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Best time to visit Belize

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The best time to visit Belize is January-April

While Belize is a popular destination to visit all year round, January-April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in Belmopan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize, tend to reach around 36℃ (96℉) in the height of summer. The average Belmopan temperatures in winter reach lows of around 18℃ (64℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 17℃ (62℉). Other areas in Belize can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Belize are usually in April, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Belize usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Belize, including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

April

Belize seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Belize is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Belize

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Belize CityJanuary-April
26℃
21℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
PlacenciaNovember-March
26℃
20℃
28℃
21℃
29℃
21℃
31℃
23℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
28℃
22℃
27℃
21℃
San PedroNovember-March
26℃
21℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

Belize is in North America.
The warmest month of the year in Belmopan, one of the most popular places to visit in Belize, is May.
The driest month of the year in Belmopan, Belize, is usually around March each year.

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