Given an increase in the Delta Covid variant within the U.S., North Americans are abandoning plans to vacation at traditional locations where fall leaf color changes usually draw crowds, Instead, they’re coming to safer destinations like Placencia Belize where hiking, scuba diving, swimming and sunshine offers a safer alternative autumn winds and darker, shorter days.
A different kind of hiking experience
Fall on the Placencia peninsula is a dream come true, and even though this 16-mile-long peninsula is primarily a beach-focused finger of land, that doesn’t mean hikers don’t find bliss by spending time at places like Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve where hiking trails are amazing.
There are many trails from which to choose – some are “intense and long” say visitors who thrive on hiking – but if the urge to rent an inner tube and life vest to float down a tranquil river for an easier “hike” strikes – you can do that too. One scenic trail takes visitors to a spectacular waterfall where a pool invites tired, sweaty hikers to jump in and luxuriate in the cool waters. Sound idyllic? It is.
Stay where you play
Access to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, the only protected jaguar sanctuary on the planet, is fast and easy if you choose a resort close enough to the preserve to avoid spending half of your vacation getting to and from activities. At the Mariposa Beach Resort, hikers are guaranteed a fabulous tropical experience since winter crowds have yet to arrive, so the resort’s friendly staff has all the time in the world to bestow extra attention on each guest.
A small resort with a huge commitment to Covid-mandated cleaning protocols, guests choose from beach view suites, private tree houses or the luxe executive penthouse suite overlooking the ocean. Each is beautifully furnished and appointed. For a taste of the resort’s lush accommodations, browse this page and expect to be enchanted. And nobody goes hungry at this fabulous resort where culinary magic makes the property’s thatch-roofed restaurant and Breezeway Pool Bar a diner’s delight.
Stay safe and spend less
At Mariposa Beach Resort, guests design their own holidays down to the smallest detail. Whether you need transport to Cockscomb for nonstop hiking, you want to see more of Belize’s amazing sites on small-group tours that allow time for answers to your questions from knowledgeable guides or you seek the simplest way to relax and regenerate enjoying onsite amenities, choose a Belize vacation package that covers all aspects of your stay and discover what it means to have an effortless sojourn.
Peruse the resort’s tour and activities menu for ideas that transcend hiking and offer you a taste of Belize’s natural wonders, aquatic adventures and remarkable Maya ruins and where beaches are simply divine. Watch leaves fall from trees in North America? Rethink that if you’d like to have a better experience that could cost you less than those pricey leaf-watching tours and offer you twice as much fun, not to mention less risk of Covid!