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When is the best time to visit Belize?
You can avoid the wet season and high prices in Belize if you travel around these dates.
When it comes to taking a vacation in Belize, a few key factors need to be considered: weather, pricing and the type of activities you’ll be engaging in.
We’ve looked at all the possibilities and found this solution that’s a perfect balance of all three.
Best time to go to Belize
If you’re planning a trip to Belize, the best time to go is after Easter in April when hotel prices start creeping lower and the holiday crowds are gone.
Near the end of the dry season, April boasts low precipitation throughout most of the country and there’s a greater chance of a warm, sunny day.
The cheapest time to visit Belize is in the wetter off-season from June to early November.
The weather in Belize falls into two primary seasons: a wet season running from June to early November and a dry season from late November to mid-April.
Belize is a popular Christmas holiday and March break destination for many North Americans so crowds are busiest and prices the highest during these peak times.
Best known for its remote islands on the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize is a paradise for scuba divers who will find crystal clear waters and pristine reefs all year round. Thrilling land-based activities include caving, zip-lining, river tubing, soaking in waterfalls or visiting dozens of Mayan ruins throughout the small Caribbean country.
Weather and prices
Best time to visit Belize, weather-wise: Late November to mid-April as it’s the dry season. Within this peak season, March and April offer the most sunshine and best weather.
Cheapest time to visit Belize: In the wet, off-season from June to early November when tropical storms are possible and rainfall can be abundant. If you’re not going just to scuba dive and don’t want to wait out the rain indoors, book your peak season stay as early as possible to get the best prices.
Best time to visit Belize for…
- Snorkelling and diving: You can dive at any time of the year here, but the best time for diving and snorkelling in Belize is from March to June when whale sharks arrive at Glover’s Reef near Placencia in the south. The north cayes of San Pedro and Caye Caulker offer great diving year round.
- River tubing: Float down the Caves Branch River through jungle caves in a tube from July to early January when the water levels are high.
- Caving: Go spelunking to see Mayan artefacts in Belize’s famous cave systems any time of year – even in the rainy season.
- Island-hopping: The dry season from November to April is the best time to visit the many remote cayes offshore from the Belize mainland for peace and tranquility.
- Exploring Mayan ruins: The sunniest time of the year, between January and March, is the best time to explore the dozens of Mayan ruins in Belize.
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