When to travel to central america

Clima tropical de centroamérica


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The climate of Central America

To emphasize the high precipitations that take place mainly in the rainy season that goes from May to October. In these months there are strong storms especially in the afternoon or at night. El Salvador is also affected by hurricanes during the months of June to November.

Temperate climate: It occurs in areas between 1000 and 2000 m. above sea level, with mild temperatures. It includes Guatemala City and the departments of Chimaltenango, El Progreso and Sacatepéquez.

Cold climate: Above 2000 m., temperatures are the lowest, below 15ºC in the months of December to February. It affects the departments of Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango and Totonicapán.

Tropical savanna climate: Affects the interior/northern zone including the Sula Valley, Quimistán and adjacent areas. The average temperature is around 25ºC and rainfall is lower than on the Atlantic coast.

Climate of the western zone: Above 1400 m. of altitude, with average temperature below 18ºC with cool and dry winters. Below 1400 m. the climate is of the tropical savanna type.

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Costa Rica is famous for its natural landscapes, its beaches of crystal clear water and white sand, the warmth of its people, for being a country that has no army, for adventure activities in a place like no other…

But if you have arrived here looking for information about when to travel to Costa Rica, surely what you are interested in knowing is what is the best time to travel to Costa Rica. Well, we are going to take you out of doubts.

The area of central Costa Rica including its capital, San Jose, is known as “La Eterna Primavera” (Eternal Spring). Due to the green color of its forests and its mild and pleasant temperature during the day. The higher the altitude above sea level, the higher the probability of rain and the lower the temperature, especially at night.

The dry season that goes from December to May: It is the area where it rains the least, even in this season it can receive occasional rains at the end of the day. But they are pleasant rains that refresh the atmosphere and are appreciated.

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If your long-awaited vacation is just around the corner and you are wondering what is the best season to travel to Costa Rica and other Central American countries, you should read this post first. In it we offer you a series of recommendations so that you can make the most of those days of rest in the exotic places that await you in the depths of Central America. You won’t be able to resist the temptation.

Are you ready for adventure? It’s time to plan your getaway well so that nothing goes wrong. Follow these tips and you won’t have to worry about anything else during your stay except exploring the best spots. It will be worth it.

Take good note of the following ten tips. They represent the sure passport to a trip to the best destinations in Central America to visit. It will be an absolutely memorable vacation for you and your family or friends. You’ll wish it would never end.

When packing your suitcase for your trips to Costa Rica and other nearby countries, try not to load it with clothes and accessories.  Take the essentials and, most importantly, opt for clothes made of light and breathable fabrics. Do not overdo it either. You can wash them and wear them again the next day. In all tourist areas you will find washing and drying services that are fast and efficient.

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