Belize is a beautiful Caribbean country located in Central America. Considering its geographic location and the fact that it is bordering Mexico and Guatemala, you should come prepared for exotic adventures in the wildlife.
Belize’s capital is Belmopan, but the largest city in the country is Belize City. It is the least populated country of Central America, and true heaven on earth when it comes to beautiful nature, islands, and seacoast.
The country is divided into Northern Belize, North Islands, Central Coast, Western Belize, Southeast Coast, and Southern Belize.
The official language is English, but local people also speak Spanish, African-based Garifuna, Maya-Kekchi, Maya Mopan, Mandarin, and German.
What do you need to know before planning the trip to Belize?
English is the official language so you will have no problem communicating with locals and finding the best way to spend your holiday in Belize.
But the most important question still prevails: what’s the weather like?
It is almost always warm in Belize. The yearly average is 29 degrees Celsius (84 Fahrenheit), and during winter it does not go below 16 degrees Celsius (60 Fahrenheit).
What is even more convenient is that it is almost never too hot, so you can enjoy beautiful sunny days during the summer without getting too sunburnt.
Belize is a true tourist country, and the best way to find that out is – to go there yourself!
Its dry weather season is between the months of February and May and the rainy season starts from June through December.
It is also a very humid place with around 85 percent of humidity.
If you are American, you will easily get along when it comes to currency – one American dollar is worth two Belize dollars.
That is what makes a great travel destination, as you can easily convert the cost of something in your own head.
Large bills, considering ones over twenty, are hard to cash, and shopkeepers often demand spending a certain amount of money.
ATMs are available all across Belize, particularly in tourist destinations such as Placencia, Belmopan, Belize City, Punta Gorda…
The offer is quite diverse because Belize offers trips to the beautiful seacoast, and local Caribbean islands, but also to the mountains and the famous Maye localities in Northern Belize.
It offers a variety of activities you choose based on your preferences.
Maya culture is still very much alive in Belize.
Now, you can tour authentic historic sites left by this famous culture, and be guided through these sites by a direct descendant, a modern-day Maya.
In many cities in Belize, you can find Maya festivals of dance, music, and cuisine celebrating this ancient civilization.
How can you enter the country?
Visitors wanting to enter Belize must possess a valid passport for a period of minimum 30 days if the person is not in transit to a third country.
In addition to a valid passport, visitors must have a return ticket with sufficient funds to cover the cost of the stay.
They are given a one-month stay.
A potential extension of stay can be provided by the Immigrant Department.
Belize does not require a Visa for citizens of the United Kingdom, United States and its territories, European Union, Canada, Caribbean, and Central American countries.
How strict is Belize’s dress code?
It is as strict as you can imagine a Caribbean country’s strict being – basically non-existing!
Belize has a very casual and cool dress code, and the locals have a typical way of dressing, which visitors often find interesting and amusing.
It offers a variety of shops with light clothes if you accidentally pack something for the winter.
You should almost always bring summer clothes with you when visiting Belize, but also make sure to check the weather due to rain and constant humidity.
Whether you are male or female, you needn’t worry about dressing accordingly to some rules because there simply are none.
Belize citizens are very hospitable, liberal, and friendly, which makes them perfect for making new friends and learning new cultures.
What to wear in Belize in January?
It is always warm in Belize no matter the month. What you should be informed about before traveling is whether it is a rainy or dry season of the year.
In January, the average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius, which makes it the perfect destination for adventures in nature.
Travelers should pack light clothes, such as shirts, swimming equipment, and shorts. January is a popular month of the year for Belize visitors.
You should also pack your sunscreen and the anti-mosquito stick.
Nights can get chilly in January compared to daytime, so don’t forget to bring a light jacket or a hoodie.
On the other hand, during the day, you can explore the seaside, and try scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling.
What to wear in February?
February is the month of the year when the dry season officially starts in Belize.
Temperatures never go below 20 degrees Celsius, and the average temperature is around 27 or 28 degrees.
This is also a very popular month of the year to visit Belize, especially if you are coming from the hemisphere where it is currently wintertime.
Belize is also interesting because instead of having four, it has only two seasons, which are both very mild.
If you plan on visiting Belize in February you should pack sunglasses, light shirts, and shorts, long everyday dresses, and shoes such as sandals and flip-flops.
The secret is in layering – the more layers of clothes you pack the lesser chances are you will be cold or too hot.
Also, you should pack hats and sun protection, because you definitely want to protect your skin from UV rays.
What to wear in March?
Once again, just like in February, you do not have to worry about bringing or getting an umbrella once you get to Belize, because it is a very dry season of the year.
You should pack very light dresses and shirts, according to your own personal style.
Do not be afraid to add a little bit of jewelry, or simply just visit local shops and find the ones that are bold and creative to freshen up your look!
Stay away from skinny jeans and stiff pants, or any long-sleeve clothes.
The sun will shine bright and usually, the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius, which means it is the perfect time for outdoor activities.
Besides sandals and other summer shoes, you should have a pair of sports sneakers, if you are interested in going hiking and exploring the ancient part of Belize.
What to wear in April?
The temperature is a bit on the rise in April, going around 31 to 32 degrees Celsius.
It brings sunny days, with occasional showers that can lower the temperature.
It is recommended to bring light summer clothes, including bathing suits, skirts, crop tops, and everything you fit into your everyday summer stylish look.
