There are many misconceptions about travelling during Hurricane Season, but I am here to tell you that there is no need to fret and that there can actually be some benefits to travelling during these months!
Hurricane Season began on the 1st of June and ends on the 30th of November, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t still book your holiday to Belize during this period. Although we can never predict if a hurricane will hit our region this year, the truth is that it is unlikely to happen as most of these storms end up being pushed up into the Gulf of Mexico or out towards Africa. In fact only 4 Hurricanes have directly hit Belize since the year 2000. However it is wet season so it is likely that you would experience more rain compared to other months, but for the tropics these rain showers generally occur in the morning or late at night leaving most of the day for you to relax or explore. Just yesterday for example it was rainy at 9am and the sky was filled with dark clouds, but by 10:30am the clouds disappeared and it was hot and sunny for the rest of the day.
The weather in Belize will still be ideal but by travelling during these months you will have the opportunity to get your hands on some cheaper flights and accommodation as prices are brought down. You will also be able to enjoy the fact that islands like Caye Caulker will not be jam-packed with tourists like it is in high season, making this paradise even more peaceful and relaxing!
So it’s true we don’t know what Mother Nature has install for us this year, but as long as you do your research and make the necessary preparations then there is no need to put your vacation plans on hold!
Most importantly we just hope that everyone in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean stay safe this Hurricane Season!