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Travel to Honduras is possible year round, but the dry season between December and April is generally considered the best time to go. May and November bring hotter, more humid conditions and afternoon downpours, while the later months of the year carry the threat of hurricanes. Temperatures don’t vary dramatically throughout the year, staying around 27°C to 32°C (82°F to 90°F) along the coast and islands, and 33°C to 37°C (91°F to 98°F) inland. Be aware that the humidity does cause the temperature to feel much hotter than it truly is during the country’s wet season.

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I love visiting Honduras during April and May, as this is the best time for diving with whale sharks, and there are generally smaller crowds than in December and January.

Tomas, Central America Specialist

Honduras Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Copán 27°C 34mm 28°C 25mm 31°C 26mm 32°C 34mm 31°C 122mm 29°C 276mm 28°C 211mm 29°C 214mm 28°C 261mm 27°C 161mm 26°C 76mm 26°C 55mm
The Bay Islands 28°C 176mm 28°C 155mm 30°C 55mm 31°C 74mm 32°C 55mm 32°C 84mm 31°C 110mm 32°C 126mm 31°C 187mm 30°C 433mm 29°C 397mm 28°C 335mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Honduras

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Visiting Honduras in May - October

During these months, most of Honduras experiences high rainfall. Temperatures peak early on, and become slightly more bearable as the year continues. While the weather isn’t ideal, travel during this period can be more cost-effective as hotel occupancy generally drops off.

Events & Festivals

  • Independence Day (15th September) sees schools participating in three days of contests for the best-executed music and dance performances.
  • Pods of whale sharks begin to frequent the waters around the Bay Islands, staying until September.
  • San Isidro Festival in La Ceiba is a Mardi-Gras style party that takes over the streets of the city, with hundreds of thousands coming to witness the festivities.

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