Central America Weather

Weather and Climate in Central America

Weather plays a big factor in any vacation, and the weather in Central America is no exception. While the Central America climate can be temperamental at times, dry and rainy seasons are often distinct, though they vary from country to country and region to region. Here, we've provided overviews of Central America weather in every Central America country.

  • 01 of 07
    Isla Tortuga, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America
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    Weather and climate in Costa Rica, Central America. Costa Rica is a tropical country, and Costa Rica weather certainly reflects that. While the regions at higher elevations can get quite cool, the general climate in Costa Rica is hot and humid...

  • 02 of 07
    Belize Weather
    ••• Belize Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in Belize, Central America. The weather in Belize is probably different than what you're used to back home. Bordered by Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea, Belize's sub-tropical location packs a lot of heat, though some months and locations are hotter than others...

  • 03 of 07
    Panama Weather
    ••• Panama Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in Panama, Central America. Panama is the southernmost country in Central America, serving as a unique land bridge between the North and South American continents. It's also quite close to the equator. As a result, Panama weather is decidedly tropical, and the most humid in all of Central America...

  • 04 of 07
    Guatemala Weather
    ••• Guatemala Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in Guatemala, Central America. Guatemala weather varies between seasons and locations, though humidity is a safe bet...

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  • 05 of 07
    Nicaragua Weather
    ••• Nicaragua Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in Nicaragua, Central America. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and as accordingly, Nicaragua weather varies from location to location. Though most of the country's climate is described as tropical, mountainous regions experience much different weather than Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, for example...

  • 06 of 07
    Honduras Weather
    ••• Honduras Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in Honduras, Central America. Honduras weather is considered tropical on both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts, though the climate tends to be more temperate inland...

  • 07 of 07
    El Salvador Weather
    ••• El Salvador Weather. Kirsten Hubbard

    Weather and climate in El Salvador, Central America. Though El Salvador is a tropical country with distinct rainy and dry seasons, it avoids the heat of many of other Central American countries...