January is perfect weather for a holiday. If you’re looking to get away from the cold weather, Belize is the place to be. In fact, January through April generally promises the best weather – sun, a light breeze, very little humidity and slightly cooler nights (think mid-70s F, or high 20’s C), and it also means the most visitors.
Here are the few things you can expect if you visit Belize and, more specifically, Placencia, in January.
The “rainy” season is coming to a quick end (generally Sept, October and Nov) and it took most of its bugs with it. The weather is fantastic. Warm and sunny during the day, warm at night, very little humity – you’re going to be glad you visited in January.
Can I guarantee that every day you visit is perfection? No. But ALMOST every one of them will be.
High season in Belize does not mean crowds. If you are picturing Cancun in all of its frenzy, you are picturing totally wrong.
In Belize, it just means that lots of things are going on – bars and restaurants are in full swing. Live music, karaoke, drumming events, festivals, Mayan buffets, casinos, people just lounging on floaties – there is something to do each day or night of the week (if that’s your thing), or daytime adventures if that’s more of what you enjoy.
The Food, The Food, The Food!
I really think the best way to dive into Belize is by tasting as much of the local food as you can. Eat tacos for breakfast, fry jacks, ceviche, tamales, burritos, maybe a little pigtail? Definitely stew chicken, stew pork, stew beans and rice. You can read more about about the local food in this post and also this one.
Okay, I’ve said it before, but it is EVERYTHING at this time of the year. Perfection, perfection, perfection, both in and out of the water.