Belize is popular with US visitors, so public and school vacations can get very busy, as is the cruise season, February until mid-April.
June is the month for LobsterFests around the country, although the founders on Caye Caulker have theirs in July.
The Ruta Maya canoe race on the Old Belize River in March is an iconic event locally.
The tropics become seriously tropical in April and May with humidity levels going off the scale.
If you fancy a Christmas visit, it’s a perfect time climate wise, but December and January really are peak season, packed out, high prices and so on. Head south to avoid the crowds.
August, September and October are the rainiest, and many businesses shut down for the latter two. But you will always find gaps in the clouds and welcoming inns. And bargains too.
Hurricane season can hit the coast between June and October. There have been sixteen since 1930, and the last major one was in August 2012.
September is for celebrating local style with Carnival, Independence Day and St. George’s Caye Day all falling during this month.
Head south to the Garifuna towns for National Garifuna Day on November 19. Especially if drumming is your thing.