Although the nights are beginning to grow chilly and the trees are beginning to drop their leaves across the United States and Canada during autumn, Belize is still enjoying long days of golden sunshine and deliciously warm temperatures, making fall the perfect time to visit this jewel of a country.

If you’re in the mood to spend autumn wearing a T-shirt and shorts, Belize is definitely the right place for you. Belize’s fabulous weather means that nighttime temperatures rarely drop below 75F (23 Celsius) and daytime highs average around 83F (28 Celsius). Whether you want to take a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean or hike through a vast national park on the mainland, the weather is always perfect in Belize during autumn.

And although Thanksgiving is not a national holiday in Belize, many people from across North America enjoy celebrating it in Belize, the only country in Central America where English is the official language. All of the traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, gravy, vegetables, potatoes, and corn are indigenous to Belize, meaning you can still enjoy a great meal while on vacation here. And thanks to satellite TV beamed in from the United States, you can also watch the big game if that’s your thing!

After the big meal, you can work off the calories by taking a leisurely stroll through nature, perhaps spotting one of the more than 500 species of birds that have been recorded in Belize. As the least-populated country in Central America, Belize is a natural wonderland, home to exotic animals like tapirs, monkeys, crocodiles, armadillos, and jaguars. More than a third of the country is set aside as a protected animal sanctuary, national park, or wilderness refuge, giving visitors plenty of options when it comes to exploring nature at its finest.

Other exciting activities in Belize include horseback riding, rappelling, sailing along a zip line through the jungle canopy, cave tubing (floating down subterranean rivers aboard an inner tube), or exploring mysterious ancient Maya pyramids at sites like Xunantunich or braving the inky depths of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave where priests once performed human sacrifices.

Black Orchid is the perfect jungle resort to stay at if you’re visiting Belize in autumn or for Thanksgiving. Located just 30 minutes away from the international airport in Belize City, Black Orchid is now offering special deals for visitors coming to Belize this fall.