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

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

When to go to Panajachel, Guatemala

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

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

January

If you vacation in Panajachel during January, you are likely to find that it is really 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:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

Traveling to Panajachel in February, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

March

Traveling to Panajachel in March, you will notice that it is constantly 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:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

April

If you are traveling to Panajachel in April, you will notice that it is constantly 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
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

May

May in Panajachel is constantly 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:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

June

June in this region can be very 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:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

July

July in Panajachel 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

August

In August, Panajachel can be very 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 Panajachel, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you vacation in Panajachel 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:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October in Panajachel 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

November

November in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Panajachel, 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 Panajachel

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