Weather is an important consideration for travelers because no one really wants to go on vacation and get rained out. It is common that even when heavy rain is forecast that we do not get all day downpours. It is more short heavy showers and often at night.
The 4 Seasons of Belize:
Windswept – March to May
Rainy and Hurricane – June to November
Skeeter – August to October (thrown in there due to rain)
Brisk – December to February
While this review from 2013 is a bit skewed by the unusual amount of rainfall that year, it is still a good example of December Weather in Belize.
Click through for a helpful overview of annual Belize weather and the best times to travel here on TripAdvisor. This page also includes useful information when planning your trip to Belize and listing official holidays to make note of, as larger stores and banks will be closed.
Here are a couple of pictures to show you what it typically looks like when there’s rain headed in our direction.
My husband and I are trying to plan a trip to San Pedro for our 10 year anniversary next year. We are looking at sometime around the last week of May. Is that a good time of year to visit? I don’t mind it being a little off season (less crowded), but I also don’t want to go when half the shops/restaurants are closed. Also, how is the weather normally around that time of year? We’re hoping it’s early enough in the season to not have too much rain.
Thanks so much for your great articles. They have been really helpful in trying to plan our trip!
Courtney Sargasso levels are heavier right now. Just like the weather it is impossible to predict it will be like in May. I really cannot tell you regarding picking a different time of year to avoid it. All I can say is personally Sargasso is something I would not change a date over if I was planning to go somewhere where it was an issue.
We have a trip planned for May however we have received warnings about the Sargasso in the water and on the beaches. In doing some research it looks like there was a big issue back in 2016 as well. what are your thoughts on the sargasso? Is it better to come a different time of year to avoid it?
I am retired by post polio from flying airplanes, sailing islands, scuba, tennis, etc. and find myself in a wheel chair. My wife and I want to explore moving to Belize from Beaufort, SC. Can you recommend any wheelchair accessible hotels or places for us to stay in while we look around for a place to live?
Your help would be greatly appreciated. I enjoyed your article in Moon’s Living Abroad in Belize about Laid-back living on Ambergris Caye.
I took the plunge and moved to San Pedro Town on the Island of Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize, Central America. Originally from Canada, I made the life-changing move to escape winter for good (in 2006) after one three week vacation.
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Sparking my desire
3 childhood memories that shaped my desire to move to Belize from a young age.
Sailing in the Virgin Islands, seeing a rainbow out the window of an island hopper as we flew from Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico, Christmas in Hawaii and many trips to Florida.