Considering a Belize vacation, but can’t decide when to visit? Let this information be your guide. Come in January to hang out with snowbirds escaping North America’s cold and darkness. New Year’s Eve extends throughout January, and since temperatures range from 80°F (27°C) by day and 70°F (21°C) by night, you’ll enjoy every moment of your stay. Make it February if you crave tropical romance. Couples spending Valentine’s Day are assured privacy thanks to Belizeans who are among the most discreet in the world. Daytime highs average around 80°F (27°C); nights around 70°F (21°C). Visit in March for the Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge. This 4-day canoe race from San Ignacio to the old capital could become an annual event made even more pleasurable by temperate weather of around 83F (28°C) by day and 74F (23°C) by night. Come in April for a spring break. If Easter falls this month, you’ll be inspired by religious events while secular fun includes the Easter bunny. Expect highs of 85°F (29°C) by day and around 76°F (24°C) by night. Whale shark season is beginning. You want to swim with these gentle creatures, right? Frolic in May as summer nears and daytime temps can reach 87°F (31°C), dropping to around 79°F (26°C) by night. Light rains are typical during morning hours but won’t dampen your fun if you take in the Toledo Cacao Fest or make the last whale shark swims late in May. Arrive in June if you’ve got something wonderful to celebrate; a wedding, honeymoon, or graduation. Alternately, celebrate the start of low season plus moderate weather consisting of daytime highs of 84°F (29°C) and 80°F (27°C) nights. Importantly, June is the start of lobster season festivities! Visit in July when daytime highs average 86°F (30°C) and nights 79°F (26°C) to craft your own July 4th holiday. Alternately, July in Belize signals the start of cooler temperatures and vacation savings plus an absence of crowds. Come in August to attend San Pedro’s Costa Maya Sea and Air Festival. Five days of partying, international music, fun, and the Miss Costa Maya beauty contest are always a blast. Temperatures remain comfy; between 86°F (30°C) by day and 78°F (26°C) by night. Vacation in September and you’ll be dazzled by patriotic holiday celebrations as daytime temps average 81°F (27°C) with nighttime lows of 77°F (25°C). Be on hand for The Battle of St. Georges Caye Day on the 10th and Belize’s Independence Day on the 21st so you can be part of the parades, parties, and festivals. Party in October with or without a costume. Daytime highs of 79°F (26°C) and evenings averaging 75°F (24°C) make this month ideal for folks who can’t get enough of Halloween, Finados and the World Indigenous Music Festival. Give thanks for November temperatures that range between 73°F (23°C) and 76°F (24°C) because it’s time to take part in Garifuna Settlement Day on the 19th. This holiday is an homage to a people whose history is so compelling you’ll want to know more, and what better way to do that than by immersing yourself in all aspects of Garifuna culture? In December, holidays you cherish are ideally spent on a Belize beach with a celebratory cocktail in hand. December daytime highs average 80°F (27°C) and 75°F (24°C) by night, so whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, you’ll have the time of your life! Where to stay during your Belize vacation? As you can tell, every month is best for a visit, but the degree of enjoyment you experience depends upon where you sojourn. Having just earned a Reader’s Choice Award from Conde Nast Traveler from guests unable to stop raving about the hotel resort’s accommodations, dining, amenities, and superior service, you won’t find a more idyllic venue than the posh San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself raving about this property, no matter which month you stay at “the only jungle in town”!