When is the best time to visit Belize?
For most people, the best time to visit Belize is between mid-December to end of March. The weather is beautiful this time of year (and because it's cold in North America), temperatures here in Belize are enjoyable. Most days are sunny with blue skies. The coolest months in Belize are January and February. But honestly, Belize is beautiful all year round. It all comes down to personal preferences, and different travel advantages. Different times of year are best for different activities. If you're into anyone of these, you may want to consider traveling when this activity seems to blossom.
Best Time for Fishing
January - Wahoo, Grouper, Atlantic Snook
February - Wahoo, Grouper, Atlantic Snook, Permit
March - Wahoo, Permit, Reef Fishing
April - Sailfish, Permit, Reef Fishing, Bonefish, Tarpon
May - Sailfish, Permit, Tarpon,
June - Mahi-Mahi, Tarpon,
July - Mahi-Mahi, Tarpon
August - Tarpon
September - Tarpon
November - Wahoo, Bonefish
December - Wahoo, Atlantic Snook
Note: Reef Fishing is good just about anytime, but it's the best during the months of: December thru August
Best Time for Diving & Snorkeling
There isn’t a specific best time to dive or snorkel in Belize, although many scuba divers prefer the calmer waters during the summer months.
Best Time for Whale Shark Watching
Whale Sharks watching is best done from March to June.
More importantly, there are many major factors that contribute to having an enjoyable Belize vacation. Such as fun activities and tours, year-round festivals and events, and either choosing to mingle with the crowds during the tourism high season or taking advantage of off-peak discounts during the low season. So come vacation in Belize whenever it best suits you!
Belize’s High Tourist Season vs Low Tourist Season
High Tourist Season
Belize’s Dry Season vs Rainy Season
Belize only has two seasons, "dry season" & "rainy season". Each season has their pros & cons as to visiting.
Belize Annual Festivals