Guatemalan Highlands

Guatemalan Highlands, Guatemala
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Climate & Best time to visit Guatemalan Highlands

Climate in Guatemala:

Number of rainy days:

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Best time to visit Guatemalan Highlands:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is the dry season and is often considered the best time to visit most parts of Guatemala. The weather is generally dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the 60s to 80s Fahrenheit (15-30°C). It's ideal for exploring archaeological sites, hiking, and cultural experiences. You'll encounter less rainfall, clear skies, and good visibility during this time. Be prepared for higher prices and more tourists.

May to October (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Guatemala varies by region, with heavier rainfall in some areas than others. Rainfall typically occurs in the afternoon or evening, with mornings often being dry and sunny. The rainy season brings lush, green landscapes and fewer tourists, making it an excellent time for budget-conscious travelers. Some activities like white-water rafting and bird-watching are better during this time. However, be prepared for occasional heavy rain showers, especially in mountainous regions.

July to November (Hurricane Season):

  • Guatemala is generally not directly affected by hurricanes, but there can be increased rainfall and occasional storms during this period, especially on the Caribbean coast. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for possible disruptions.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in witnessing the colorful Day of the Dead celebrations, plan your visit for late October and early November. Antigua Guatemala is particularly known for its elaborate festivities during this time.

Money & Prices

Currency in Guatemala:

Guatemalan quetzal (GTQ)

How expensive is a trip to Guatemalan Highlands?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.72 USD
Fast food meal:
6.30 USD
Mid-range meal:
18.13 USD
Bottle of water:
0.60 USD
Soft drink:
1.25 USD
2.90 USD
Local Beer:
2.55 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.60 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.99 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Guatemala general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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