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Belize is a laid-back paradise similar to the cruising grounds of the South Pacific, and it is less crowded than other parts of the Caribbean. A Belize sailing vacation is unique and special because it is known for world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, great chartering in protected waters, and beautiful natural beauty.
Belize is a country in northern Central America. Mexico is located to the north, and Guatemala is to the west. The western Caribbean is bordered by the rest of Belize. A great place to go on a Belize sailing vacation is the Mesoamerican Reef. This reef is about 350 nautical miles long and runs from the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula down to the Belizean coast.
Belize is home to more than 400 cays, providing endless adventure opportunities. The reefs are made up of at least 50 species of hard and soft corals. Manatees, whale sharks, and many species of tropical fish thrive in these waters, and all seabirds are plentiful, including the Magnificent Frigate and the Brown Booby.
The average annual temperature in Belize is 80 Fahrenheit, The temperature may drop to the low '60's in winter. It can get very hot in the middle of summer in the mainland. During the summer months, trade winds usually blow along the coast and in the cayes. Except for a few weeks in the hottest months.except for a few weeks during the hottest months. The dry season is from December to May; the rainy season is from June to November. Hurricanes can happen, but they are most likely to hit in August and September. The south and jungle areas get the most rain, and the north and Cayes get the least. There are average temperatures between 79 and 83 degrees F.
There are minimal waves inside the barrier reef but the breeze is fresh, creating superb sailing conditions. Turneffe Islands and Glover's atolls are both a half day's sail away, and Lighthouse Reef can be reached in another half day's sail.