Terrible thing to see on your beach vacation, courtesy of google.
It is a huge disappointment to come here and have it rain for many days in a row, but this doesn’t necessarily happen at any certain point of the year. With the constantly changing El Nino, it can be impossible to predict weather patterns and changes for people trying to find the best time to come. Basically, your chances of coming and having your trip ruined by rain are SMALL, statistically, but if it does happen, the best advice is make the best of it. :-/ (no one likes hearing that, including me!) BUT, here are some rainy day activities that have proved fun for people:
-Plan your inland excursions–spend more time than you thought at excursions you might not do if it were great weather (ATM Cave tour, Cave tubing, Xunantunich, Ian Anderson’s, the zoo). You might get cheated by not doing Monkey River, Cockscomb, or snorkeling, but the excursions are still totally awesome, just not the local ones (and you have an excuse to come back!). Also, the local excursions will still go out, just bring shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and a poncho (yeah look like a tourist!!) and you can still have a great time.
-There are still plenty of restaurants you can enjoy indoors–Dolce Vita, Mojo’s, Wendy’s, Robert’s Grove, etc are great places where you will stay dry.
-There is a new indoor “mall” going in, in the heart of the village. While there is no definite establishments announced yet, word is that there will be plenty of indoor shopping, a gym, and movies to do some indoor fun. You can also go bowling indoors at Jaguar Lanes!
-Make sure you book where you have wifi/cable/books/games, (ahem, we have all these, just sayin’!) so you can enjoy some lazy days inside! These are underrated in my opinion 🙂
This takes care of several days here, and you could still say you had an awesome trip!!
BUT let’s forget about rain…it has been great weather here, and we have been putting up a lot of cheerful beach art, which is always fun to look at when you are getting excited about your trip!