July in Belize

Belize in July - End of shoulder season with hot and humid days and occasional rainfall
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Marking the end of the shoulder season, July is a popular time to visit Belize. In fact, July is when summer travel to Belize reaches its peak as many families visit to take advantage of the start of their children’s summer break. While brief, occasional rain showers occur, the month is filled with abundant sunshine and a range of thrilling activities to enjoy.

Weather in July

Average Number of Rainy Days and Rainfall in Belize by Month

July in Belize is characterized by weather that is hot and sunny with occasional showers that are typically short and intense, often occurring in the afternoon or overnight. The average daytime temperature is 88°F (31°C) with nighttime lows of 82°F (29°C). The humidity remains high, reaching an average of 80%, creating a muggy atmosphere. For daily excursions, wear sun protection such as lightweight and breathable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, and carry a rain jacket or umbrella just in case. And don’t forget insect repellant.

Best Things to Do

Grilled lobster and vegetables

July is a fantastic time to visit Belize, offering a wide range of summer activities that allow you to fully experience the country’s natural wonders, rich history, and vibrant culture. Here are some of the top things to do during your trip to Belize in July:

1. Lobster Festivals in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia

Starting in early July, celebrate the opening of Belize’s lobster season by attending the lively Lobster Festivals held in San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia. Indulge in delectable lobster dishes, participate in various games and tournaments, and immerse yourself in fun social events. Starting in San Pedro, their lobster festival runs from July 4th – 15th and in Caye Caulker and Placencia, it will take place over the long weekend of July 14th – 16th.

2. Snorkeling and Diving the Belize Barrier Reef

July provides excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving adventures along the Belize Barrier Reef. With warm waters and great visibility, you can explore numerous captivating spots along the country’s coastline. Whether you choose to visit Hol Chan, Mexico Rocks, South Water Caye Marine Reserve, or the mesmerizing Belizean atolls, you’ll be treated to world-class underwater experiences.

3. Explore Mayan Heritage

Belize boasts a fascinating Mayan history, and July is an ideal time to delve into the remnants of this ancient civilization. Since the weather can be hot, it is recommended to explore Mayan sites in the early morning to avoid the peak heat or occasional showers. Make sure to include iconic sites like Xunantunich, Caracol, ATM Cave, and Lamanai in your itinerary to immerse yourself in the captivating Mayan culture.

4. Venture into the Belizean Jungle

With over 60% of Belize covered in lush forests, the country offers abundant opportunities for jungle exploration. July’s warm weather is perfect for hiking, and many trails lead to refreshing waterfalls, offering a rejuvenating experience. Consider visiting destinations such as Mountain Pine Ridge, Bocawina National Park, and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary for incredible wildlife sightings and breathtaking natural beauty.

5. Delight in Belize’s Summer Fruits

July is a great time to be in Belize if you want to enjoy a variety of delectable summer fruits. Some popular Belizean fruits to try in July include mango, mamey, guaya, golden plum, craboo, malay apple, and sea grape. You can also find papaya, bananas, pineapple, and coconut, which are typically available year-round.

6. Benque Fiesta

Celebrated annually in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen, Benque Fiesta is one of the biggest events in western Belize. This local Mestizo fair celebrates the day of Benque’s patron saint (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) with cultural shows, marimba bands, food, and games. It all takes place over a weekend around July 16th at the Cancha Marshalleck Stadium which is at the center of the town.

7. Pibil Fest

If you’re a fan of roasted suckling pig, you’ll love this festival. Held in the village of Progresso in the Corozal District, the Pibil Festival celebrates the Maya culinary tradition of cooking pork. “Pibil”, which means “buried”, refers to the tradition of wrapping a whole pig in banana leaves and then burying it underground with firewood and hot stones for hours until tender. A host of other activities round out the festival.



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