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 March, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Guatemala
  • 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
  • Zacapa is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Río Dulce

Annual weather in Guatemala

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Guatemala for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 41°F to 92°F
0 to 14 days*
February 43°F to 94°F
0 to 12 days*
March 45°F to 95°F
0 to 11 days*
April 49°F to 97°F
3 to 14 days*
May 50°F to 97°F
9 to 26 days*
June 49°F to 92°F
13 to 28 days*
July 45°F to 94°F
7 to 25 days*
August 45°F to 94°F
12 to 26 days*
September 47°F to 92°F
15 to 28 days*
October 47°F to 90°F
9 to 24 days*
November 43°F to 90°F
2 to 17 days*
December 43°F to 92°F
0 to 13 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Guatemala by cities

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City

The best months to go to Guatemala City are january, february, march, april, november and december.



The best months to go to Antigua are january, february, march, april, november and december.



The best time to go to Cobán is march.

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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, Antigua, Cobán, Flores and Huehuetenango, 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, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Guatemala is high in: January, November and December.

  • Very low season in Guatemala: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Guatemala: February, March, April, July and August.
  • High season in Guatemala: January and November.
  • Peak season in Guatemala: 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 may ($ 309 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 217 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 City76°F79°F83°F83°F79°F76°F77°F77°F76°F76°F76°F76°F
Río Dulce81°F83°F86°F90°F90°F90°F88°F90°F90°F88°F83°F81°F
San Marcos72°F74°F74°F74°F72°F70°F70°F70°F68°F70°F72°F72°F
Asuncion Mita86°F90°F92°F94°F90°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F
Puerto San José92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F


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What can I do in Guatemala?

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Culture and heritage


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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, Antigua, Cobán, Flores, Huehuetenango, Río Dulce, San Marcos, Tulate, and 12 other cities.

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

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