Best Time to Visit Belize

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Patricia Schultz
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31.08.2022 17:17
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If Belize is on your list of potential vacation destinations, you’re likely wondering what is the best time to visit Belize. A lot of factors can impact the best times to go to a certain place, including temperature, precipitation, and hotel/travel prices. Generally, the most popular time to visit Belize is between late November and mid-April, so in this article we’ll explain exactly why that is. The temperature, hurricane risk, precipitation, and tourist volume in Belize all affect the best time to visit.

Best Hotels & Resorts

Best hotel
Belize
Coco Plum Island Resort
5
Bar/lounge
Boat trip
Swimming pool with beautiful views
$729.00
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Cayo Espanto
Cayo Espanto
5
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Concierge
$1,925.00
Price per night from
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Dangriga
Thatch Caye
4
Airport transfer
Free WiFi
Non-smoking
$1,113.00
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Belize
St. George’s Caye Resort
3
Airport transfer
Pool
Air conditioning
$328.00
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Belize
Tobacco Caye Paradise Resort
4
Snorkeling
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
$90.00
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Belize beautiful island at the best time to visit.

Weather in Belize

As a tropical country, Belize has warm temperatures year-round, with the weather split between a wet season and a dry season. The location of Belize also makes it susceptible to hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season, which is between the beginning of June and the end of November. Hurricanes are the most likely to occur in Belize between August and October. Based on hurricane risk, therefore, the best time to visit Belize would be between December and May. However, hurricane season isn’t the only factor to consider about Belize, and there are other aspects to the tropical destination’s varied weather.

Average Temperature

+26°C
mean annual
temperature
jan
24С°
feb
24С°
mar
25С°
apr
26С°
may
28С°
jun
28С°
jul
27С°
aug
28С°
sep
28С°
oct
27С°
nov
25С°
dec
24С°
temperature

It doesn’t really get cold in Belize, even in the winter. That said, the temperature does rise and fall somewhat with the seasons. It is hottest from March to October when the highs are in the high eighties and the lows are in the seventies. From November to February, the highs are in the low eighties and the lows are in the sixties. Most people prefer to visit Belize during these cooler months, to avoid the extreme heat of the middle of the year. This is part of why the best and most popular time to go to Belize is between November and April.

Top view Belize barrier reef at the best time of year.

Average Precipitation

october
the most
precipitation
jan
140mm
feb
65mm
mar
40mm
apr
60mm
may
130mm
jun
100mm
jul
235mm
aug
195mm
sep
230mm
oct
305mm
nov
235mm
dec
150mm
rains

It rains a lot in Belize, and while some months are wetter than others, there are only a few “dry” months of the year. Between June and October, the average precipitation in Belize is greater than ten inches. Between November and January, the average precipitation is between five and ten inches. Finally, between February and May, the average precipitation is between two and four inches, with March and April being the driest months. Hurricanes are also more likely to occur in Belize during its wettest months, so it makes sense that most visitors consider the best months to be the drier, cooler months.

Average Tourist Volume

Unfortunately, since everyone wants to travel to Belize at the same time of year, it can get pretty crowded and expensive at that time. You may also want to consider tourist volume when picking the best time to visit Belize. Belize sees the highest tourist volume between November and February, with the peak time being over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. The lowest dips in tourist volume are in April and September, but it remains fairly low throughout the middle of the year. In addition to being less crowded during these months, Belize is also likely to have lower hotel prices and greater availability.

Palm trees at Belize at the best month to go.

FAQ

When is the rainy season in Belize?

Although there is rain in Belize throughout most of the year, some months are considered to be the peak rainy season. June through October are the wettest months and the rainiest part of the rainy season, with around ten inches of rain on average. From November to January, there is a moderate amount of rain, and from February to May, there is relatively light rain, with March and April being the driest months of the year.

When is hurricane season in Belize?

