The Bucket List is changing that. Written by Larry Waight, a local who draws from three decades of experience, this guide book peels back the layers of Belize and reveals opportunities and destinations that go far deeper than what you’d ever find in Fodor’s or Lonely Planet. Forget the overcrowded tours and kitschy vacation districts. Waight will take you on a breakneck tour of the country’s hidden gems: filling you in on the secret stretches of beach that only the locals know, the unique cuisine that’s a part of native Belizeans’ daily lives, and the secret history that arose from thousands of years of intermingling cultures. If you want to spend all your time lounging on a resort beach, get in touch with a travel agent. If you want to see the Belize that only the locals know, you need to pick up The Ultimate Belize Bucket List.
And there’s no better time than now. While Belize enjoys pleasantly temperate weather all year long due to its close proximity to the Equator, the summer is an especially lovely time to visit. With the high season dying down, the locals revert back to their regular lives, and there are plenty of opportunities for visitors who don’t want to get lost in teeming crowds of foreigners. The reputation of the summer as Belize’s “rainy season” is somewhat overstated. Rain falls gently in the evenings and mornings, leaving the afternoons cool, refreshing, and wide open for exploring everything this tropical destination has to offer.
Belize may be the smallest country in Central America, but its heart is immeasurably large, but once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave. And with a handy copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List in your pocket, you’ll be able to travel for weeks or even months without running out of things to do.