Belize rainy season is June – November and the time period when annual Belize rainfall is highest. Early months of May and June are typically not as heavy, are great times to travel here as you can you can bypass the tourist rush and enjoy low season hotel rates.
Typically June is a warm month with temperatures in averaging to 29°C or 83°F to 86°F or 30°C although if we are lucky enough catch an eastern breeze off the Caribbean sea it helps cool things down a bit. This month is also characterized by frequent short showers. Aside from rain, June often brings pesky mosquitoes – they are overtaking the island. These days you are not really safe to leave your house without spraying a good dose of bug spray first. I keep hoping to find a natural mosquito repellent that works but does not feel so icky on the skin. For sand fleas I use Glorious Belize cold pressed coconut oil.
And then we got burgers
After going to see our friends play some great live music at Roadkill bar on Wednesday night, a few of us went onto get a bite to eat. Through out the night it had been spitting a bit and from the lighting in the sky we all knew it was only a matter of time before it started pouring. We rode our bikes to the local hamburger & hot dog stand near Tropic Air Cargo.
Not long after placing our order, it started to come down pretty hard. So we went under the tarp they had set up and decided to eat there. The people who run the stand were set up for rainy season, they built a raised floor on the ground and placed a couple of long tables and plastic stools for people to eat. The funny part is, if you stand at the back of the structure and drop a marble it would role straight out to the road.
The sound of the rain hitting the tarp reminded us of camping. While sitting there with Paul, Carole and Dick, I mentioned that I thought this was the best burger I had there yet. I think it was the combination of the rain, slanted floors and friends that made it taste so good.
Looking for more? Click through and read a bit on Rainy season in Belize on San Pedro Daily site by Jessie Cope.