in Belize is in the spring.
Hurricane season probably not a big safety
risk given todays forecasting as long as you are paying attention and act early. However, late season storms here in the NW Carib can spin up just N of Honduras
w little notice...leaving you much less time react than early season storms that spin up in the Atlantic. Summer weather in Belize is generally nice during the day, hot of course, but squally at night...always use more protected anchorages
in summer. Some of these squalls can get intense.
Nightlife. Not exactly party central. Limited in Belize moslty to Ambergris Caye and to a lesser degree Caye Cauker and Placencia...the vast majority of the dozens of cayes inside the barrier reef are uninhabited or nearly so. Natural "wildlife" is the real draw of Belize not artificial.
. Bad stuff can happen anywhere at anytime, but Belize is an unlikely destination for trouble. The attack on the Moorings boat is the only one which has happened to a foreign vessel ever to my knowledge.
Belize waters are complex...hire a local captain
...this will reduce stress and allow you to enjoy your vacation
more...it will also allow you to venture into areas normally prohibited to bareboats...like the offshore
atolls...and get you more of an entre into local culture.
Way cool route
suggestion...book a one way charter from Belize to Rio Dulce Guatemala
...and then spend some time traveling in Guate. The contrast between the two is amazimg...like different worlds in every possible way but physically only a short distance apart. Ive run this route
many many times and it still amazes me...from barrier reef to jungle river in one day. Many boats are heading to the Rio for off season maintenance
anyway around this time. And if a hurricane should spin up the Rio is where they will run to anyway.