What Is Visiting Belize in March Really Like?

by Carolee Chanona

It’s official, the tourism industry has made a significant rebound.  Christie Hudson, a senior public relations manager for Expedia said last year that 2022 would be “the year we wring every bit of richness and meaning out of our experiences.” And the same can be said for 2023.  As more of the world continues to welcome eager travelers, people are really ready to start thinking about their bucket-list trips again. So what about visiting Belize during the month of March? Here’s what it’s really like.

What The Weather Is Like

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An aerial of the beach in front of SunBreeze Hotel. Image via SunBreeze/Duarte Dellarole

Quite frankly, the weather is perfect. March falls smack in the middle of Belize’s dry season, which contrary to its name, doesn’t equal arid or any of its synonyms. In the month of March, the air is pleasantly lower in humidity, where days and nights are clear—uninterrupted by rain. Falling between 83°F (28°C) during the day and 74°F (23°C) at night, from mountain ridges to the coastline, Belize’s dry season runs until the end of April.

Temps drop in Belize’s innermost corners for pleasant nights all around. Image by Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

And if kite-flying competitions were any indication of the constant cool winds, March also means it’s perfect weather to head to the nearest island. Affectionately nicknamed “Easter Weather,” sailboat regattas are typically held this time of year to honor Belize’s benefactor, Baron Bliss.

Things To Do in March

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On the islands, it’s rum and sun for Spring Break: dashing adventure beckons by day and entertainment is irresistible at night. On Ambergris Caye, live music at Palapa Bar pairs perfectly with floating inner tubes while Caye Caulker is a day-tripper’s paradise; The Split is the place to be for youngsters and young-at-heart alike. And inland, one of the world’s largest river traditions takes to the riverbanks of Belize— from San Ignacio to Belize City—for a buzzing 4-day canoe race, brimming with hair-raising competitiveness.

Held annually near National Heroes & Benefactors Day, onlookers cheer for its entirety: 175 miles. Stay for the starting action with the only jungle in town at San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

But really, is there ever a bad time for a Caribbean vacation to Belize? Consistently tropical temperatures, clear yet impossibly blue seas, infinite stretches of white sand, verdant rainforests, and flavorful cuisine. All this, plus more, awaits in Belize whether you’re visiting in March or any other month! Luckily, Belize’s calendar is packed year-round, so there’s always something to do.

Header image of a sailboat in San Pedro by Marlena Gomez Photography.
Editor's note: This post was first shared on February 22, 2022. It was updated on February 20, 2023.

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