October Weather Hot & Beautiful on Ambergris Caye

Okay, okay…we are only one week into the month of October. But the weather has been hot, gorgeous, and generally sargassum-free so far. It’s been like this for much of September 2023 as well. A rainy night and perhaps a grey morning here or there but we’ve had remarkable luck – the weather has been great.

View of the docks from the Hurricane Ceviche bar
View north from Hurricane’s Ceviche Bar, Boca Del Rio, San Pedro

October in Belize usually means low wind…a flat clear ocean…and that’s what we are getting in 2023. I’ve heard it called “The October Doldrums” (pretty pics of the doldrums last year).

Doldrums sounds monotonous…depressing but if you are here to swim, snorkel, dive, or fish, it is absolutely beautiful.

Take a look at my Complete Guide to Ambergris Caye if you have never been.

Colorful San Pedro sign in Central Park
San Pedro sign in Central Park

My go-to site for weather is Windfinder.com and always keep an eye on the Hurricane Center website during this time of you.

Here are some pictures I took around town yesterday so you can see for yourself.

The wide beach by Amigos Del Mar San Pedro
The wide beach by Amigos del Mar in downtown San Pedro
The old Cholo's Bar has been given a makeover
The old Cholo’s Bar is under new management…I’m just not sure who…

And looping back to my golf cart on Front Street. Woof. Just walking a few blocks in this heat is something!

Older building on Front Street

It was about noon – on a Saturday afternoon – and you can see how quiet the town is…

I headed north a few blocks for some more pics in the Boca Del Rio neighborhood. Along the beach there are quite a few beach bars…

Sandy Toes Decorated for Halloween
Sandy Toes decorates for Halloween
Sandy toes beach bar

And their beach looked fantastic.

Beach at Sandy Toes in October
Sandy Toes Beach Bar swimming/lounging area

Just a little way up the beach…

This bar was Wayo’s (they have since moved up the beach) and then the Ugly Duck and now High Seas.

High Seas Beach Bar
A newly named bar

I pulled over at Hurricane’s Ceviche Bar because the water looked so inviting…

The entrance the Hurricane's Ceviche Bar
Mangroves by the Entrance
Beautiful mangroves by the entrance to Hurricane’s

Inside the bar/restaurant…

The view at Hurricane's Ceviche Bar
Hurricanes Inside
Lounging area at Hurricane's Ceviche Bar

I know everyone is drawn to Secret Beach but this is right in town (as opposed to a 45 minute bumpy ride)…and how great does it look? And no crowds!

Hammocks tubes at Hurricanes
Lounge area at Hurricanes
View from Hurricanes

I know what I would choose.

I admired their pretty polished conch shells on the bar as I left. The favorite food here is the Queen Conch – served in ceviche, fritters, fried, steaks and just about any way you can think of. These are different.

I think the one on the right in called Triton’s Trumpet and on the left, the King Helmet Conch. Beautiful.

King Helmet Conch and Triton's Trumpet in Belize
Left, King Helmet Conch and right, I believe is called Tritons Trumpet

Have a great weekend – a long weekend. In the US, Monday is Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day and in Belize, Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance Day.

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  1. Diana Drake on October 8th, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful how accessable the swimming is. It’s almost as hot in Miami but the only ppl with easy access to a nice swim are those with their own pool. The beach swim areas have rip currents, jelly fish n sargassum. Wish I was in San Pedro or Cay Caulker . Diana

  2. Jane on October 9th, 2023 at 7:35 am

    It’s absolutely perfect here this week, clear still water early morning rains nice breeze in afternoons. We took advantage of the sand bar and toys at Hurricane’s yesterday as well as their great food!