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There are plenty of reasons why Belize is becoming one of the hottest destinations for gay travelers. If you’re looking to get away from the cold, you’d be hard pressed to find a more pleasant destination. Here are some of the best reasons to book your flight for January.

It’s in the Middle of the Dry Season

Americans think of seasons in term of Winter and Summer, but in Belize, it’s all about the green and dry seasons. The country offers pleasantly warm weather all year long, but coming at the wrong time of year means potentially getting cooped up in your hotel while heavy rains roar around you. The dry season runs from November to April, so January will put you square in the middle of some of the country’s most pleasant weather.

It’s Also Tourist Season

While you may think you want to get away from it all, chances are you’ll want some opportunities to mix and mingle. January is right in the midst of tourist season, and that means plenty of opportunities to meet new friends or spark a romance. It also means that you won’t have to worry about tourist attractions like the sacred caves and Maya ruins being closed because of heavy rains. But don’t worry. Belize is one of the most underpopulated countries in the region, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a remote spot to sneak away if you’re so inclined.

Ideal Diving Opportunities

One of the best reasons to visit Belize is to check out the local barrier reef, and the pleasant weather of January makes it one of the best times to go out snorkeling or scuba diving. The Great Blue Hole is a site that shouldn’t be missed, and setting out in the middle of January greatly increases your odds of experiencing smooth waters and clear skies.

Affordable Opportunities

January may be the middle of the high season for Belize, but that doesn’t mean it’s expensive. Hotels around this time of year tend to be moderately priced, and the fact that more resorts and attractions are open mean that you won’t have to scrounge around to find a place to stay. Booking your flight is equally as enticing, since airfare prices tend to hover around their lowest points around this time of year.

Delicious Food

Winter dining may bring to mind hearty soups and heavy comfort dishes, but you won’t be similarly restrained in Belize. The rich blend of cultures here means that visitors can try everything from fresh seafood to authentic Mexican meals to rich and savory Caribbean fare. If winter leaves your tastebuds feeling cold, a January trip to Belize can give them the succor they deserve.

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