When to Visit Belize


The high season in Belize parallels the dry season, which runs from late November to early May. If you want to soak up sun on the beach and enjoy the country’s best weather, this is the time to come. It’s also perfect for travelers wanting to escape the cold winter months of North America. During this season, temperatures average around 80°F (27°C). The early dry season can sometimes see bursts of wind (known as “northers”), while the late dry season – around March and April – tends to be calm and clear. This is a great time of the year to go scuba diving and snorkeling.

Coming to Belize during the high season means that hotels and attractions will be more crowded. Accordingly, prices are higher and reservations must be made early. Tourists typically start coming to Belize in larger numbers after Thanksgiving, with the largest wave of visitors arriving between mid-December and mid-January.

If you’re looking to save money, come to Belize during the rainy season, which runs from June through November. Early on in this season – around May and June – is actually good time to visit, as it isn’t super rainy and there tend to be fewer tourists than during the high season. The same goes for September and October, the later months of the rainy season. Visiting later in the rainy season also means that you’re more likely to have privacy on beaches and islands.

During the rainy season, dirt roads may become quite muddy, which can limit access in remote areas. Floods can occur in southern Belize and temporarily shut down portions of highways.