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Lighthouse Reef, Belize

Picture perfect beaches, Mayan ruins and fascinating cave systems

Squeezed between Mexico and Guatemala in Central America, Belize beckons adventurers with its abundant opportunities for exploration.

Its crown jewel, the awe-inspiring 185-mile-long reef, stands as the world's second largest, rivalled only by the Great Barrier Reef, with the iconic Blue Hole drawing divers into its coral-encrusted depths. Beyond its aquatic wonders, Belize teems with natural treasures—ancient Mayan ruins, intricate cave systems, verdant rainforests, and secluded beaches of pristine white sand.

Belize's allure lies in its contrasting landscapes: dense rainforests juxtaposed with idyllic beaches lapped by crystalline waters. Along its coastline, over 450 cayes and atolls dot the horizon, offering serene havens framed by swaying palms and the rhythmic beats of the Caribbean. Venture to the Placencia peninsula for sun-kissed shores, abundant water sports, and encounters with native wildlife in the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve.

Whether nestled on a caye or along the mainland, Belize's coastal waters promise enchanting snorkelling experiences. Dive enthusiasts are drawn to the mystical depths of the Blue Hole, a colossal ocean sinkhole best appreciated from above on a helicopter tour or from below, amidst vibrant marine life. The Belize Barrier Reef, a haven for underwater enthusiasts, teems with diverse coral formations and marine species, including occasional sightings of hammerhead and whale sharks.

For adrenaline seekers, Belize's Cayo District offers a playground of jungle adventures. Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery as you explore ancient archaeological sites, hike to cascading waterfalls, or ride horseback through Mountain Pine Ridge. Delve into the heart of the earth on a tubing excursion through river caves or embark on an unforgettable journey into Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, where Mayan ceremonial artifacts and sacrificial remains lie shrouded in mystery.

While Belize's coastal allure is undeniable, its inland jungles of the Cayo District promise equally mesmerizing wildlife encounters—from vibrant birdlife to elusive jaguars. Whether diving into azure waters or delving into lush jungles, Belize offers a tapestry of adventures found nowhere else on Earth.

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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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