It’s always the best time to visit Belize! If you decided to travel to Belize during the summertime, you’re in for a plethora of fun-filled activities and events. The weather in Belize typically hovers around 85 degrees, the lobster season has begun, and San Pedro is bustling with lively festivals. What more could you want? Plus, summer in Belize is the “slow season,” which means you can experience a more authentic and peaceful experience with fewer tourists and shorter lines at airports.
Whether it’s high season or low season, Belize is always bursting with exciting activities and attractions. Learn how you can enjoy the best getaway at Mahogany Bay Resort on Ambergris Caye with the help of our complimentary Vacation Guide.
All About Summer in Belize
It’s time to plan the best summer vacation ever! We’ll tell you all about how you can make the most out of the summer months in Belize.
Enjoy Lobster Season
Here in Belize, we love all things lobster! Each year the lobster harvesting season starts in June in the Caribbean. This year, the season-opening will be July 1, 2021. Visitors will flock to the Belizean islands to soak up the summer sunshine and enjoy these delicious crustaceans.
Get up close and personal with the barrier reef and embark on our full-day boat trip, including lobster fishing, snorkeling, and a beach BBQ. You’ll have a blast searching for these creatures at several sites around Ambergris Caye, in addition to snorkeling and regular fishing. Then, our expert guides will navigate to an off-grid beach on the island’s uninhabited west side to prepare you a fantastic lunch. Your Belizean meal will typically include rice and beans, potato salad, tortillas, fresh fruit, and the catch of the day dressed in veggies and local flavor. Feel free to crack open a cold, hard-earned beer and celebrate this unforgettable highlight of your trip.
Local Fact: The lobsters here are quite different from your typical Maine lobsters. Our warm water lobsters are known as the Caribbean spiny lobster and look nothing like those found in the United States. The taste is similar, but spiny lobsters lack large meaty claws and are praised for their juicy tails.
Celebrate at the San Pedro Lobster Fest
Each year, the lobster season is celebrated across San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia. This year, the annual San Pedro Lobster Fest kicks off on June 29, 2021. Throughout the event, you’ll enjoy lobster-themed fun, like water sports, competitions, beach parties, live concerts, dancing, and of course, plenty of mouthwatering food.
Attend the International Costa Maya Festival
The annual Costa Maya Festival has grown to be one of Belize’s largest and most anticipated cultural events of the year. It’s held in San Pedro and begins on August 1, 2021, and lasts for three days. This fabulous event features live music and entertainment, cultural performances from the region’s top acts, delectable cuisine, games, and the Miss Costa Maya International pageant.
Book Your Summer Stay at Mahogany Bay Resort
It’s time to book your vacation during summer in Belize. When you stay with us at Mahogany Bay Resort during the summertime, you’ll enjoy warm weather, blooming flamboyant trees, fresh avocadoes and mangoes, and breathtaking skyscapes and sunsets. You can choose from a selection of five-star family-friendly accommodations, including private cottages, lofts, and townhomes. Plus, you’ll have access to all our fantastic onsite amenities, including our pool, private beach club, restaurants, spa, and shops.