When to visit

Guatemala in July

Guatemala Weather in July

Avg. temperature: 24°C / 76°FSun: 6 hours of sunlight, 13 hours of daylight per day
Rain: 203 mm per monthAvg. Humidity: 81%

Looking to visit Guatemala in July? The summer is when most people venture to Guatemala as this is a popular time for vacation. The dry season lasts from November to April, while the wet season lasts from May to October. July falls in the middle of Guatemala’s wet season, July is known as one of Guatemala’s wettest months of the year- especially on the Caribbean coast, but don’t let that discourage you! There are many activities to be done when exploring Guatemala in July!

Even though the high season in Guatemala is from December to January, July is still a great month to visit Guatemala. If you’re not afraid of an afternoon storm or two, you are still able to do some sightseeing and exploring in the morning!

Due to July being one of the wettest months in Guatemala, and yet one of the most popular months, you will most likely experience some crowds. Storms are more likely to hit Guatemala’s caribbean coast, so we recommend staying more inland when visiting Guatemala in July- but, always check the weather!

Things to do in Guatemala in July


Formerly, one of the most important Mayan cities, Tikal is an ancient wonder. The Tikal ruins are made from limestone and amongst the buildings you’ll find here are royal palaces, temples, administrative buildings, living quarters and plenty of stone monuments and figures. You are even encouraged to explore and climb to the top of the ruins! Since Guatemala in July boasts perfectly sunny days, it is the optimal time to visit Tikal.


A colorful, picturesque town, with cobbled streets and amazing volcanic landscapes surrounding every part of the town. July is the perfect time to visit Antigua as you can discover the bright colonial architecture but then wander to the ancient ruins with the town, and just outside the town itself! Then head to Mercado de Artesanías where you can see one of Antigua’s biggest markets- from textiles to food, it’s a colorful market, reflective of the local spirit! With so much to do and see, Antigua is a great place to go in Guatemala in July!

Lake Atitlan

In Guatemala’s southwestern highlands lies the Atitlan Volcano. Lake Atitlan is created from one of Atitlan Volcano’s craters and sits just below the volcano. Surrounded by hills and volcanoes, Lake Atitlan’s views are unmatched. Known as a popular site to visit, due to its beauty and Mayan history, it should not be missed when visiting Guatemala in July. Lake Atitlan is perfect for visitors going to Guatemala in July, because it is perfect for a swim and you’ll have the most stunning views on clear, bright, sunny days!

Highland Towns

During the hot days of July in Guatemala, you may want to escape the what to cool off. If you head up the mountains into the highlands, you’ll surely find that relief! There will be less crowds, and you’ll be able to see more of the Mayan culture in these highland villages. Visiting Quetzaltenango and Huehuetenango are both great villages and worth visiting whether you are trying to escape the heat or not, when visiting Guatemala in July!


La Fiesta Nacional Indígena de Guatemala

If you’re looking for a festival that is packed with Mayan culture, and a great way to meet the locals, La Fiesta Nacional Indigena de Guatemala is the perfect time for your visit! Taking place in Coban, during the last weeks of July, you’ll experience traditional events, festivals, live music, and delicious food! La Fiesta Nacional Indigena de Guatemala is the perfect event to partake in when visiting Guatemala in July.

Booking your Guatemala trip in July

Traveling to Guatemala in July can be a great time to travel to Guatemala! While July is one of the most popular months, due to everyone’s summer vacation falling in July, the temperatures are very enjoyable as it is in the middle of the rainy season. We recommend booking in advance, due to July’s popularity, and also make sure to bring a poncho and umbrella in case you’re caught in an afternoon storm! 

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