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

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

When to go to San Juan, Guatemala

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

What to wear/what to pack for San Juan, Guatemala by month

January

If you go to San Juan 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
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit San Juan during February, you are likely to find that it is really hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no 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:

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

March

If you vacation in San Juan during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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:

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

April

April in San Juan is consistently 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:

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

May

May here is extremely hot, somewhat stormy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to San Juan in June, you will notice that it is really 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in San Juan 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:

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

August

If you visit San Juan 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:

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

September

If you go to San Juan in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, very rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to San Juan in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in San Juan during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. 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 around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in San Juan during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for San Juan, Guatemala

Here are some general tips on what to wear in San Juan, 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 San Juan

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