Belize

When to go to Belize

The best time to go to Belize

Being such a compact country, the conditions in Belize do not have marked regional differences, but there are a range of factors to consider when planning your trip. Generally enjoying a hot and humid climate year-round, the temperature rarely fluctuates more than 4°C at any time of the year and often exceeds 30°C, but there can be huge seasonal variations in rainfall which should be taken into consideration. 

Broadly speaking, there is a wet and dry season, the latter of which combines nicely with winter in the northern hemisphere to create a tempting winter holiday.

When to go

This is a guide for the country as a whole, indicating good times to plan a holiday, taking into account popular places to visit, wildlife encounters and overall weather. Please remember that where in the country will vary depending on month of travel.

When to go go Belize by season

December – May 

Belize’s drier season is unsurprisingly also its most popular, and December to January in particular can be exceptionally busy, with many accommodations requiring early booking. The shoulder months of November and May/June can still experience some tropical rains, but they are also excellent times to visit as the areas are less busy. The coolest months are usually between December and February. 

June - November 

This period is the rainy season and, whilst by no means certain, there are also threats of hurricanes hitting the area during this time, so we would advise on travelling during the drier months. Rainfall can vary according to where you are located, and the north experiences up to three times less than the south. September and October are the months that usually have the heaviest rainfall. 

The  best time for diving in Belize

As many visitors to Belize will also be looking to explore the fascinating marine life of the world’s second largest barrier reef system, visitors may also want to bear in mind that visibility is generally better between April and June, towards the end of the dry season and the beginning of the rainy season, so planning a visit during these months is recommended for dive enthusiasts. 

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