What is the time zone of Belize?

Belize is in the Central Time zone. All places including the capital Belmopan and the islands have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country is not observing daylight savings so the clock remains unchanged during the year.

  • Central Standard Time (CST):– 6:00 UTC (behind)
belize time zone map
central america time zone map
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Time of neighboring islands and countries

If you travel outside Belize you might change time zones. But it really depends where and when you cross the border.

To Mexico:

  • When crossing the Yucatan border with Mexico you will enter the Eastern Time zone, which is +1 hour (ahead)

To Guatemala:

  • There is no time difference as Guatemala is in the same time zone all year round

Belize Daylight Savings Time (DST)

There is no daylight savings time.

Other countries in Central America

You can check out information and maps of other Central American countries by clicking below links.

Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time Atlantic Time
Mexico * Mexico * Mexico * Panama
Costa Rica
El Salvador
* = multiple time zones