Living in the Caribbean certainly has its perks; we have abundant tropical wildlife, crystalline waters, lush forest and an exceptional cultural background. But for this Caribbean baby, the biggest blessing Belize offers is almost perfect year-round weather. I am NOT a big fan of the cold, despite the cute wardrobe options. I’ll stick to bikinis thanks!
In Belize, its feels like it’s always summer, with temperatures ranging from 70°F to 95°F, with an annual mean of 79°F. Even the traditional coolest months of November to January see an average 75°F.
With temperatures like these, it is only logical that we spend plenty of time in our nearest water bodies. Luckily for me, the Caribbean Sea is right at my front yard on Ambergris Caye! On the mainland, we have the river systems and waterfalls making great cool off spots.
The trend from November to January is an increase in northerners looking to get away from the cold and snow of the Great White North. After all, would you rather be shovelling sand or building a castle on the beach?
Do you really enjoy scraping snow off your windshield, or whizzing around in the open air golf carts? Shovelling snow in the driveway doesn’t sounds quite as appealing as paddle boarding the emerald seas, does it??
Tourism booms from mid-December through mid-April in Belize, and there is no shortage of activities to do during this time. From snorkelling the waters of the second longest Barrier Reef in the world to exploring the ancient Maya temples scattered across Belize, and even rappelling down a sinkhole to an underground cave, you can do it all!
It’s never a bad time to visit Belize. Bear in mind that June to November is considered Hurricane Season, and while weather condition are mostly ideal, we always say to take heed during spontaneous storms.
Pack those suitcases with plenty of swimsuits and sun screen, because the hot tropics await you!