Despite the month August conjuring up images of sweltering heat, Belize in August is actually a time of relatively mild, sunny weather. In fact, daytime highs are only around 86 F (30 C) with lows of around 77 F (25 C) and almost no rain. What could be better weather for enjoying outdoor activities in Belize?

August is also when some of the most exciting festivals occur. The International Costa Maya Festival will be held this year in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye from August 2-5, 2018. This four-day festival includes street parades, musical performances from top acts from across the region, and the biggest beauty pageant of the year. La Reina de Costa Maya (The queen of Costa Maya) beauty pageant will feature Belize’s own Marcia Moody competing against seven other intelligent and talented women from Central America, a lively event that should definitely not be missed!

There’s also lots to do and see on the mainland, including hiking in a national park, horseback riding, zip lining, cave tubing (floating down underground rivers), visiting an animal sanctuary, and exploring pyramids and palaces at an ancient Maya city located deep in the jungle.

One of the best ways to get around Belize is by car because Belize is only about 60 miles (96 km) wide and 120 miles (200 km) long. And there are plenty of companies where you can rent a car in Belize, an ideal way to reach all the rugged and remote attractions like wildlife conservation areas, national parks, and ancient Maya sites.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I rent a car in Belize?” the answer is, “If you have a valid driver’s license in your home country, then yes!” The rules for driving in Belize are almost identical to those in the United States, including all signs being written in English and distances measured in miles.

The Belize international airport is where all flights land, so it’s a great place to rent a car. From there, you can reach just about any destination on the mainland in three hours or less, including Belmopan, Dangriga, Placencia, Hopkins, and San Ignacio.

If you’re interested in a car rental in Belize City, the best company to contact is Tour Belize Auto Rental. With over a decade of years of experience, Tour Belize is the best company to trust for car rentals at the Belize international airport.