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

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

When to go to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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

What to wear/what to pack for Lake Atitlán, Guatemala by month

January

If you vacation in Lake Atitlán during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Lake Atitlán 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:

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

March

If you visit Lake Atitlán during March, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Lake Atitlán in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Lake Atitlán during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, somewhat stormy and very hazy. 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Lake Atitlán is hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Lake Atitlán is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Lake Atitlán, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Lake Atitlán during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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:

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

October

October in Lake Atitlán is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is consistently 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:

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

December

If you vacation in Lake Atitlán 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lake Atitlán, 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 Lake Atitlán
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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