Why Belize
Temperatures | Rainy Season | Hurricanes | Crowds | High Rates

Temperatures

Perception

  • The temperatures are higher in Belize than in the US during the summer months.
  • Reality

    In Belize temperatures are comparable to many places in the USA during the summer months. Ocean breezes and the shade of the coconut trees offer refuge and comfort along coastal areas. Inland, the jungle canopy, rolling hills and fresh water rivers and waterfalls provide relief from the heat.

    For more information on Weather in Belize, click here.

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    Rainy Season

    Perception

  • It is "Rainy Season" and it will be raining all the time!
  • Reality

    Belize has two seasons, wet and dry. The summer months are in the wet season, but rainfall varies significantly by location in the country. Periodic showers, usually at night, make this the "green season". The rain showers during the day are usually brief and intermittent and do not normally hamper outdoor activities.

    For more information on Rain by District click here.

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    Hurricanes

    Perception

  • It is hurricane season and travelers should avoid coming to Belize during these months.
  • Reality

    High Temple at Lamanai, Orange Walk DistrictYes, it is hurricane season from June until mid-November. However, historically, most hurricanes occur between August and October in Belize. Hurricanes form over a period of several days and even weeks. The path of the storm is tracked and predicted using the latest technology which enables the areas to be affected ample time to prepare for the storm. Thanks to NEMO (National Emergency Management Organization), Belize has a thorough emergency plan ready to be enacted in the event of a hurricane.

    For more information on Extreme Weather in Belize click here.

    For more information on the National Emergency Preparedness Plan click here.

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    Crowds

    Perception

  • Since it is summer, there will be crowds, lines and lots of people.
  • Reality

    Contrary to summer travel in the US and other parts of the world, Belize is not crowded during the summer months. Actually, with a population of only 250,000 people it is never crowded, even with tourists! The "high-season" for travelers in Belize is during the fall and winter months, when it is cold in the north. The summer months are the slower times of the tourist season and thus offer discounts, deals and lower rates for travelers!

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    High Rates

    Perception

  • It is summer, the rates must be high!
  • Reality

    Scuba diving with school of fish in Caribbean SeaThe "high season" for tourism is November until April. The "low season" is from May until October. At most hotels, rates begin dropping May 1st and are not raised again until November. The goal is to make travel in Belize accessible to everyone who expresses interest in visiting our shores. You can experience "more for less" and stretch your money further if you choose to travel during the "low season" of the summer months.


    Did you know?

    • Belize Kriol, widely spoken in Belize, is derived mainly from English with a little influence from Spanish.
    • Belizean Culture: Over 10 different cultures living in harmony with Spanish, Maya, Kekchi, Chinese, Indian.
    • Belize City is the largest city in Belize - Pop. 70,000.
    • Belmopan City is the capital of Belize.
    • There are over 200 islands in Belize.
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