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Climate

In Belize, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy and muggy season from June to October, and a less hot season from November to February, when the northeast trade winds prevail, but they still unload rainfall, which gradually decreases, so that from February to April it's the driest period. From March to May, before the rainy season, the heat gradually increases, so that in April and May the hottest days of the year occur, and there may be torrid days, especially in inland areas; in May, even thunderstorms become a bit more frequent. 

The best time to visit Belize, for beach life, and for exploring the atolls and the coral reefs, goes from February to April, being the period in which the rains are more scarce, and the heat is not as muggy as in the following months. January falls in the cool period, although it is a bit more rainy, but overall you can also choose this month. To go in search of the Mayan ruins, in March and especially in April, the heat can be intense in the interior, though, on the positive side, we are in the middle of the dry season. From May to October, in addition to the rainy season, you must take into account the heat, which is sultry and unpleasant. From June to November, there's some risk of hurricanes, which, however, are most likely between August and October. 


Getting Here

 

Phillip Goldson Airport (BZE) for international flights

Several other airports for domestic flights including those in Placencie, San Pedro, Belize City, Caye Caulker, Dangriga etc

Belize City is the main port of entry

Water Taxis are best for travel between islands

 

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Good to know

 
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WATER TAXIS
If you wish to travel around the various cayes and atolls without having to sail your own boat, hop on a water taxi. You will find regular services operating to and from Belize City, Caye Caulker, and San Pedro.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
A local flight could be a hassle-free way to reach your destination in no time, and domestic flight schedules are generally coordinated with the arrival and departure times of international flights.

CAR
If you wish to keep your independence during your stay in the country, you will find several car rental companies available at the airport. But beware, driving in Belize, although it may seem simple enough, can become quickly challenging and will require a lot of guessing and hoping that you are indeed on the correct road – even when armed with a map. But unlike the road signs, there will always be a local to indicate you where to go. Still considering the option? In this case, make sure to rent a solid 4x4 vehicle, as the roads here can get pretty bumpy, which gets even worse in the dark, so it’s better to drive only during the day.

BUS
The country boasts a great bus network servicing the whole country, with a stop in pretty much every town. Taking one of the colourful buses is an authentic Belizean experience in itself, and a great occasion to mingle with the locals, sample some of the country’s genuine food (such freshly baked cinnamon buns), and let yourself be transported by the chatter and vibrant music that make a Belizean bus trip probably the most enjoyable on the planet!


History of belize

The history of the Americas and countries like Belize, started out about 50,00 years ago with migrants from Asia who travelled east over a (now non-existent) passage to become the ancestors of Belize's indigenous people. Throughout the ages, Belize has been inhabited by a whole mixture of people, contributing to its diverse culture; tribal people and Europeans who came to colonise the land, have weathered the effects of slavery, colonialism, agricultural advancements, and industrialisation. Despite the changes, this is a country that has retained its beautiful lushness and breath-taking terrain, with people who have endured great struggles to gain its independence. 

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