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When is the best time to visit Belize?

The best time to visit Belize is during the dry season, which is between January and May. Visitors can expect predominantly warm, sunny days in the Cayo District and on the Cayes. The Toledo District and Placencia enjoy a more tropical climate where you can expect rain at any time of year, but this is what gives these regions their lush beauty.

The wet season runs from June to December, but travel is still possible until early August, with rain mostly falling in the afternoon. As the season progresses, travel becomes challenging and there is a low risk of hurricanes.

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I think February is one of the best times to visit Belize. In between the exceptionally busy periods of January and Easter you can enjoy some of the county’s finest weather, but with more choice of hotels and lower airfares. Whether you wish to explore jungles, caves, ruins or beaches, February is a fantastic time to experience them all.

Nik, Latin America Specialist

Belize Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
The Atolls 27°C 113mm 28°C 69mm 29°C 47mm 30°C 35mm 31°C 82mm 31°C 172mm 30°C 174mm 30°C 142mm 31°C 182mm 30°C 247mm 28°C 190mm 27°C 165mm
The Cayes 29°C 109mm 29°C 47mm 30°C 30mm 31°C 32mm 32°C 91mm 31°C 154mm 32°C 108mm 32°C 99mm 32°C 194mm 31°C 199mm 30°C 163mm 29°C 115mm
Cayo District & Caracol 27°C 96mm 28°C 47mm 28°C 59mm 31°C 43mm 31°C 77mm 31°C 192mm 29°C 176mm 30°C 124mm 30°C 183mm 29°C 191mm 28°C 163mm 28°C 123mm
Coastal Mainland 27°C 142mm 28°C 72mm 30°C 59mm 31°C 49mm 32°C 111mm 31°C 284mm 31°C 308mm 31°C 290mm 31°C 320mm 30°C 302mm 28°C 217mm 28°C 180mm
Toledo District 26°C 153mm 28°C 80mm 28°C 79mm 30°C 70mm 30°C 166mm 30°C 416mm 29°C 600mm 30°C 464mm 30°C 389mm 29°C 275mm 27°C 202mm 27°C 140mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Visiting Belize in November - December

The heaviest rains begin to ease and humidity is decreasing. By December, visitors are returning to Belize in great numbers, with beach hotels for Christmas and New Year becoming fully booked many months in advance.

Events & Festivals

  • Garifuna Settlement Day (19th November): Brings traditional dancing, drumming and celebrations to the whole country, but most notably to Punta Gorda, Dangriga and Hopkins.

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