Technically, hurricane season in Belize is the Atlantic hurricane season, between the beginning of June and the end of November. However, the majority of hurricanes in Belize have historically occurred in August, September, and October. To be sure to avoid hurricanes when visiting Belize, plan your trip for some time between December and April.

When is the best time to go to Belize?

The best time to travel to Belize depends on what is most important to you. If you prefer to have the best weather, then you should go to Belize during the winter or spring, in order to avoid extreme heat, heavy rainfall, and hurricanes. However, if the weather isn’t an important factor in your trip, then you may want to consider the fact that hotels have greater availability, lower rates, and fewer tourists during months when the weather is bad.

What are the hottest months in Belize?

The hottest months in Belize are generally considered to be March, April, May, and June. However, it is important to keep in mind that the country is located near the equator, so the temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year. The average temperature in Belize is around 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius).

When should you not visit Belize?

The rainy season in Belize runs from May to November, and although showers are usually brief and heavy, they can disrupt travel plans. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, peaking in August and September, so travelers should avoid Belize during this time as well.

Is the water warm in Belize?

The water in Belize is warm year-round, with temperatures averaging around 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The country's location near the equator means that there is little variation in temperature from season to season. Visitors can enjoy the warm waters of Belize any time of year.

Top Hotels & Resorts

Best hotel
Belize
Coco Plum Island Resort
Shuttle service to and from the airport
Swimming pool with beautiful views
Bar/lounge
Boat trip
Free WiFi
Diving
Coco Plum Island Resort on map.
$729.00
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Premium Suite Style Cabana
4 maximum amount
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These premium Belize oceanfront suite-style cabanas are the most remote on Coco Plum Island and are found towards the South end of our private island. After a good night's sleep, pull back your blackout curtains to unspoiled views from the ceiling to floor windows.
Comfortable king-size bed
American style bathroom
Hot & Cold running water
Air conditioning & ceiling fan
Room service
Coffee maker & drinking water
Hair dryers
Safe
Hammocks
Bluetooth speaker
Private Island Rental
20 maximum amount
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The stunning, unspoilt Coco Plum Island is a popular destination for your large group rental, located just off the coast of Southern Belize. Coco Plum Island may be rented for a week.
18 standalone cabanas
7 nights/ 8 days accommodations in ocean-front
Meals and bar snacks daily
Unlimited local bar beverages
Local round trip air transportation
Standard Cabana
2 maximum amount
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The standard beachfront cabanas are the trademark of this private island utopia. These comfy Belize beach cabanas, which are located closer to the bar and dining area, offer a perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility to the various activities available on the island. The charming interior has traditional handcrafted mahogany ceilings and furnishings.
Comfortable king-sized bed
American style bathroom
Hot & Cold running water
Air conditioning & ceiling fan
Coffee maker & drinking water
110v outlets so no need for converters for your electronic equipment
Hair dryers
Beach towels
Safe
Hammocks
Bluetooth speaker
Kitchenette with mini fridge only
Suite Style Cabana
4 maximum amount
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The Belize beachfront suite style cabanas are the pinnacle of elegance and romance, nestled in the middle of our island. The spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from the spacious yet private balconies may be enjoyed while swinging in a handwoven hammock. Each suite style cabana features an open floor plan with added living area and contemporary amenities.
Comfortable king-sized bed
American style bathroom
Hot & Cold running water
Air conditioning & ceiling fan
Coffee maker & drinking water
110v outlets so no need for converters for your electronic equipment
Hair dryers
Beach towels
Safe
Hammocks
Bluetooth speaker
Kitchenette with mini fridge only
Added space with sitting area
Cayo Espanto
Cayo Espanto
Free breakfast
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Concierge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Diving
Free airport transportation
Pool
Beach
Cayo Espanto on map.
$1,925.00
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Casa Olita
2 maximum amount
