01 Nov

When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Panama?

If you’re in the process of planning vacation, you’re probably wondering, when is the best time of year to visit Panama? The short answer is whenever you want. No matter when you visit, Panama offers the experience of a lifetime. This beautiful country is overflowing with history, modern convenience, and natural beauty.

However, it is important to note that there are only two seasons in Panama; dry and wet. The dry season consists of sunny skies, moderate temperatures, and a cool, coastal breeze. While the rainy season includes, well, rain—sometimes a lot of it. We cover the two seasons below to give you somewhat of an idea of what the weather will be like during your vacation.

Brief Snapshot of Panama’s Climate

A coastal and tropical paradise, the average temperatures in Panama never dip below 70°F and never pass 93°F. It’s a consistent, beautiful, and comfortable environment. As such, you can travel and see all the sites year-round; however, the driest parts of the year are typically best for site seeing. The dry season is from December to April. And while there is still the occasional storm, it’s nothing like what you would encounter during the rainy season. The rainy season lasts from May to November. However, September marks the official start, and the peak occurs during October. As one may expect, the dry season is the hottest part of the year and the rainy season is the coolest.

Partake in Panama’s Favorite Pastime

Many people can agree that December is the most beautiful time of year in Panama. December marks the end of Panama’s rainy season, with the dry season starting and northern winds beginning once more. Water temperatures start to dip, and the seas begin to settle down, making them perfect for fishing—a popular pastime in Panama. In the dry, winter months, black marlin migrate to the area and wahoo and dorado start to swarm the coast. Cubera snapper and roosterfish seem particularly active during this time as well due to the changing seasons. All told, December is a great month for Panama sport fishing.

Chiriqui, Panama, is home to some of the best deep sea, big sport fishing. Refer to our fishing calendar to determine when you should book a trip to catch your ideal type of fish. Panama Nautical Club is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike. At this lodge, you’ll have access to one of the world’s top sport fishing destinations and the most beautiful marinas in Panama. Fishing trips are for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, the water, and making memories. Book your visit today!