Belize is a small natural paradise in Central America, bordered by the rich waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side, and dense forests, classified biosphere, on the other.
The climate is tropical with two distinct seasons: dry and wet.
The dry season, which extends between January and April, offers average temperatures of 29°C.
This is the perfect time to take full advantage of the sun, the beaches and the riches of the sea.
The wet season, from May to December, maintains high temperatures, sometimes exceeding 32°C, but especially experiences torrential tropical rains, which are all the stronger in the south of the country, to be avoided during this period.
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Climate, temperatures… The best time per island
When to go to Caye Caulker and the islands of Belize?
A small coral island, Caye Caulker is a top destination for trying your hand at diving and snorkeling between January and May.
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in the region.
It is the most popular destination for travellers, especially for its proximity to the country's impressive coral reef, classified as a UNESCO heritage site.
To enjoy this aquatic paradise and its turquoise waters, choose the period between December and April when the weather is drier and the sea temperature fluctuates between 26° and 28°.
In San Pedro, to the south, dive sites and sandy beaches follow one another, but the town is also famous for its lobster festival: the San Pedro Lobsterfest which takes place in June, at the end of the dry season, where you can taste the best lobsters, crayfish and langoustines in a Caribbean atmosphere.
In February, travelers can soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the country's most important carnival.
Caye Culker is a beautiful little coral island.
Like Ambergris Caye, it is a key destination for admiring the coral reef and its Great Blue Hole, a sanctuary for diving enthusiasts where you can discover sharks, turtles, still-preserved corals, rays and a multitude of fish. .
We prefer the period between January and May to dive, snorkel, or kayak in the best conditions and with good visibility.
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When is the best time to travel to Belize City and the North?
From the town of Belpoman, explore the natural wonders of Guanacaste National Park.
Two cities are important to visit during your stay in Belize: its eponymous capital and Belmopan, more in the center.
These cities and their surroundings can be discovered without surprise, between January and April, in the heart of the dry season.
With temperatures close to 30° and sunny weather, you can visit the National Museum in Belize City, a former prison that houses many Mayan objects and works.
You can also go to the archaeological site of Altun Ha to admire its famous Jade sculptures.
In Belmopan enjoy the natural wonders of Guanacaste National Park and venture into the natural sanctuary of the Cockscomb Basin Forest and enjoy the most beautiful watersheds in the forest.
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When is the best time to visit Placencia and southern Belize?
Winter and spring are the ideal seasons to enjoy the fine sand beaches of Placencia.
Placencia is a seaside resort that can be visited in the dry season, like the rest of the country.
Although cloudy for a good part of the year, temperatures are on average very high and between January and April it offers ideal weather to enjoy the fine sandy beaches, discover its few Mayan sites, and venture into the surrounding jungle. .
The southern region is made up of several forests classified as nature reserves which offer beautiful hikes.