Chichicastenango, Guatemala: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Chichicastenango, Guatemala? If you're planning to go to Chichicastenango, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Based on the climate and weather in Chichicastenango, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Chichicastenango, Guatemala by month

January

If you are traveling to Chichicastenango in January, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

February

February for Chichicastenango can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

March

March in this region is extremely hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

April

If you are traveling to Chichicastenango in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

May

May in Chichicastenango is really hot, somewhat stormy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

June

If you vacation in Chichicastenango during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

July

July is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you vacation in Chichicastenango during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Chichicastenango during September, you are likely to find that it is hot, very rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

October

In October, Chichicastenango is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Chichicastenango, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

November

November here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

December

If you visit Chichicastenango during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chichicastenango, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Chichicastenango
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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