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The sophistication and isolation of Casa Olita will entrance you. Take a dip in your own plunge pool or cool down in the alfresco showers after gazing at lovely Caribbean views from your private dock. It's up to you whether you want to toast to your honeymoon or simply relax with your loved one in the beautiful walled garden.
Butler’s pantry stocked with snacks and beverages
Turkish bath robes
Lady Primrose bath soaps
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
iPod docking station
Satellite tv, dvd and island movie library
WiFi all over the island
Casa Manava
2 maximum amount
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Take advantage of this magnificent oceanfront mansion, complete with private dock and personal plunge pool, and make the most of your day. Indulge in a royal treatment that you deserve. Casa Manana's king-size bed and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets are set against a stunning 180-degree view of the Caribbean.
Turkish bath robes
Lady Primrose bath soaps
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
iPod docking station
Satellite tv, dvd and island movie library
WiFi all over the island
Casa Solana
2 maximum amount
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The westernmost point of our island, the one-bedroom Casa Solana is remote on the western side and provides guests with a stunning sunset. This cottage's unique Caribbean style and fashionable island decor create a refreshing and tranquil ambience for visitors to unwind in with an open veranda, separate dining area, and private infinity plunge pool.
Private dock
Alfresco showers
Private verandah with wrap-around views of the Caribbean
Award-winning Chefs with tailored meals
Non-motorized activities including sailboat & sea kayaks
Nightly turn-down service
Premium Egyptian cotton linens
Butler’s pantry stocked with snacks and beverages
Turkish bath robes
Lady Primrose bath soaps
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
iPod docking station
Satellite tv, dvd and island movie library
WiFi all over the island
Casa Estrella
5 maximum amount
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Treat yourself to a night in our gorgeous two-story, two-bedroom home. From your lovely second-floor vantage point, you may gaze out over the sparkling Caribbean. Your open-air bedroom is on the top floor. Take some time for yourself. Downstairs guests will be engaged in appreciating a 180 degree view of the Caribbean.
Private dock
Alfresco showers
Private verandah with wrap-around views of the Caribbean
Award-winning Chefs with tailored meals
Non-motorized activities including sailboat & sea kayaks
Nightly turn-down service
Premium Egyptian cotton linens
Butler’s pantry stocked with snacks and beverages
Turkish bath robes
Lady Primrose bath soaps
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
iPod docking station
Satellite tv, dvd and island movie library
WiFi all over the island
Casa Ventanas
2 maximum amount
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The accommodations at Villas on the Beach are all based on the same style, and they include a one-bedroom over-the-water house. It's meticulously furnished with everything you could need, from bespoke furniture to special features. This is the most private, romantic, and popular accommodation on the island.
Private dock
Alfresco showers
Private verandah with wrap-around views of the Caribbean
Award-winning Chefs with tailored meals
Non-motorized activities including sailboat & sea kayaks
Nightly turn-down service
Premium Egyptian cotton linens
Butler’s pantry stocked with snacks and beverages
Turkish bath robes
Lady Primrose bath soaps
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
iPod docking station
Satellite tv, dvd and island movie library
WiFi all over the island
Dangriga
Thatch Caye
Free WiFi
Spa
Non-smoking
Air conditioning
Bar
Airport transfer
Thatch Caye on map.
$1,113.00
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Oceanfront Cabanas
2 maximum amount
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Our two Oceanfront Cabanas, which are exquisitely situated along the beach and have spectacular ocean views, en-suite baths, king-sized beds, and lounge chairs on the patio, are sure to please. You can be fully comfortable in your island home since they include air conditioning.
Private stairway to entrance
King bed
Bathroom with private walk-in shower
Oceanfront balcony with sun lounges
Custom drawers
Custom ceiling fan and light
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Filtered Water Station
Premier Overwater Bungalows
4 maximum amount
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Set up your own island getaway with this two-bedroom, two-bathroom Premier Overwater Bungalow. Relax and unwind on your own patio, which swings in the warm island breezes. Even though the Premier Overwater Bungalows have air conditioning, we recommend opening the windows and breathing in the cool ocean air.
