Okay, so you pack up for your fabulous vacation in paradise, swimsuit- check! Sunblock-check! Daydreaming of warm afternoons spent lounging by your resort pool or on the beach; only to your surprise, when you finally do arrive, it’s raining! That splendid Belizean sunshine you’ve been anticipating, well, it’s lost in the clouds for a bit!

It’s the tropics, so chances are it very well may happen. So what do you do then, when your snorkeling trip of the day has been cancelled and cozying up in your hotel room all day just isn’t for you?

Rainy Day in San Pedro-1

Well, we got you covered!  Here’s a list of five things you can do to still enjoy your time in paradise (until those rays of sunshine come peeking through those clouds- probably within the hour to be honest).

 

  1. Coffee at Rum and Bean:

A short taxi ride or a quick golf cart drive (if you don’t mind getting a few drops of rain on you) will have you there within a few minutes. Enjoy a warm cup of joe, or variations of delicious frozen coffee blends while you read one of the many books in this cozy little get-away.

 

  1. A day of Yoga at Ak’bol

Just a few miles north of San Pedro Town lies Ak’bol Yoga Retreat. Call to reserve your day of relaxation and meditation in this rain forest environment, all to the sounds of those trickling raindrops. Namaste!

Ak'bol

 

 

  1. Visit the House of Culture

Giving you the feel of a small local museum, the National Institute of Culture and History(NICH) House of Culture is the perfect place to visit if you’re interested in familiarizing yourself with a little island history. Check out the various exhibits on display.

SPHC House of Culture-1

 

  1. Be a Chef for a Day

Take advantage of the fresh local produce available at the different vendor stalls around town. Get your fare share of fresh veggies and fruit, local fisherman catches of the day and maybe a bottle of wine? Before you know it you’ve prepared yourself a yummy meal of beautifully grilled fish, with that yummy mango salsa you’ve been dying to try out! And if all else fails, thank God for room service, right!

Fish For Sunday-5

  1. Paint and Splash with Melody Wolfe

Local artist and gallery owner Melody Wolfe, hosts really fun Splash and Paint parties. Have a drink and enjoy playing Picasso for a day while you work on fun pieces guided by Melody’s expertise. Trust me, you’ll have fun doing this one!   She often schedules Thursday painting fun at Crazy Canuck’s, but you can drop by her new location on Pescador Drive, right next to The Phoenix Resort.

 

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About the Author: Tamara Sniffin

I’m a sucker for a fuzzy face, a feathered face, a face with fins or even one with scales! I am in love with the creatures and the flora that are synonymous with Belize and every opportunity I have to learn more about them and explore their wild habitats I am there! I’m the happiest when I’m snorkeling the reef and swimming with turtles, however my passion is not just limited to critters! Laced throughout this compact jungle gem of a country live the Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Spanish people, and experiencing each culture, especially their celebrations is one of my favorite pastimes.

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