Seasons in Central America

Winter. Spring. Summer.Fall. Repeat. Right?


In Central America seasons are less extreme and are not so clearly defined as most year weather seems to be mild and the temperature difference is not as polarized as in northern countries or countries in the extreme south. In Central America we have two main seasons : Dry Season and Rainy Season.

Dry Season:

The dry season runs from early November to mid May. During this season very rarely does it rain and clear skies reign from November-February. March and April become the hottest months of the year.

Rainy Season:

This season runs from about Mid May-To Mid or late October. Most mornings are clear and dry and most afternoons it will rain. Most torrential weather is around July to September.

Most volunteers come to Central America expecting hot and muggy weather, while this is true for a large section of the region certain places in Guatemala and Costa Rica have cooler weather. In fact most of our programs in Guatemala are in the Western Highlands where it can get quite chilly at night and early mornings. Also Guatemala and Costa Rica are very mountainous making the variation in weather quite drastic sometimes. In one day you can be in the muggy hot mangroves and in a few hours on cold mountains sipping hot chocolate.

Here’s an average for year :

So remember always check with us on what to bring for your next volunteering adventure !