Best Time to Travel to Belize
The best time to visit Belize is from late November to mid-April, during the country's dry season. Although this peak season draws thousands of tourists, dealing with crowds is an easy sacrifice to make for warm temperatures, clear skies and easy access to the country's top attractions. You'll probably want to pass on visiting during April and May, when humidity mists the tropical landscape and temps reach triple digits. Expect showers from June to mid-November and strong winds. If you want to beat the rush of tourists and don't mind packing an umbrella, come during the rainy season in September and October. But keep in mind some establishments shut down during the offseason.
This season's continuous sunshine brings visitors and locals outdoors, with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees. From December through February, sporadic gusts of wind blowing from the north, known as "northers, " sweep through the coastal areas, particularly the cays. But March and early April welcome idyllic temperatures. The azure waters remain clear and calm — perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. You'll also find more moderate hotel rates at this time of year.
Hurricanes are known to disrupt this coastal country between June and October, so you'll want to keep your eye on the weather forecast. The wettest months are August, September and October, with average daytime temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 80s. But you can nab great deals on hotels and excursion packages if you don't mind a few showers. Although most tourists clear out after high season, it's best to book your excursion and hotel reservations at least three months in advance to find the best rates and ensure availability.
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