Best time to go to Belize for a perfect weather and 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.
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 Belize, the weather is good everywhere in March and April
- The best months to go to Belmopan are March, April, May and July
- 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, September and October
- The cities with the best climate are Corozal, Hopkins, Lamanai, Orange Walk, Ambergris Caye, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Gales Point, San Pedro, Santa Rita and Sarteneja, with good weather at least 10 months a year
- The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Belize City
Annual weather in Belize
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|
|January||65°F to 83°F||good weather*|
|February||65°F to 86°F||good weather*|
|March||67°F to 88°F||good weather|
|April||70°F to 94°F||good weather|
|May||74°F to 94°F||good weather*|
|June||74°F to 90°F||tolerable weather|
|July||74°F to 92°F||tolerable weather*|
|August||72°F to 92°F||tolerable weather*|
|September||72°F to 90°F||tolerable weather*|
|October||68°F to 88°F||tolerable weather*|
|November||67°F to 85°F||tolerable weather*|
|December||65°F to 83°F||good weather*|
Best time to travel to Belize by cities
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'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, Punta Gorda, Corozal and Hopkins, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Belize
Find out when Belize has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Belize
The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Belize is high in: December.
- Very low season in Belize: May, June, September and October.
- Low season in Belize: January, February, March, April, July, August and November.
- Peak season in Belize: December.
Figure: Visitor index for Belize month by month
Average price for flights to Belize
A return flight between New York City and Belize City is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 677 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 300 more for your airline ticket to Belize City if you go in december.
Where to go in Belize?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
|Monkey River Town||81°F||83°F||85°F||90°F||90°F||88°F||88°F||90°F||88°F||88°F||83°F||83°F|
|Rio Blanco National Park||81°F||83°F||85°F||90°F||90°F||88°F||88°F||90°F||88°F||88°F||83°F||83°F|
|Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary||81°F||83°F||86°F||92°F||92°F||88°F||88°F||90°F||88°F||86°F||83°F||81°F|
|Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary||81°F||83°F||85°F||88°F||88°F||86°F||86°F||88°F||88°F||86°F||83°F||83°F|
very bad weather
very bad weather
What can I do in Belize?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping