiphytes and orchids or indulge your taste buds with a sampling of the 12 different artisan cheeses available on a Cheese Tasting experience.
Caves Branch offers a number of jungle and reef vacation packages so that visitors can enjoy the best of the mainland and the offshore islands. Caves Branch is a great place to stay and enjoy all of the Easter festivities as part of a truly unforgettable Belize vacation.
For those looking for a true Belize adventure this Easter, look no further than the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge.