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

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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.

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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 Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

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


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

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

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February

February in this region is really 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

March in Santiago Atitlán is extremely 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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April

If you go to Santiago Atitlán in April, 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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May

May in Santiago Atitlán can be very 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.

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June

June in Santiago Atitlán is constantly 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.

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July

July in Santiago Atitlán is pretty consistently 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).

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August

If you visit Santiago Atitlán during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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

September here is hot, very 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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October

October in Santiago 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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November

If you are traveling to Santiago Atitlán in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you vacation in Santiago Atitlán during December, you might see 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 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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