When to Go in Belize

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There are a few things you will want to consider including climate and weather, when the peak tourism seasons are and what public holidays are celebrated, to avoid closure of attractions in Belize. When to go depends on what you're planning for your vacation to this coastal area of Central America.

Tourism Season


The peak time of year for tourism is during the dry season, from December to May. You'll experience very little rainfall during this time, if any at all. The temperatures will range in the mid to upper 70's and everything is in full bloom, which makes the area all the more beautiful. The downfall of traveling at this time of year is that prices are at their highest, so if you're on a budget and looking for ways to save, perhaps the off season would be a better time for you to travel. From June to November, you'll still experience warm weather in Belize, and also bargain prices for accommodations, tours and dining. The drawback of visiting in the off season is that the chance of rains is higher, and hurricanes are also very possible during this time of year.

Weather


The climate and temperatures in Belize are fairly consistent all year long, fluctuating between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is considered to be a subtropical climate, much like what you would experience in the Southern parts of Florida. These temperatures are perfect for enjoying either the beautiful countryside or coastal beaches of the area. During the wet season, you will encounter rains most likely in the afternoons, so pack appropriately if you plan to explore the outdoors. The same goes for anyone visiting during the dry season as the temperatures will increase slightly, but it will be a dry heat and you will require much more water to drink during your journey. As with most regions, the more inland you travel, the warmer the temperatures will usually be. If you plan to stay closer to the coast, you will always have the ocean breezes to help keep you cool.

Holidays


Belize has official Holidays where various businesses, markets, attractions and transportation services may be closed down. These include New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Baron Bliss Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, Independence Day, Pan American Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Commonwealth Day and St. George's Caye Day. Make sure you check with local establishments before traveling to see which will remain open on any of these celebrated holidays.

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