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Best Time to Visit Belize

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The best time to visit Belize is in November and December or February to May. By finding the best time to visit for your goals and preferences, you can embrace the beauty of Belize and the diversity of activities you can enjoy.

From venturing into the jungle in search of Mayan ruins to diving into clear azure waters to find sea turtles, lounging on a beach beneath palm trees, or trekking through the wilderness to find crashing waterfalls, Belize is an exceptional destination for travelers of all types.

The best time to visit can take you into the depths of the rainy season or the warmth of the dry season, as you discover the marvelous experiences and grand beauty that awaits you on a trip to Belize.

Best Time for Sightseeing

Big Rock Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in Belize.

Big Rock Falls, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize.

Best Months: February | March | April | May | November | December

The best time for sightseeing in Belize is from February to May and November to December, as these months can give you the best weather to enjoy the diverse ecosystems across the country. Whether eager to lounge on a secret beach, dive into the waters of a marine reserve, take to the trails on an exciting jungle excursion, or search for wildlife on a boating safari, the shoulder months and into the dry season can open to you the diversity of Belize and its remarkable ecosystems.

Best Time for Wildlife

Colorful iguana, Belize

Colorful iguana, Belize

Best Months: January | February | March | April

The wildlife in Belize thrives above and below the water, with the best time to visit for active terrestrial and marine fauna being January to April. The dry season months can illuminate the daily habits of the land and in the sea as you traverse jungle trails to hear the calls of the howler monkeys or snorkel near estuaries to witness passing manatees. Whether interested in spotting jaguar prints or eager to find an elusive whale shark, January to April can give you great visibility in the trees and water.

Best Time for Birding

Osprey - a feathered predator, Belize

Osprey - a feathered predator, Belize

Best Months: January | February | March | April | December

The best time for birdwatching in Belize is between December and April, during the tropical dry season. No matter when you choose to discover the avifauna across Belize, you can search for scarlet macaw or lively parrots, but the weather is often more comfortable for your preferences when active in the drier months. Many migratory species will reach Belize for the colder northern winter, bringing in thousands of birds that congregate along the wetlands. Find storks and roseate spoonbills, yellow-headed parrots, and snail kites to sample the wonderful diversity of birdlife across the country that features over 590 recorded species.

Best Time for Active Excursions

Aerial view of Kay Kolker Island, Belize.

Kay Kolker Island, Belize.

Best Months: November | December | January | February | March | April

The best time to explore Belize for an active excursion is during the dry season from November to April. When visiting during the drier months you can experience adventures that can take you from the jungles to the sea. From winding through a subterranean river to drifting over a coral garden during a snorkel exploration, kayaking through a mangrove forest to trekking through jungle terrain in search of wildlife, you can enjoy remarkable discoveries across the country for your preferred adventure.

Best Time for Family Travel

Mayan ruins Lamanai, Belize

Mayan ruins Lamanai, Belize

Best Months: November | December | February | March

Belize is the perfect destination for a family trip from November to December and February to March. The drier season can open the diverse activities and ecosystems for exploration to provide you with the thrills or relaxing ambiance your family craves. Discover the jungle terrain, sample cocoa beans to learn about the history of chocolate, or dive in the crystalline waters in search of whale sharks. Whether you are eager to enjoy the tropical atmosphere or uncover surprising adventures, November to December and February to March can give you the best weather and abundant opportunities.

Best Time for Couples

Romantic sunset at Kay Kolker, Belize

Kay Kolker, Belize

Best Months: November | February | March | April

Belize is a charming destination that brims with romance for the perfect couple’s trip in November and again from February to April. The drier months offer the best promise for warm weather and fewer showers, giving you access to the clear waters and enticing jungle. Passion and romance spread around the country, with beach sunsets and remote cayes, underwater adventures and mountain excursions. From enjoying a massage to horseback riding, a catamaran tour to kayaking, you can indulge in your preferences in November, February, March, and April.

Dry Season Activities

Horseback Riding in Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, San Ignacio, Belize

Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, San Ignacio, Belize

Best Months: December | January | February | March | April | May

The dry season generally takes place from December to May and provides exceptional opportunities to discover Belize your way. With a mixture of tropical and temperate ecosystems, you can embrace the islands, find tropical beaches, or enjoy the lush beauty of the jungle terrain. The drier months are a wonderful time to uncover the remote corners of the country as the deeper regions tucked into the tropical landscape become accessible after the rains.

Mayan ruins | Snorkeling | Kayaking | Cave tubing | Rappelling | Hiking | Scuba | Horseback riding

Rainy Season Activities

Snorkeling in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Belize

Snorkeling in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Belize

Best Months: June | July | August | September | November | December

The rainy season takes place generally from June to December in Belize. Certain months experience wetter weather, especially in more tropical areas, and while daily showers can be expected, they usually dissipate quickly to make exploring an exciting treat. While some corners of the tropical ecosystems may be difficult to reach during peak rain, overall, Belize is a wonderful destination to visit year-round, including during the rainy season.

Mayan ruins | Spa | Scuba | Caving

Interested in Finding the Best Time for Your Belize Trip?

Bungalow on Paradise Island, Belize

Bungalow on Paradise Island, Belize

Whether snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or trekking through lush jungle, Belize is a destination for a different kind of adventure and timeless unique experiences. Gorgeous island escapes and secluded active wildlife add to the luster of the destination during your exploration, no matter the time of year due to the temperate climate and easy accessibility from the US. You can speak with a Belize travel specialist to find out more about planning your perfect trip by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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