When is the Best Time to Visit Guatemala?

Guatemala is a beautiful and diverse country, with a rich culture, stunning landscapes, and a wide range of activities to enjoy. But with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to know when the best time to visit is.

The climate in Guatemala varies depending on the region, but in general, the country has two main seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season, which runs from May to October, is when the majority of the country's rainfall occurs. This can make some areas, particularly those at higher altitudes, difficult to access, and it can also make outdoor activities less pleasant.

The dry season, which runs from November to April, is when most visitors choose to come to Guatemala. The weather is generally dry and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. This is also the busiest time of year for tourism, so if you're planning on visiting during this period, it's a good idea to book your accommodation and activities in advance.

However, the dry season is also the hottest time of year in Guatemala, with temperatures often reaching the mid-90s (35°C) in the lowlands. If you're not a fan of hot weather, you might want to consider visiting during the wet season, when the temperatures are cooler and the crowds are smaller.

No matter when you choose to visit Guatemala, there's always something to see and do. From exploring the vibrant capital city of Guatemala City to hiking in the stunning landscapes of the countryside, there's something for everyone.

And if you want to make the most of your trip to Guatemala, consider chatting with one of our expert travel advisors to book a custom trip. Our team has years of experience planning trips to Guatemala and can help you create the perfect itinerary to suit your interests and budget. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip to Guatemala.

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