Belize in September
September is an outstanding time to visit Belize as airlines offer competitive rates, resorts and lodges offer discounts, and tours and popular spots are less crowded. With great weather and plenty of sunshine, September is when Belizeans come home from abroad to participate in a month-long celebration of their national heritage and history.
Top Things to Do and See in Belize in September
St. George’s Caye Day – On September 10, 1798, the British won a crucial naval battle over the Spanish navy near the island of St. George’s Caye, an event celebrated every year with a national holiday.
Independence Day – September 21 caps off weeks of patriotic pride as Belizeans celebrate gaining their independence from Great Britain on this day in 1981.
Other September Celebrations – The country will throng with live musical concerts, parades, food fairs, street dancing, Carnival, and exuberant displays of the red, white and blue (Belize’s national colors).
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave – Once used by ancient Maya priests for human sacrifices, the cave lay undisturbed for 1,000 years and can now be visited with licensed tour guides.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve – This enormous region of protected waters lies along the Belize Barrier Reef and is an ideal spot to see sea turtles, sponges, sea anemones, rays, and sharks up close.
Stay at a Top Belize Resort – Most resorts and lodges offer substantial savings during September, making it more affordable to stay at some of the best places in the country. Near Belize City, stay at the Black Orchid Resort, Cahal Pech Village Resort and Caves Branch Jungle Lodge near San Ignacio Town in Cayo District, Victoria House and Portofino on the Ambergris Caye, Yok Ha Island Resort offshore from Dangriga, and Chabil Mar and Laru Beya on the Placencia Peninsula.
Once you’ve finished celebrating all of the national holidays, be sure to visit the ongoing excavations at Xunantunich, explore ATM cave, and head out to the Belize Barrier Reef for unparalleled sailing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Weather in Belize in September
September is in the middle of the green season when the forests and jungles are rejuvenated and bursting with life. Expect plenty of sunshine with some late-night and early morning showers. Daytime highs range around 81 F (27 C) with lows around 76 F (25 C) accompanied by refreshing breezes that keep the humidity at bay.
With so many wonderful things to do and see during a month where locals celebrate their history with pride, the attractive airfares, fewer crowds, and the price reductions for the top resorts, hotels, and lodges, September is definitely an excellent time to pack your bags and come visit Belize.