Belmopan is the capital of Belize and has a population of only about 16,000. The capital was replaced from much bigger Belize City in 1970 when the government was replaced to Belmopan, the main reason being a very destructive hurricane in 1961 which ruined huge parts of Belize City. Belmopan itself is located further inland, centrally in the country but still within 100 kilometres from most places as the country is small. The city may be the administrative capital, but Belize City still is the cultural and financial heart. For travellers there isn't much going on in small Belmopan. That said, it is not really unattractive either and still is a lively Belizean mix of cultures.
Belmopan is hot and humid, and unlike Belize City hasn't got a cool breeze to make things a bit more bearable. Daytime temperatures average around 28 °C to 30 °C year round and night temperatures are mostly around or above 20 °C. The rainy season lasts from June to November, making December to May a better time for a visit.
|Avg Max||28 °C||29.2 °C||31.2 °C||32.8 °C||34.1 °C||32.3 °C||31.7 °C||32 °C||31.8 °C||30.8 °C||29.2 °C||28 °C|
|Avg Min||17.7 °C||17.6 °C||18.5 °C||20 °C||21.6 °C||22.6 °C||22 °C||21.9 °C||22.1 °C||21.3 °C||20 °C||18.7 °C|
|Rainfall||128 mm||64 mm||44 mm||44.3 mm||84.8 mm||305.7 mm||276.2 mm||224.9 mm||254.8 mm||215.3 mm||199.7 mm||178.2 mm|
|Hummingbird Guest Lodge & Hostel||Mile 29, Hummingbird Highway||HOSTEL||-|
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