Geographic Information

Geographic Information

» Location: Located in the heart of Central America, Belize is bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. Belize consists of a land area of 8,867 square miles and is known for having the longest living Barrier Reef in the world that stretches out along its Eastern Coast. From the airport in Belize City, to San Ignacio, the second largest city, there is about a 2 hour and 15 minute drive along a two lane road.

» Climate: The overall climate of Belize can be described as sub-tropical. The mean annual humidity is 83% but there are many days when the humidity is masked by the cooling sea breezes.  Overally, expect it to be HOT! 

Temperatures in Belize range from 50ºF to 95ºF with an annual mean of 79ºF. November to January is traditionally the coolest time of the year with a 75ºF average; May to September is the warmest at about 81ºF average. However, because of the high percentage of humidity, the real feel is usually about 20-30 degrees above the actual temperature, in other words prepare for a very warm climate if you come during this time.

Belize has two seasons: wet and dry. The onset of dry season varies widely from year to year, but once the onset of dry season commences, the actual amount of rain falling during the “dry” is a predictable amount. Locals can usually predict the amount of rain that will fall during this time, and they will tell you that the May/June time frame is the hottest and most difficult to endure. While the number of rainy days varies considerably from place to place, as a general rule, the higher the average rainfall, the greater the departure from the norm.

This does not mean that it will be like that the rest of the year. As a general rule, the higher the average rainfall, the greater are the departures from the norm. The number of rainy days varies considerably from place to place.

» Appearance: Belize is a popular and highly revisited tourist location because of its beauty, marine life, tropical climate, beautiful breezes and friendly culture.

While Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America, it is also considered part of the Caribbean.  You will be amazed and the friendliness of the Belizean people and the beauty of their diverse country, with mountains and beaches within a couple hours of each other.

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