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Mata Chica by the sea

Matachica Resort & Spa

A private retreat between reef and rainforest

A beautiful escape on Ambergris Caye

Located along a secluded white sand beach, accessible only by boat from San Pedro town, Matachica Resort & Spa epitomises stylish exclusivity in a private oasis.

Each of the 26 thatched cottages and villas exudes bold charm, painted in vibrant hues reminiscent of a traditional village, seamlessly blending into the natural surroundings. Inside, the decor strikes a balance between subtlety and character, with hand-painted murals and furnishings. Spacious bathrooms adorned with hand-painted Mexican tiles and verandas with hammocks complete the intimate retreat.

The expansive main lobby invites relaxation with plush sofas and soothing melodies, while the spa offers indulgent treatments. Mambo Restaurant offers open-air dining with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, serving up delectable dishes focusing on locally sourced beef and seafood. For lighter fare, Mambo Bistro offers casual bites, complemented by refreshing cocktails at Danny's Bar, nestled around a majestic tree trunk.

Guests can unwind in the large freshwater infinity pool and Jacuzzi or join adventures arranged by the resort, including diving, snorkelling, and fishing. Complimentary kayaks, dinghies, surfboards, and snorkelling gear are available for exploring the pristine waters. Dive into the depths of Shark Ray Alley or glide above Mexico Rocks alongside friendly turtles. For land lovers, complimentary bicycles await to explore the wonders of northern Ambergris Caye.

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When to go to Belize

A month-by-month guide of when to go to Belize

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January

January is dry season with prolonged periods of sunshine, particularly in the north and central regions. A great time to travel which means the country will be busy, so we recommend planning in advance.

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February

Similar to February with great weather and very little rain its one of the best months to travel throughout the region.

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March

The dry season continues, with low humidity so another great month to explore all regions of Belize and relax on beautiful Caribbean beaches.

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April

In April the weather in the Cayo District and on the Cayes remains predominantly dry, although the heat and humidity gradually increases. Easter is a busy time, so booking in advance is essential.

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May

Very similar to April, although there are less visitors and there may be the occassional shower with the start of the wet season approaching.

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June

The rains start however most days are usually short sharp showers in the afternoon and early evening. Perrsistent rainfall is rare. Mid-June is the start of lobster season and a great time to sample the dish along the country's coast in destinations like Ambergris Caye and Placencia.

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July

Very similar to July, with a similar amount of rain combined with sunshine. Most destinations will be warm with a high level of humidity.

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August

The height of the rainy season with high humidity, heavy rain and the risk of tropical storms and even hurricanes. These are particularly prevalent in the coastal regions.

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September

Another wet month and not very enjoyable for travel with some remote roads flooded. Due to a low number of visitors at this time, some lodges and hotels will close for annual maintenance.

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October

Rainy conditions continue with wet days, high humidity and generally not the ideal time to visit and enjoy Belize.

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November

The wet season and humidity are easing off with drier days on the horizon. This is a good time to visit the interior and coast before tourist numbers increase in December.

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December

A great time to travel to Belize with sunny, dry days although hotels over the Christmas & New Year break will often be booked for months in advance.

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