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Copán, Honduras

When is the best time to visit Honduras?

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
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
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

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Honduras

Copan, Honduras

Visiting Honduras in January - March

Being the driest time of the year, January to March is Honduras’s busy season. It offers perhaps the most comfortable temperatures, enticing many Europeans and North Americans looking to escape their own winters. This period also coincides with major public festivals around the country, which can cause hotels to reach capacity: availability can be a challenge.

Events & Festivals

  • Semana Santa (Holy Week) sees Easter celebrations and religious parades across the country.

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