Panama Weather

Panama is a year-round destination for adventure travelers. The temperatures are the same all year, hurricanes do not reach this area, we don’t get tornados, and there are no active volcanoes.

Seasons

Green Season (May-Nov). You shouldn’t be discouraged to visit Panama during the green season as this is only a term indicating that it rains more often than on the high season, not that it rains all day every day. The same way you shouldn’t assume it will not rain at all during the high season. There are many benefits of visiting during the green season, such as fewer tourists, lower rates on hotels and tours, and intense green landscapes all around.

High Season (Dec-Apr). Also referred to as “summer”. Even though it’s not guaranteed that it will not rain during this time of the year, because it rains less than on the green season it is the busiest time of the year for hotels and tour operators. Play it safe and make your reservations in advance.

Main Destinations

Pacific Coast. The best area for those chasing the sun. From Taboga and the Pearl Islands, to the Beaches near Panama City and the ones on the Azuero Peninzula. If you want to return home with a tan, there is a good chance you will get what you want regardless of which time of the year you choose to arrive.

Caribbean Coast. It rains more on the Caribbean side than on the Pacific side of Panama, so come prepared. Destinations such as Bocas del Toro and Guna Yala/San Blas are well worth visiting even if it rains. Besides the dry season, September and October in the middle of the rainy season are also good months to visit.

The Highlands. These areas of the country closer to the clouds get a good share of light rain, providing the perfect conditions for rainbows to appear. The highlands of Panama are the only places where you should wear a sweater or light jacket due to the lower temperatures averaging 22C/72F year round.