This year, Belize turns the big 30! And you have time to get down here. Why?
1. Cheap Airfare and hotels. In September, when Americans/Canadians/Gringos are back to school and back to work, airfare to the Caribbean in general is at its cheapest. Send an email to your hotel…I am sure they can give you a discount.
2. EVERYONE in Belize has the day off and is ready to party. Banks are closed, government offices…it’s a big day. The Belikins open at about 7am.
3. THE JUMP UP PARADE! I’ve talked about this before. It is fantastic. San Pedro at it’s very best. Schools, dance groups, bands, DJs, tour companies, the local lumber yard, the police, the firemen, anyone with a golf cart or bike, bars, everyone has huge floats, elaborate costumes and lots of drunken dancing. You need to be part of this. Here are some of my pictures over the years.
A guy ROASTING in a giant felt lumber costume. And still dancing.
4. There are so few tourists and you truely get to feel Belizean. Everyone down here is in the proudest, most loving mood…the parade will bring tears to your eyes. (But small town parades in the US do the same to me. I’m a total patriotism sucker).
5. The September 20th HUGE midnight fireworks display over the water and all night block party
So…what is your excuse? I can’t say enough good things. Get on-line now and book your long weekend!
Start memorizing the Belizean Anthem. www.belizephonecard.com/Belize/belizeanthem.htm will provide you with the music and lyrics. START SINGING!