Belize in November

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November is a wonderful time to visit Belize! It’s near the end of Belize’s wet season and it’s just before the beginning of the busy high tourism season (which is officially December to March). This means that if you’re in Belize in November, you get to enjoy the beautiful weather and might still find a few good travel deals on tours and accommodations.

Weather in November

Average Number of Rainy Days and Rainfall in Belize by Month

November in Belize brings mild temperatures with average daytime highs of 84°F (28°C) and nighttime lows of 72°F (22°C). The humidity level is around 83% and the winds are mild, with an average speed of 7 mph, providing a refreshing breeze to counter the warmth.

November sees a decrease in rainfall but brief showers are still common in the morning or afternoon. This month marks the transition into the dry season, which commences from around mid-November and lasts until May, bringing with it lesser rain and more sunny days.

Things to Do

Garinagu people of Belize
Hudut with Fu-fu and Casava bread

November is one of my favourite months in Belize. The moderate weather makes it a great time to explore Belize, especially for jungle adventures, and there are a ton of events/ things to do!

1. Garifuna Settlement Day

November 19 is a national holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize (known as British Honduras at the time). They arrived in Stann Creek by the sea in the early 1800s and now every year there is a reenactment followed by religious ceremonies and cultural celebrations.

LocationPrimarily, Southern Belize (Hopkins, Punta Gorda, and Dangriga) but minor reenactments happen throughout the country.
DateNovember 19, 2023 (all day)

2. Thanksgiving

A vacation is a great way to spend quality time with family and nothing beats getting away to somewhere warm for Thanksgiving. All of Belize celebrates Thanksgiving and you can surely expect restaurants and resorts to be serving turkey dinner and other Thanksgiving treats. As to why Belize celebrates Thanksgiving, some say it’s due to the American media’s influence in Belize, however, it is also due to religion.

LocationAcross Belize
DateNovember 23, 2023 (all day)

3. Battle of the Drums

The Battle of the Drums and the Belize Garifuna Music Festival is a celebration of Garifuna music and culture that takes place every year in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo. Some of the best drumming groups from all over Belize and Central America gather to compete and showcase their incredible talent and skills.

LocationPG Sporting Auditorium, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo
DateNovember 11, 2023, at 7:00 PM

4. Belize International Film Festival

The Belize International Film Festival showcases top Central American and Caribbean films, attracting both local and international audiences. The festival aims to promote cultural exchange and diversity through the display of excellent cinematographic works, as well as to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their talents.

LocationSan Ignacio and Belmopan
DateNovember 3 – 12, 2023



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