Private stairway to entrance
King bed
Bathroom with private walk-in shower
Oceanfront balcony with sun lounges
Custom drawers
Custom ceiling fan and light
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Filtered Water Station
Penthouse Oceanfront Cabana
5 maximum amount
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Our double-story single rooftop oceanfront cabana has the best ocean views on the island. It comes with an en-suite bathroom, a king-sized bed, seating area, and patio loungers, making it our most spacious accommodation option.
Private stairway to entrance
King bed
Bathroom with private walk-in shower
Oceanfront balcony with sun lounges
Custom drawers
Custom ceiling fan and light
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Filtered Water Station
Belize
St. George’s Caye Resort
Pool
Free WiFi
Airport transfer
Bar
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
St. George’s Caye Resort on map.
$328.00
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Overwater Cabanas
3 maximum amount
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On the west side of our little island, enjoy your own porch with a hammock and thatched roof ambience over the Caribbean Sea. These cabanas are located on a half-moon dock with stunning sunset views.
Air conditioning
Ceiling and floor fans
Private bathroom with shower, soaps, shampoo, conditioner
Bathrobes
Beach towels
Hairdryer
Mini-fridge
Individual safe for your valuables
Personal hammock on the front porch
Oceanfront Cabanas
3 maximum amount
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Each of our four oceanfront cabanas, on the other hand, has its own private porch from which you may enjoy the panoramic views of the sea from your own hammock. Wake up to greet the sunrise or sleep in and take advantage of island peace and quiet.
Air conditioning
Ceiling and floor fans
Private bathroom with shower, soaps, shampoo, conditioner
Bathrobes
Beach towels
Mini-fridge
Hairdryer
Individual safe for your valuables
Personal hammock on the front porch
Villa Suites
2 maximum amount
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Relax in an air-conditioned, luxurious private suite with a king-size bed and bright tropical accents. The oceanfront Villa offers three private rooms - the Captain's Suite, Dolphin Suite, and Coral Suite - which join a beautiful shared living area and large covered veranda with spectacular views of the sea.
Air conditioning
Ceiling and floor fans
King bed (or two single beds)
Private en-suite bathroom with tub and shower
Bathrobes
Beach towels
Hairdryer, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body wash
Locking cabinet for your valuables
Hammock, porch swing, and love seat on shared oceanfront veranda
Shared living room space with ocean views
Tropical Garden Cabanas
3 maximum amount
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From your private porch, complete with individual hammock, these cabanas offer a fantastic view of the ocean while being surrounded by our beautiful greenery. Both cabanas have a lovely thatch roof, private tub with hot and cold running water, air conditioning, and ceiling/floor fans.
Air conditioning
Ceiling and floor fans
Private bathroom with shower, soaps, shampoo, conditioner
Bathrobes
Beach towels
Hairdryer
Mini-fridge
Individual safe for your valuables
Personal hammock on the front porch
Belize
Tobacco Caye Paradise Resort
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Snorkeling
Diving
Internet
Canoeing
Non-smoking hotel
Paid wifi
Beach
Tobacco Caye Paradise Resort on map.
$90.00
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Cabanas
3 maximum amount
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Our cabanas, which are popular over-the-water, come in a variety of sizes. Each comes with its own deck overlooking the Belize barrier reef and a private bathroom. These picturesque rustic beach cabanas are ideal for exploring the South Water Caye Marine Reserve from the bottom up.
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Paid wifi
Internet
Beach
The Family Guestroom
4 maximum amount
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We also offer a larger 2-bedroom family guestroom with spectacular views of the barrier reef and turquoise Caribbean sea, which overlooks our cabanas. After a day of scuba diving or snorkeling, this comfy unit is ideal for relaxing and unwinding. Families will appreciate this option.
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Paid wifi
Internet
Beach
Guest Rooms
2 maximum amount
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Paradise is accessible in the most cost-effective way possible. There is no better place to relax or read a book than with views out over the turquoise Caribbean and a high deck with a hammock.
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Paid wifi
Internet
Beach

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