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

Traveling to Retalhuleu, Guatemala? If you're planning to go to Retalhuleu, we've got 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 Retalhuleu, Guatemala

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

Important essentials for Retalhuleu, Guatemala

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Retalhuleu during January, you might notice 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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February

If you are traveling to Retalhuleu in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

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

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April

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

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May

If you visit Retalhuleu during May, you will probably see that it can be sweltering, 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you go to Retalhuleu in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Retalhuleu during July, you will probably see that it is extremely warm, somewhat 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 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 about half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Retalhuleu during August, you may notice 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 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

If you visit Retalhuleu during September, you will probably see 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.

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October

October 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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November

November can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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December

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

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Activities for Retalhuleu, Guatemala

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Retalhuleu.

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