The country’s climate is subtropical, with temperatures warm throughout the year, generally 20–27°C from January to May (the dry season) and 22–32°C from June to December (the wet season). The best time to visit Belize is usually between January and March, when it’s not (quite) as hot or humid. That said, these months are also Belize’s peak tourist season, and prices tend to be higher.
Belize’s calendar is full of festivals, ranging from the local to the national. The calendar below only includes a few highlights – you’ll find plenty of entertainment at any given time.
Carnaval is celebrated with dancing, parades, costumes and drinking.
Celebrations throughout the country in honour of Baron Bliss Day (March 9); La Ruta Maya River Challenge in San Ignacio.
Fiesta in San José Succotz honouring the village’s patron saint.
Cashew Festival in Crooked Tree; Toledo Cacao-Fest in Punta Gorda; Coconut Festival in Caye Caulker; National Agriculture and Trade Show in Belmopan.
Caye Caulker Lobster Festival; three-day Día de San Pedro festival in San Pedro; Placencia Lobster Festival.
Belize international film festival in Belize City.
Week-long Deer Dance Festival in San Antonio; Costa Maya festival in San Pedro.
Celebrations commemorating St George’s Caye Day and Independence Day.
Garífuna Settlement Day (Nov 19).