Visitors from around the world have fallen in love with Belize — and if you’re curious about what the attraction is, there’s no better time to visit than November. Conditions are nearly perfect from practically every angle. Here’s everything you need to know before visiting.
November represents the beginning of the dry season, and that means that rainfall is rare and intermittent when it does happen. Bright blue skies and brilliant sunlight are to be expected, but the temperatures may be the best part. Highs for the month hover in the mid-80s, while the lows rarely drop lower than the low 70s.
September is the peak month for holidays in the country, but November is home to one of the most important — Garifuna Settlement Day on the 19th of the month. These Afro-Caribbean people escaped slavery to find a new home in Belize, and they’re now a critical part of the country’s ethnic milieu. And while it’s not exactly an event, November falls in the middle of important fishing seasons — namely king conch and spiny lobster.
The beginning of the dry season is also the beginning of tourist season, but it’s early enough that you can miss most of the worst crowds if you’re a resourceful traveler. Inland communities like San Ignacio Town offer a more authentic experience with fewer tourist traps to get stuck in than if you visited a beach community like Ambergris Caye or Placencia Village. No matter which part of the country you decide to visit, you can count on all of the tour companies and other tourism-adjacent services to be in full swing.
November may represent tourist season, but you can certainly visit Belize without having to spend much money at all. Exchange rates between the Belizean and American dollars are favorable for foreign travelers, and you don’t have to look far to find great deals on hotels. The award-winning San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers modern luxuries with access to the wild and untamed Cayo District. But we’re also offering generous discounts and vacation specials throughout the season.