Guatemala Rainy Season For Travelers
For some reason Travelers feel by reading news and weather reports Guatemala’s Rainy season is monsoons rain every day. Generally, the Guatemala rainy season (or Invierno, winter) is May through October. The dry season (or Verano, summer) runs from November to April. Along the Pacific Coast, the dry season lasts several weeks longer than in other places.
Lake Atitlan for example is surrounded by Volcanoes, a basin, or bowl, each day around 5:30 PM it rains during the Guatemala Rainy season. During the day we have clear and hot sunny days. Be home by 5:30 is advised.
Antigua and Guatemala City are often spared rains, Lake Atitlan’s proximity to the coast has far more rain than these cities.
North in the country is Tikal and during the rainy season, it is hot and muggy.
For me, I love the rainy season, rain at night for sleep, clears the air and you have that smell of clean earth. The mountain range around Lake Atitlan turns shades of green from the planting of crops.
If you plan to travel come to Guatemala Rainy Season, fewer tourists, great sunny days, and the best people.