Belize in November
November may mean cold winds and wintry weather in North America, but balmy temperatures and sunny skies in Belize make it the perfect time to visit. With the big crowds arriving later for Christmas and New Years, November is the ideal time to enjoy fabulous weather with plenty of affordable deals on tours, transportation, and lodging at some of the top resorts and lodges in the country.
Here are some exciting activities to enjoy in Belize in November:
Garifuna Settlement Day
November 19 is when the entire country celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Garifuna people. Enjoy traditional Garifuna drumming, plenty of tasty Garifuna foods like hudut (a fish stew made with coconut), street dancing, and parades. The Garifuna are a unique people descended from a mix of African slaves and native Carib islanders who emigrated to Belize more than 200 years ago.
Battle of the Drums Festival
The town of Punta Gorda in Belize’s southern Toledo District is the site of the annual Battle of the Drums Festival. Running through the night until the wee hours of the morning, the festival is an excellent place to see demonstrations of athletic prowess and dance to the hypnotic rhythms of Garifuna and other traditional musical styles..
Visit ATM Cave
Undisturbed for more than 1,000 years, Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave was once used by the ancient Maya to conduct human sacrifices.
Snorkel and Scuba Dive in Hol Chan
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve just off the coast of Ambergris Caye is a natural paradise, perfect for snorkelers and scuba divers to marvel at the coloful panoply of marine life.
Stay at an Affordable Belize Resort
November is the perfect month to enjoy staying in one of Belize’s finer resorts, including Chabil Mar and Laru Beya in Placencia, the offshore island resort of Yok Ha, the Cahal Pech Village Resort and Caves Branch lodge in Cayo District, Portofino and Victoria House in Ambergris Caye, and the Black Orchid Resort just outside of Belize City.
Weather in Belize in November
The weather in Belize during November is generally quite wonderful with plenty of sunshine and clear skies. Expect highs around 84F (29C) during the day and lows of 75F (24C) at night.
With excellent weather, plenty of fun festivals to attend, and plenty to do and see throughout the country, November is an excellent time to visit the lovely nation of Belize.