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Belize in January: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Belize in January is a relatively mellow time to visit, as many tourists have gone home after the December holidays. Plus, it's well into the dry season, meaning the sun is out and dive conditions are near perfect. The lovely weather is also great for wildlife spotting and nature hikes. Continue reading for insider tips on what makes January one of the best months of Belize's high season.

Ambergris Caye in Belize
Belize in February: Travel Tips, Weather & More

There may be no more ideal time of year to visit Belize than February. During this month the sun is ever-present, there's little rain, and the northern winds are mild. It's a great time for diving, wildlife spotting, nature hikes—you name it. Below you'll find all the practical details you need in order to best enjoy your Belize getaway in February.

Belize in March: Travel Tips, Weather & More

March is the apex of Belize's dry winter months. It also marks the height of the tourist season, when travelers are eager to take advantage of all the nature excursions the sunny weather allows. Beyond that, dive conditions around the islands are great, and kayaking and boat trips to the outer atolls are popular seafaring adventures. Continue reading for tips on how to plan an unforgettable Belize getaway in March.

Underwater Belize
Belize in April: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Belize in April is the perfect time for an island getaway. Diving and snorkeling conditions are ideal, the coastal breezes offset the higher temperatures, and marine wildlife is out in force. Plus, if you don't mind warmer temps, there are great wildlife spotting, tours, and activities on the mainland. Read on to learn more about the best ways to spend April in Belize.

Kayaking in the crystal-clear waters of Belize
Belize in May: Travel Tips, Weather & More

May is the last month of Belize's dry season, which means it's the last chance to enjoy (mostly) sunny weather before the frequent rains arrive. This is the month to take advantage of diving, snorkeling, and water sports. It's also a great time to gaze at wildlife like howler monkeys and hike around Maya ruins without fear of a rainout. Continue reading to learn more.

Sea turtle in Belize
Belize in June: Travel Tips, Weather & More

June may officially mark the start of the rainy season in Belize, but there's still plenty of fun and sun to be had. Diving and snorkeling conditions remain good during this month, plus it's a great time to spot exotic wildlife on both land and sea. Come for the Maya ruins and nature reserves, but stay for the Caribbean reefs and amazing sport fishing.

A toucan in Belize
Belize in July: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Belize in July is all about the wildlife. Embark on nature treks to witness exotic birds like macaws and toucans as well as magnificent land animals such as monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars. Head out on the water to spot sharks, rays, dolphins, and green sea turtles. And if you work up an appetite, not to fear: by July, Belize is well into the lobster season.

Visit the Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize
Belize in August: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Get ready for Belize's "little dry" season, which occurs in August and September. During this brief respite from the rainier months, the sun is out and it's the perfect time for nature hikes and tours around the islands. The best part is this is still considered the low season, so expect budget prices without the drizzly weather.

Wildlife in Belize
Belize in September: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Come to Belize in September and enjoy great wildlife spotting and dive excursions at low season prices. It may technically be the rainy season in this small Caribbean nation, but the sun is mostly out, meaning it's open for adventure. All you need to decide is how much time to spend on land and sea.

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins in Belize
Belize in October: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Belize in October may be the height of the rainy season, but not to fear: this country is open for business year-round. It's a great time to come and marvel at the exotic flora and fauna, discover Maya ruins, and embark on excursions to the atolls and coral islands around the famous Barrier Reef.

Cockscomb Basin in Belize
Belize in November: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Take advantage of the pleasant final month of Belize's low season before the December tourist crowds arrive. Because while November does get a fair share of rain, the weather is quickly improving and the skies are bright and sunny more often than not. Taken together, these factors should be attractive to those looking for a great Caribbean holiday at budget prices.

Caye Caulker, Belize
Belize in December: Travel Tips, Weather & More

By December the dry season has arrived in Belize, meaning it's time for fun and sun. All the mainland highlights, like wildlife sanctuaries and Maya ruins, are easily accessible, as are the tours around the hundreds of islands all over Belize's Barrier Reef. Also, the idea of a Christmas holiday in this Caribbean locale is an attractive option for many folks in chilly North America and Europe.