When Is The Best Time To Go To Guatemala?

Anytime is a great time to visit Guatemala! There are all kinds of places to explore and things to do any season — rain or shine.

For starters, you can visit Mayan ruins and historic sites, or go hiking and bird watching — throughout the year.

Despite having access to adventure 365 days a year, many people do prefer to come during the dry season, which lasts from November until early May. During this time of year, it's mostly dry — except on the Caribbean coast, which can see rain throughout the year. The dry season is the best time of year for outdoor exploration. The coldest months are December through February.

The rainy season usually starts near the end of May and lasts until early November. During the rainy season, the days often begin with blue skies and turn to rain during the afternoon. September and October are the wettest months of the year. The rainy season can still be a great time to visit Guatemala, as there are fewer foreign visitors, and subsequently, less expensive hotels.

The high tourist season lasts from December to Holy Week (usually in April). During this time of year there are more travelers in Guatemala and rates go up accordingly.

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