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

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

When to go to Tikal, Guatemala

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

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

January

January in Tikal is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

February

February here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Tikal during March, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tikal is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Tikal during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Tikal during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Tikal during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Tikal in October, 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:

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

November

November in Tikal is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Tikal is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tikal, 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 Tikal
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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