Lake Atitlán, Guatemala: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Lake Atitlán during January, you will probably notice 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.

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February

February in Lake Atitlán is constantly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

If you are traveling to Lake Atitlán in March, 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).

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April

If you vacation in Lake Atitlán during April, you might see that it can be sweltering, 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). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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May

May in Lake Atitlán is consistently hot, somewhat stormy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in Lake Atitlán can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July for Lake Atitlán is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Lake Atitlán during August, you may notice 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.

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September

In September, Lake Atitlán is extremely warm, very rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Atitlán, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

October 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 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

Traveling to Lake Atitlán in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

Traveling to Lake Atitlán in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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