When is the Best Time to Visit Belize?
Updated: Jun 1, 2022
Despite its status as nature's best-kept secret, Belize attracts a sizable number of people for "secrecy." With lush virgin forests and soft white sand beaches, it's no wonder why. Despite the many explorers that journeyed here, many individuals still inquire: when is the absolute finest time to visit Belize?
Any local will eagerly confirm that it's always a wonderful opportunity to go on a holiday, and this is true. However, there is a good time (which is really always) and the ideal moment for you to visit Belize based on your preferences.
Here are the best times and why to visit our piece of Caribbean paradise, according to experts.
Peak Tourist Season
The peak tourist season in Belize is from December to April. This period coincides with the country's dry season, which is when the weather is at its best in Belize. This moment in time is also when North America's harsh winter months begin, which means a lot of Americans, Canadians, and Europeans flock to Belize to escape the cold.
Belize's low tourist season occurs during the rainy season, which lasts from May to November. Many people go to Belize at this time of year in order to benefit from decreased costs. To compensate for the drop in tourist arrivals, many travel and tourism businesses reduce their room and tour pricing by 30 to 50 percent.
The Difference Between the Dry and Rainy Seasons in Belize
It's important to know what the weather in Belize will be like while you're there since it may make or ruin your trip. In Belize, there are two seasons: the "dry season" and the "rainy season." There are several benefits and drawbacks to each.
The rainy season in Belize is from December to April, and it's more or less the nation's winter minus the snow and bitter cold of the north. The temperature drops slightly during the months of December, January, and February, resulting in cooler windy days with lots of sunshine. In the spring, days are generally warmer, and there are almost no clouds. The wonderful weather enables for a wide range of interesting activities such as surfing and jungle trips.
The rainy season in Belize runs parallel to the tourist season, which is from May to November, although it's usually most wet in September and October. When you visit Belize during this period, your sunny days may unexpectedly become wet days. However, there is a tropical storm in the tropics, and rain showers are generally only one or two hours long. Also, keep in mind that Belize's hurricane season runs from June through November, when potential hurricanes may render your holiday itinerary unusable; therefore we recommend you purchase travel insurance!
Holidays in Belize
Belizeans enjoy a good celebration, and traveling around during the holidays is an exciting way to learn about Belizean cuisine and music.
Here are some of Belize's more unusual attractions that encourage visitors to come here and explore.
Christmas/Holiday Season: Warm beach weather, shiny Santas, and twinkling lights blankets a burlapped Christmas tree. While spending time with family at home might frustrating, dealing with holiday traffic and shopping, as well as planning parties... I adore the atmosphere of the holidays in Belize.
Carnaval on Ambergris Caye: Carnaval is a celebration unique to San Pedro, which begins the Lenten season with a big party. It's known as Carnaval and entails cross-dressing, street dancing, paint fights, and... It's an intriguing time in San Pedro. Fat Tuesday is March 1, 2022, which is the major day. However, the days leading up to it, Saturday through Monday are also a celebration in town.
Lobster Festival(s): The Belize summer season officially begins on July 1, with the arrival of the first lobsters. The season in Placencia, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye starts on a grand scale on July 1st. The annual block party on Ambergris Caye usually takes place during the second weekend of July, but in 2022 it will be held on Saturday, July 9th.
When Should You Visit Belize?
Belize has two distinct seasons, but the country isn't static for six months at a time. The dual seasons of Belize may be divided into smaller segments that offer their own benefits and drawbacks. The truth is, at any time of the year the sun is shining, the music is playing, and the drinks are flowing! Come on out and have a good time at our Belize beach hotel!