When is the best time to go to Guatemala?

When is the best time to go to Guatemala? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Guatemala, the weather is good everywhere in March and April
  • The best months to go to Guatemala City are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Guatemala City are February, March, April and May, and the coldest months are January, February, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Champerico, Tecojate, El Paredon, Esquipulas, Iztapa, Monterrico, Ocos, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa and Sipacate, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Puerto San José

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Guatemala
Map of the best times to visit Guatemala ©whereandwhen.net

Caribbean coast of Guatemala
Livingston, Puerto Barrios, Morales...

February, March, April and May
81°F to 90°F°C
2 to 14 days
81°F to 85°F
January, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
79°F to 90°F°C
5 to 25 days
81°F to 86°F

Central of Guatemala
Guatemala City, Cobán, Zacapa...

74°F to 90°F°C
0 to 9 days
January, February, April, November and December
68°F to 94°F°C
0 to 14 days
July and October
68°F to 86°F°C
4 to 24 days
May, June, August and September
68°F to 90°F°C
4 to 28 days

Pacific coast of Guatemala
Champerico, Puerto San José, Tecojate...

January, February, March, July, November and December
85°F to 95°F°C
0 to 21 days
83°F to 88°F
April, May, June, August, September and October
85°F to 95°F°C
0 to 25 days
85°F to 88°F

Flores, El Naranjo, Tikal...

February, March, April, May and July
83°F to 99°F°C
0 to 12 days
January, June, August, September, October, November and December
79°F to 94°F°C
0 to 19 days

West of Guatemala
Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Nentón...

70°F to 90°F°C
0 to 4 days
January, March, November and December
67°F to 92°F°C
0 to 11 days
74°F to 92°F°C
0 to 14 days
May, June, July, August, September and October
67°F to 90°F°C
2 to 28 days

Best time to travel to Guatemala by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Guatemala

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Guatemala and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Guatemala City, Champerico, Cobán, Livingston and El Naranjo, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Guatemala

Find out when Guatemala has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Guatemala

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, May, June, July, September and October. The number of visitors to Guatemala is high in: January, April, August, November and December.

  • Very low season in Guatemala: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Guatemala: February, March and July.
  • High season in Guatemala: January, April and August.
  • Peak season in Guatemala: November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Guatemala month by month

Average price for flights to Guatemala

A return flight between New York City and Guatemala City is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 301 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 336 more for your airline ticket to Guatemala City if you go in december.

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Where to go in Guatemala?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Guatemala City77°F79°F83°F83°F79°F76°F77°F77°F76°F76°F76°F76°F
El Naranjo83°F86°F92°F97°F95°F92°F92°F92°F90°F86°F83°F83°F
Puerto Barrios81°F83°F85°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F83°F83°F
Puerto San José92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F
El Estor81°F83°F85°F90°F90°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F83°F81°F
El Paredon88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F
El Semillero Barra Nahualate88°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F86°F88°F


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Is this weather information for Guatemala reliable?

Climate data for Guatemala has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Guatemala allows us to determine the average for each month in Guatemala City, Champerico, Cobán, Livingston, El Naranjo, Flores, Huehuetenango, Morales, and 39 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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