Do You Want To Know the Best Time To Visit Belize?

Are you considering visiting the beautiful paradise of Belize? This country is known for its tropical scenery, historic archeological sites, outstanding scuba diving, and more! Before you plan your trip, learn about the seasons, weather, and best events in Belize throughout the year. Then, you can decide the best time to visit Belize for you! 

It’s always a great time to visit Belize! Book your stay with us at Mahogany Bay Resort and Beach Club on Ambergris Caye and get ready to experience the vacation of a lifetime. Don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide to learn about the best activities, restaurants, and attractions found in the area.   

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Find the Best Time to Visit Belize for You   

It’s always a good idea to travel to Belize! If you’re deciding between a few different times of the year, you’re in the right place. This blog provides local insight into the area to determine your ideal time to travel to Belize.    

What Is the Weather like in Belize? 

With its warm, tropical climate, Belize is unique in seasons and weather. The temperature is consistently warm throughout the year, averaging around 84 degrees on the mainland and in Belize City and 88 degrees in San Pedro. Humidity levels vary throughout the year, and temperatures often feel higher than the thermometer reads.   

The Wet Season and Dry Season in Belize 

Due to the consistent temperatures year-round, Belize has two seasons rather than four—the wet and the dry season. The dry season typically begins between November and December and lasts through May in Belize. This time has significantly lower rainfall than the rest of the year, and when it does rain, it typically passes within 20 minutes. It lasts just long enough to cool off the air before the sunshine returns!  

diving scuba belize June through October marks the wet/rainy season in Belize, with October usually having the heaviest rainfall. Some locals refer to July and August as the “little dry” season because there usually isn’t much rain. Occasionally during the wet season, we encounter some windy tropical weather. Thanks to our geographical location and reef, though, most of the waves’ force is mitigated, and we rarely encounter damage from storms. The windiest month is March, but it’s also the sunniest and is a popular time to enjoy exciting watersports, such as sailing and windsurfing.    

Although the dry season also tends to be the high season for tourists to visit Belize, there are many reasons to visit during the rainy season. From lower attraction and hotel rates to fewer crowds and cheaper airfare, there are so many reasons the wet season is a good time of year for you to visit us!   

The Water Temperatures 

One of the best parts about Belize is its comfortable water temperature. The Caribbean Sea sits around 72 degrees year-round and is the perfect environment for fun-filled water sports and activities. Most divers don’t even wear wet suits in the water here! Plus, whether it’s day or night, you rarely need socks, “real shoes,” or long sleeves during your Belizean adventures.  

Fun in Belize All Year Long 

No matter when you decide to plan your Belizean getaway, there’s always something fun and exciting going on! Attending a local event is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Belize. Experience the true spirit of our island when you attend one of our popular events below!  


  • Fat Tuesday – If you find yourself at Central Park in San Pedro on Fat Tuesday in February, you’re in for an unforgettable time. People from throughout the island come together for paint fights and throw buckets of paint all over each other. It’s definitely a unique tradition! 
  • El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro – This 150-year-old traditional festival originated from Mestizo culture and was brought down to northern Belize, San Pedro, and Ambergris Caye. It takes place over three days and is filled with painting, music, and comparsas (street dancers).   


  • Easter Weekend Celebrations and Beach Parties – Belize is traditionally a Catholic country, and Easter is widely celebrated by the locals throughout April. Many Belizeans have a break from work or school during this time, which means this is a time to enjoy the sun and sea with beach parties throughout San Pedro and Caye Caulker 



  • Lobsterfest – Lobsterfest is one of the most anticipated festivals celebrated in Belize—especially if you’re a foodie! Locals and visitors alike travel from near and far to come together to feast on these delectable crustaceans. You can celebrate Lobsterfest in San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia starting on June 1st!  
  • Dia de San Pedro – This day celebrates the first group of families who fled from the Caste War in Yucatan, Mexico, in 1847 and made Ambergris Caye their home. The town has parades, educational workshops on the islanders’ ancestors, church masses, and exciting concerts. The best part about this event is the carnival! Thrilling carnival rides and games fill the area, and everyone looks forward to the famous Ferris wheel, which provides unbelievable views of San Pedro.   


  • Costa Maya Fest– This is a week-long celebration that brings musical groups, artists, and beauty queens together from the neighboring countries of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.  


  • St. George’s Caye Day (September 10th) – This public holiday in Belize commemorates a victory in a critical battle against the Spanish in 1798.  
  • Belize Independence Day (September 21st) – Belize was declared an independent nation in 1862. Every year, the country celebrates this public holiday and shows patriotism with thrilling parades and parties.    


  • Garifuna Settlement Day (November 19th) – Garifuna Settlement Day celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna people onto the shores of the country in 1802. Locals come together to commemorate this day with parades, live music, drumming, dancing, and prayers. 


  • San Pedro Holiday Lighted Boat Parade – This one-of-a-kind event kicks off Christmas celebrations in Belize. Local businesses and charities enter the parade with dazzling decorated boats. You can get a photo with Santa and his elves and enjoy food and drinks at the Block Party afterward.   
  • Christmas Tree Lightings – Tree lightings are an annual tradition in Belize City and throughout the rest of the country. Everyone gathers to kick off the holiday season and witness the Mayor lighting the magical Christmas tree. A tree lighting also takes place in San Pedro, and it’s a magical time for everyone from on island to come together and share holiday cheer.   

It’s Time to Book Your Visit to Belize   

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Now is the time to book a getaway to our magical country of Belize! We’d be thrilled to have you stay with us here at Mahogany Bay Resort and Beach Club any time of the year. When you stay with us, you’ll have unlimited access to superb restaurants and bars, exhilarating excursions, and a picture-perfect private Beach Club. Plus, all our accommodations are authentic Belizean cottages and villas that will make you feel like you’re in your own slice of paradise.   

Check our availability and book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to have you!   

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