The First Day of Fall on Ambergris Caye: Not Really…
Belize definitely has seasons – winter, summer, rainier season, dry season, busy season, slower season – but autumn? The classic autumn of red, orange, and yellow, sweaters and scarves, shorter days, and a nip in the air… it’s just not a thing in Belize.
We are too close to the equator, summer temperatures are not abating at all. I find September to be the hottest month of the year – let’s use the word scorching.
WeatherAtlas.com puts it in terms that make sense to me.
In San Pedro, things have slowed down considerably. (Though – big shout out to my friends at the San Pedro Post Office who assure me that things are busier than ever)
September celebrations ended with a BANG on September 21st – a HHHHUUUUUGEEEE jam-packed concert from the night before ended in the wee hours of the morning…
…followed by a street march called J’Ouvert to welcome the dawn of Independence Day – September 21st…
And then the amazing parade through San Pedro. (See all the 2023 Pics!)
Yesterday, I acknowledged the official start of fall at my favorite coffee spot – Lavish Habit. They do an amazing hot Pumpkin Spice Latte. (You can also get it iced!)
I then walked around to take some photos but MAN is it hot. And the hot latte? Delicious…but pushed me over my acceptable heat index. Happy Fall everyone.
You can see how still things are. A few quick pics and I went to search for some shade.
If you are thinking of visiting in October – there are LOTS of great reasons including Halloween, A SOLAR ECLIPSE, conch season and great prices.
You can check my 11 best seasons to visit in October here.