The average temperature in Cayo is 78 degrees. Cayo tends to be cooler than other areas of Belize because of the mountains here.
The rainfall in San Ignacio Cayo is 64 inches a year. The amount of rain varies a lot in Belize – in the north of the country it’s 46 inches, in Cayo it’s 64 inches, and Punta Gourda, down south, is 145 inches; it’s always raining down there. It’s a very nice climate in Cayo; it doesn’t get too hot or too cold.
We never get hurricanes in Cayo. Hurricanes are rare in Belize, anyway. Hurricanes come in from the coast, which is about 700 miles away, so by the time they get to Cayo, they burn themselves out.
Basically, we have either the dry season or the wet season. It gets cold around November to January and people put on a sweatshirt. When it’s 60 degrees they say it’s freezing. In the winter, I put a blanket on my bed.
A high temperature of 95 degrees would be unusual. Occasionally, in the dry season it goes up to 100 degrees. The high temperature for a typical day would be 85 degrees.
(Midas Resort room in San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize, pictured.)