WHEN TO TRAVEL?
The country has two main seasons:
Green season: May - October
Dry season: November - April
OCTOBER – MAY: VOLCANO SEASON
Although Guatemala’s volcanoes can be climbed throughout the year; this is the best time to do so. The rainy season has ended and the sky will be clear, allowing you to have excellent views from the highest peaks in all Central America.
MARCH – AUGUST: MAYAN BIOSPHERE RESERVE TREKKING
This is the best season to trek in the jungles of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve. The chances of rain are minimal; flood zones are dry and there is none or very little presence of pesky bugs such as mosquitoes and ticks.
MARCH – APRIL: BIRDING
This is the best time of the year for birding, as resident species increases their activity and singing displays due to the start of their mating season. Also, during this time the migratory species with their renewed plumage are preparing to return to North America.
NOVEMBER – APRIL: TREKKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AT THE MAYAN HIGHLANDS
This is the best time to trek or ride in the western highlands; clear skies, beautiful sunrises and sunsets in a rainless environment are perfect for multiple days of activities.
SEPTEMBER – FEBRUARY: SEA TURTLE LIBERATION AT THE GUATEMALAN PACIFIC SLOPE
This is the perfect season to walk on volcanic sand beaches and participate in sea turtle conservation efforts. Thousands of baby sea turtles are released, so they can begin their mysterious journey into the immense ocean.
MAY – OCTOBER: REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS AND INSECTS EXTRAVAGANZA
During the rainy season, there is an abundance of insects of all different kinds (butterflies, moths, fireflies, beetles, etc.) that are a delight for these micro beast lovers; It also coincides with the mating season of most of the region's amphibians and reptiles increasing the opportunity to listen and see very interesting species.