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

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

When to go to Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

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

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

January

If you visit Santiago Atitlán during January, you are likely to find that it can be very 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
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

February

If you are traveling to Santiago Atitlán 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:

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

March

March here can be very 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:

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

April

April here 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:

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

May

If you visit Santiago Atitlán during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Santiago 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Santiago Atitlán, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Santiago Atitlán is extremely warm, 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:

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

August

If you vacation in Santiago Atitlán during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering, 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:

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

September

If you are traveling to Santiago Atitlán in September, you will notice that it is 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:

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

October

In October, Santiago Atitlán is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Santiago Atitlán, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Santiago Atitlán during November, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Santiago Atitlán can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santiago 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 Santiago Atitlán
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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