You should also bring some kind of outdoor shoes such as tennis shoes, or plain sports sneakers if you are interested in long walks and want to have them as comfortable as you can.
Simple cotton, linen, and silk clothes are the perfect choice for this time of the year in Belize.
Don’t forget to bring hats, hair ties, sunglasses, and other small but very important additions.
What to wear in May?
The monthly average is around 28 degrees Celsius, which makes it the perfect time for visiting Belize.
If there might be any rain, it will probably shower in the morning, with occasional summer thunderstorms at night.
The lowest temperature is around 26 and the highest is around 32 degrees Celsius, so you shouldn’t worry about feeling cold.
You should wear tops and shorts, and all the light summer clothes you can find in your closet that suit your personal style.
Also, shoes should be more about comfort and less about fashion.
Nights are never cold in Belize, but you should bring something light to cover up in case it gets chilly around midnight.
What to wear in June?
You can expect rain and summer showers in June when visiting Belize.
It usually rains around ten days a month, but daily temperatures are still very warm. Humidity is, as expected, on the rise during the next few months.
You should also take care of yourself and stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and other types of medical protection.
It would be best to wear loose linen and silk clothes, such as dresses, shirts, skirts… Besides frequent showers, June is a very good month to visit Belize.
During the summer stay in Belize, you should experiment with your personal style, learn about what locals wear, try different patterns and materials and see which ones you find fitting.
Because the dress code is basically non-existent, you have the luxury of choosing the most original YOU style.
Also, don’t forget accessories such as bandanas, hair clips, random bracelets, and necklaces.
What to wear in July?
With the average temperature being around 28 degrees Celsius, and a maximum of 30, you should bear in mind that even though it is not very hot, the humidity is always high, which can exaggerate the personal feeling in contrast with the real outside temperature.
That is why, if you want to avoid sweating, you should wear loose and light clothes that are not sticking directly to your skin.
It is very important for your skin to breathe, which is also relevant when it comes to shoes.
Airy tennis shoes for outdoor activities, or sandals for walking, are a perfect fit for Belize in July.
Rain is frequent during this month. On average, around fourteen days are rainy.
Even though thunderstorms could appear during the night, the temperature doesn’t go down which means you won’t be needing warmer clothes.
What to wear in August?
August is the month that marks the decrease in rain and increase in temperature.
The average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius, going up to 30 or 31.
This month is specific because it is often called “Little dry”, referring to the temperature, rain, and humidity.
You should try and search for a new sense of style while visiting Belize.
Its beautiful culture, many archaeological sites, and magical seacoast will definitely be an inspiration for creating new outfits and looking at clothes and styles differently.
What to wear in September?
During September, the average temperature goes around 27 degrees Celsius and goes as high as 30 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, it goes as low as 25 degrees Celsius, so you can feel just a slight difference during the day and in the evening.
Septembers in Belize are enjoyable, even though there are approximately 15 rainy days during the month.
Despite the humidity, with light-colored clothes such as tops in different patterns, or stripe shorts, you will be able to show your true self on the vacation.
Even though it is known as the rainy season, September is also a great month to visit Belize. There is just enough sun to go and enjoy everyday activities and try something new, but still not too hot to feel uncomfortable.
What to wear in October?
It is starting to get a bit colder in October. The average daily temperature is around 26 degrees.
It changes because of the wind coming from the northern part of Belize.
The temperature in October doesn’t go below 24 degrees which still, in fact, makes it a summer and warm destination, even in what is usually considered a fall or winter time of the year. That is what makes Belize an all-year tourist destination.
Nights at this time of year can get colder, so it is recommended to bring a sweater or hoody for the evenings.
It is also the rainiest month of all with approximately 16 days of weather change, which can bring problems to those who do not stand humidity very well.
It is recommended to dress according to the weather, usually in layers. At this time of the year, you should bring shirts and shorts, something you can put on top of it, still looking stylish.
What to wear in November?
November is one of the two coldest months of the year in Belize. Despite the title, the temperature doesn’t go below 24 degrees Celsius.
If you are planning a trip in November, you should pack layers of clothes, and most importantly, bring fitting and comfortable shoes, such as sports sneakers or tennis shoes.
This is also one of the rainiest parts of the year, with an average of 14 rainy days. You should consider packing more socks, underwear, and other changing clothes, just so you know you are secure for the long run.
Even though it is “colder”, visitors from the north still call it warm and cozy. It actually shows that no matter when you plan the trip to Belize, it is going to be good timing.
What to wear in December?
If you plan on celebrating New Year’s Eve in Belize, you should put on a cool outfit because it is definitely going to be warmer than in your hometown. The average temperature for this time of the year is 24 degrees Celsius, with a maximum of 27 degrees.
With its average of eleven rainy days, December seems like a perfect month for a trip to Belize. It also means you can celebrate New Year on the beach, sunbathing and enjoying the sun’s rays.
You should pack clothes that can layer because at night the temperature will go as low as 22 degrees Celsius. Outdoor shoes, not sandals, are recommended during this time of the year.
Belize is a wonderful travel destination with never-ending warm and sunny days, a true Caribbean fairy tale.
You can practically dress the same for the entire year and never feel hot or cold.
There are only slight changes in temperature and rain during the year, which makes it a perfect all-year destination.
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