What is Visiting Belize in October Actually Like?
Belize recently opened for leisurely travel on October 1, which sounds appealing. That is, until you Google “October in Belize” and see the warnings about rain and hurricanes that could potentially dampen your visit. After all, October (and into November) is still the Atlantic Hurricane Season. So what is visiting Belize during the month of October (and even November) actually like? No, the “worst time to visit Belize” does not equal a terrible trip. Sure, it may rain a few days but there’s hidden perks to traveling in a traditionally seasonal time most would avoid. If you’re thinking of a last-minute Belize trip before a true winter sets in, here’s what to know!
Are there really only 2 seasons in Belize?
Yes. In Belize, there are two defined seasons: the rainy, and the dry. The dry season spans from December 1 to May 31, while the rainy season is June 1 to November 30. But, you’ve got to remember that you are in the tropics. It may rain during the dry season, and can be dry during the rainy season. That said, the highest risk for hurricanes and tropical storms in Belize is in September and October. After all, Belize’s rainy season coincides with the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although, thankfully, Belize has lucked out to be hit less frequently than neighboring Caribbean islands and even Florida, thanks to its geographical position. However, no man controls nature.