The Belize climate is subtropical, with a cooling breeze from the Caribbean Sea. Belize has an annual average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C). Summer high temperatures seldom exceed 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34 C), and winter lows are rarely below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 C) - even at night. The rainy season is between June and August and is the most beautiful time of year, where the rainforests truly come to life and where the short burst of mid-afternoon rain serves to cool. The dry season is from February through May. Please contact us if you would like to know what the Belize climate is like now.
Currency & Economy
The official currency for Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD; symbol BZ$). The exchange rate is approximately Bz$2 to US$1 and currency can be exchanged at most banks and hotels. ATMs (Hole in the wall) in Belize generally do accept foreign cards. Some businesses will accept dollars and American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted in many places.
Tourism is the number one industry followed by the exporting of marine products, citrus, cane sugar, bananas, and garments.
What to Pack
When traveling to the Cayo District in Western Belize outside exploration is a highlight of the guest experience. In order to guarantee your comfort a few packing suggestions are recommended for your visit. This will allow you to be well prepared to walk through the rainforest, Belize Maya Ruins or tube down a lazy river while viewing nature and wildlife at its best.
Don't forget to bring:
Comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers
Sport sandals for water-based adventures
Suggested Reading Material
Ka’ana Boutique Resort is surrounded by ancient history, rainforest and wildlife. For those who would like to delve deeper into the richness of this area prior to arrival, you can do so with our suggested reading list. They also act as a great resource while traveling.
Birds of Belize (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) by H. Lee Jones & Dana Gardner
Belize: Reefs, Rain Forests, and Mayan Ruins by Dick Lutz
Jaguar - Field study and creation of Jaguar Preserve by Alan Rabinowitz
Rainforest Home Remedies: The Maya Way To Heal Your Body and Replenish Your Soul by Rosita Arvigo
An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador by Joyce Kelly and Jerry Kelly
The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition by Robert Sharer and Loa Traxler
No refunds will be available for no shows, late arrival, or early departure. Should the guest decide to cancel, a minimum of 60 days notice is required prior to arival for a full refund, minus a US$100 administrative fee. 50% refunds will be granted for cancellations 45-59 days prior to arrival. All cancellations 44 days or less prior to arival are non-refundable.
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Belize is accessed by several ports of entry in the United States including Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, and direct flights from L.A., New York, and Canada are also available. Click Here for our interactive map experience.