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Climate & Best time to visit Panama

Climate in Panama:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec

Best time to visit Panama:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is considered the best time to visit most parts of Panama. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to 90s Fahrenheit (21-32°C). It's ideal for beach vacations, exploring historical sites, and outdoor adventures. Rainfall is minimal during this time, offering clear skies and excellent conditions for hiking and wildlife viewing. However, it's also the high season, so prices for accommodations and tours may be higher.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Panama brings warmer temperatures and increased humidity, along with afternoon rain showers and occasional heavy rain. While the rainfall can be substantial, it typically doesn't last all day. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's a great time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience. The countryside is lush and vibrant during these months.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in bird-watching, the wet season is the best time to observe migratory birds, especially in destinations like Gamboa and El Valle de Antón.

Caribbean Coast:

  • Note that the Caribbean coast of Panama has a different rainy season pattern, with more consistent rainfall throughout the year. The dry season on the Caribbean coast is typically from September to October.

Pacific Coast and Highlands:

  • The dry season is more pronounced on the Pacific coast and in the highlands, making this the best time for activities in these regions.

Money & Prices

Currency in Panama:

Panamanian balboa (PAB)

How expensive is a trip to Panama?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
10.25 USD
Fast food meal:
8.01 USD
Mid-range meal:
25.08 USD
Bottle of water:
0.99 USD
Soft drink:
1.80 USD
4.07 USD
Local Beer:
2.53 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.41 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.49 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

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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