Discover the best time to visit Panama

From the sultry sands of Bocas del Torro to the cobbled streets of Panama City’s old quarter, Panama has a truly tropical climate. The Pacific side of the country has slightly lowers temperatures than the Caribbean side. Despite this you can expect high temperatures across the country throughout the year. Find out the best time to visit Panama for you below!

Panama's Climate

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  • Temperature (celsius)
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Caribbean Side262727272727272726262627
Bungalows with garden

Pacific Side

The Pacific side of Panama incorporates the totally tropical valley of Boquete. Average temperatures here remain steady throughout the year between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius. However, you can expect significantly more rainfall during the months of August and October. Best to pack a poncho.

View our Boquete trip
kuna man on beach

Caribbean Side

On Panama’s Caribbean coast you’ll find the soft white sands of the San Blas Islands. Temperatures here remain a steady 26-27 degrees Celsius throughout the year but the driest time to go is from the end of December to early April. If you’re visiting the islands to get to know the indigenous Kuna community, then really any time of year should suit you just fine.

View our San Blas Islands trip
  • beach with palm trees and jetty
  • View of Panama City skyline at nightfall with the lights twinkling
  • Panama Beach
View across sandy beaches of San Blas IslandsLaze on the sandy beaches of Panama
Get away from it all on a Panama beach, sit back with a cocktail and soak up the laid-back vibe.
Beaches in Panama

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