Belize: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Get the most favorable time to go to Belize from seasonal averages in many locations like Punta Gorda or Long Cay, on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Belize?

The best time to travel to Belize, to spend holidays in the sun and enjoy the pleasant warmth is the dry season, which ranges from mid-December to April. The highest peak of tourists is however observed between the months of February and April. In addition to the superb weather conditions that greatly encourages attendance at the beach, festivals and other events like the carnival that precedes Lent and Holy Week just before Easter also attract crowds of visitors. Hotel rates soar up about 30%. If you desire to visit Belize during this period of time, consider making your reservations for accommodation well in advance. Cities and resorts are quiet during the low season from May to November. The rains are abundant in amount and time, unsuitable for relaxing. On the contrary, during this period, those who are passionate about ecotourism can enjoy other activities such as the observation of animals. In August, the Costa Maya Festival takes place which celebrates the Mayan culture in San Pedro: an opportunity to discover this ancient and unique culture.

So, when is the best time to go to Belize? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In April, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Belize
  • The best months to go to Belmopan are March and April
  • On average, the warmest months in Belmopan are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, July, August and September
  • Corozal is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Caye Caulker

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Belize for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
bad to good* Belize in january
tolerable to good* Belize in february
tolerable to good* Belize in march
good Belize in april
tolerable to good* Belize in may
tolerable Belize in june
tolerable to good* Belize in july
tolerable to good* Belize in august
tolerable Belize in september
tolerable to good* Belize in october
tolerable to good* Belize in november
bad to good* Belize in december

When to go to Belize by city

Belmopan

Best time to go to Belmopan

The best months to go to Belmopan are march and april.

Belize City

Best time to go to Belize City

The best months to go to Belize City are february, march, april and may.

Caye Caulker

Best time to go to Caye Caulker

The best months to go to Caye Caulker are february, march, april and may.

Corozal

Best time to go to Corozal

The best months to go to Corozal are january, february, march, april, may, july, august, october and november.

Dangriga

Best time to go to Dangriga

The best months to go to Dangriga are february, march, april and may.



Climate and Weather in Belize

Belize is a small country located on the east coast of Central America. It shares a land border with Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west, but also a maritime border with Honduras and the towns of Punta Gorda and Puerto Cortés are practically directly in front.

Belize : Belize: Goff's Cay

Belize's climate is tropical and therefore has only two seasons, a rainy season and a dry season. The temperature differences are rather weak during the year and the rains are generally higher in the south (between Belmopan and Aguacate) than in the north (between Corozal and Belize City).

Belize's weather is hot and humid during the rainy season, which occurs between the months of May and January. The temperatures are very hot and there exists a very heavy rainfall from May to September. The rest of the season, which is less rainy is also accompanied by warm temperatures. Note that July is the wettest month, a period that should generally be avoided for a vacation in Belize.

Belize's climate is warmer during the dry season which runs between February and April. Precipitation is moderate at this time and temperatures appear beautiful and warm. March is the driest month of the year. April is very hot, but rainfall happens to also be very present. In the end, it seems that the month of March is the most conducive for the exploration of this country.


Temperatures and rainfall in Belize

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Belize and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Belmopan, Belize City, Caye Caulker, Corozal and Dangriga, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Belize

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cities in Belize

About Belize

What can I do in Belize?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife


Is this weather information for Belize reliable?

Climate data for Belize has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Belize allows us to determine the average for each month in Belmopan, Belize City, Caye Caulker, Corozal, Dangriga, Long Cay, Placencia, Punta Gorda, and 2 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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