This small nation in Central America is truly a tropical paradise, with gorgeous beaches, lovely weather, and some of the best fishing, snorkeling, and diving locations found anywhere on Earth. With a friendly, easy-going, English-speaking population, Belize is the perfect vacation destination for travelers wanting to explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Belize is home to more Mayan ruins than anywhere else in the region, and is only a short 2-hour flight from the United States. The picturesque palm trees and pristine beaches of Belize make the perfect place hold weddings or enjoy your honeymoon. Inland, visitors can explore the natural beauty of pristine jungles and rainforests, and marvel at the rich abundance of manatees, monkeys, jaguars, and hundreds of species of bids.
Locals will tell you that any time is a good time to visit Belize, but discerning travelers can make the best of the seasons by choosing which activities they want to partake of in the country.
The “high season”, ranging from December to April, is when the most visitors arrive. As part of the dry season, days are warm and sunny, while nights are refreshingly cool. Accommodations are accordingly priced to demand, so budget travelers should take this into account.
Mid-December to mid-January is the peak of the tourist season, when thousands of visitors from around the world come to celebrate Christmas in Belize.
Easter is also a popular time for visitors to come to Belize, as the country comes alive with festive celebrations. In 2016, Easter Sunday falls on March 27th, and the country takes a nationwide four-day holiday beginning on Good Friday, March 25. The weather in late March and early April is both dry and warm, making fishing or lounging on the beach other popular activities.
Starting in June, the green season begins, coinciding with the “low season” for tourism in Belize. Rates for luxury accommodations can be found at very affordable prices, and visitors can escape the crowds and throngs of tourists of the high season. While many roads in Belize are paved, it’s important to take into consideration that some thoroughfares become muddy and impassable during the green season, limiting access to some remote inland attractions.
Located on beautiful Ambergris Caye, the top-rated vacation destination in Belize, the award-winning Banyan Bay Suites offers outstanding beachfront accommodations. With a full range of amenities, including a gourmet restaurant and a freshwater swimming pool, Banyan Bay Suites is the perfect place to begin your vacation in Belize.